Local infection (swelling, flow of pus, fever, wart, herpes, etc.)
Systemic infection (tetanus, HIV, hepatitis B/C, etc.)
Toxic shock (poisoning, allergic reaction to the metal, etc.)
Transmission of the bacteria by blood, which can reach the heart, the brain, etc.
- Bleeding, haemorrhage
- Pain, swelling which causes difficulty of breathing, of swallowing, of speaking, of chewing
- Saliva increase
- Sensitivity to the heat, spiced food, etc.
- Loss of taste
- Cyst or tear
- Continual bad breath
- Loss of sensitivity (if a nerve has been reached), or unpleasant feeling of numbing or tingling
- Jewel broken, with the risk to swallow or slurp up it
Consequences at the level of the teeth:
- Worn tooth with the friction of the jewel
- Cracked or broken tooth, or cracked filling caused by the repetitive shocks of the metal while eating, biting oneself, or sleeping
- Irritation, swelling, bleeding of the gum
- Receding gum involving sensitivity and possibility of root decay (a receding gum remains always like that, unless making a graft).