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Forum Name: Oral and dental diseases

Question: Lip piercing + Braces.

anzac - Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:34 pm

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?

I had some advice stating * a ring would be better for me because it wouldnt rub the braces*. please I need some help.

Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:53 am

Hi anzac,
According to documented literature lip or tongue piercing may cause recession of gums regardless of whether studs or rings are used. The problem is essentially aimed at long term wearers and if taken out at night along with proper dental care reduces complications. I certainly hope you have discussed this with your dentist.

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