I was wondering if the monroe piercing, which is on the upper lip, actually causes gum damage/recession. If so, does using a plastic flexible piece of jewelry (instead of the metal) help prevent the recession?

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  • Samantha Howard

    Samantha Howard 12 - August - 2011, at 17:23 PM

  • this isnt a comment but im thinking about getting it done has anything bad ever happen, or any infections and has anyone ever taken theres out how bad is the scar

  • SuzieDsouza

    SuzieDsouza 23 - March - 2011, at 01:57 AM

  • Earrings just don't work for Monroe piercings, and they look weird and hurt your mouth too. So stick with classical Monroe piercing jewelry, and you'll be good to go!

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 02 - March - 2011, at 10:04 AM

  • Piercing as such has no effect on gums or teeth. It is the jewellery which is worn causes the damage to gums and teeth. The gums recession takes place due to repeated trauma of jewellery worn in piercing site and sometimes it can wear off the enamel also. To avoid these complications, plastic studs are available which are soft and cause minimal gum injury and enamel wear is also minimised with these plastic studs. For more info on oral piercings you can read this article from given link... www.identalhub.com/dental-what-can-be-risks-of-oral-piercing-573.aspx

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