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Forum Name: Oral and dental diseases

Question: lip piercing


agentyandu - Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:29 am

I wanna get my lip pierced I just want to know what is the risk of it. a few of my friends have offered to do it is that safe. they have down it a few times before?
Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:07 pm

Dear agentyandu,
Here at The Doctors Lounge, we do not recommend lip piercing. Lip piercing may be associated with several hazards. If you have a bleeding tendency disease that has not been diagnosed yet then you risk bleeding to a dangerous degree. There is always the possibilty of infection at the site of trauma. More dangerously, there is a risk of a slow infection that slowly enters the blood stream and silently causes damage of the heart valves and could later lead to Stroke. There are cases 'bacterial endocarditis' that have been recorded after lip piercing.
anzac - Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:04 am

G'day. im a 16 year male with braces and im wanting to get my lip pierced. I was wondering if it possible to get my lip peirce with a ring not a stud, and still have my braces on and with out them rubbing against each other?

Also people say with oral piercings there is a chance of it rubbing against your gum line and over time it can receed.....true? but it is mostly said with studs.....what about rings?


Thanks.
Acrobat - Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:20 am

wow don't get your friend to do it whatever you do! Someone at school I know had their ear pierced by their friend and it was a right mess.... all swollen up and septic and horrible. Imagine if that was your lip. Atleast he could just put a band aid on it and wait for it to heal.
BiteMe69 - Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:16 am

Hey :D
What will happen if I get my tongue pierced before I get braces...will I have to take out the tongue piercing or will it b okay to kepp it in with braces :?:

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