To some, tongue splitting is seen as a form of body art and self-expression. But, tongue splitting can have many harmful side effects.
What is tongue splitting?
Tongue splitting is where a person’s tongue is split into two pieces, creating a “forked” appearance.
What are the negative side effects of tongue splitting?
Tongue splitting can have many adverse side effects, including:
- Nerve damage.
- Increased saliva flow.
- Loss of taste.
- Difficulty speaking.
What do I need to know about reversal surgery?
If you decide to undergo a reversal procedure, surgery to restore your tongue could be the most dangerous part of the tongue splitting procedure. Along with reconstruction costs averaging $2,500, potential long-term effects of this surgery include nerve damage, scarring and decreased tongue flexibility.
American Dental Association: Oral Piercings