A Systematic Review

Komplikasi tindik lidah pada rongga mulut

Ali Yusran , Eddy Parinding

Ali Yusran
Bagian Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar. Email: yusranmuh43@yahoo.com

Eddy Parinding
Bagian Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar
Online First: October 30, 2008 | Cite this Article
Yusran, A., Parinding, E. 2008. Komplikasi tindik lidah pada rongga mulut. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 7(2): 114-122.

Historically, wearing adornments on pierced on body parts has been associated with
many cultures as manifestations of religious or cultural identities. Currently, its use
has a broad acceptance among young people. The most common sites for piercings are
the tongue and lower lip in the oral cavity. Several complications may be associated
with this practice with the most frequently observed being halitosis, periodontitis,
tooth fracture, glossitis, and the formation of abscesses. This paper was a case report
of patient who had a complication from piercing on the tongue located under the
overlying mucosa. It was suggested that a local habit was a possible initiator of this


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