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Should I see a specialist for puncture wound of lip, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not if Complex

Although many regular doctors can treat a puncture wound if infected or complex such as underlying muscle injury then see a plastic, ENT or oral surgeon.

In brief: Not if Complex

Although many regular doctors can treat a puncture wound if infected or complex such as underlying muscle injury then see a plastic, ENT or oral surgeon.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your regular doctor

Most of these wounds can be taken care of by your doctor, unless they are complicated, then you can go to er, any er doctor can take care of a pucture wound of lip.

In brief: Your regular doctor

Most of these wounds can be taken care of by your doctor, unless they are complicated, then you can go to er, any er doctor can take care of a pucture wound of lip.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

If he has had the right training he can take care of it.
If not he will send you to someone that can.

In brief: Probably

If he has had the right training he can take care of it.
If not he will send you to someone that can.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depending on the size and location of the wound, you may want to see an oral surgeon.
An oral surgeon specializes in wounds to the mouth, lips and facial area.

In brief: Depends

Depending on the size and location of the wound, you may want to see an oral surgeon.
An oral surgeon specializes in wounds to the mouth, lips and facial area.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely he can

Your family doctor could handle it or if he could not he can recommend a specialist for you.

In brief: Most likely he can

Your family doctor could handle it or if he could not he can recommend a specialist for you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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