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Oral surgery and oral piercing?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree

In brief: What is the question

What about oral surgery and piercing?

In brief: What is the question

What about oral surgery and piercing?
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not good idea

Having oral surgery with an oral piercing in place is not a good idea.
These things act like little wrecking balls in the mouth and can chip away teeth at an alarming rate. Your surgeon is likely to ask you to remove the oral piercing prior to the procedure.

In brief: Not good idea

Having oral surgery with an oral piercing in place is not a good idea.
These things act like little wrecking balls in the mouth and can chip away teeth at an alarming rate. Your surgeon is likely to ask you to remove the oral piercing prior to the procedure.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Oral surgery

If you have a piercing and wondering if you should keep it while having a procedure the answer would be no.
A tongue piecing for example could get dislodged and displaced to your lungs.

In brief: Oral surgery

If you have a piercing and wondering if you should keep it while having a procedure the answer would be no.
A tongue piecing for example could get dislodged and displaced to your lungs.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Remove

Oral piercing should be removed prior to surgery so it is not dislodged and swallowed during prodecure.

In brief: Remove

Oral piercing should be removed prior to surgery so it is not dislodged and swallowed during prodecure.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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