Friday January 16th, 2009 @ 9:06 PM
Filed under: Lip/Cheek
i have a couple questions regarding upper lip frenulum piercings (’smiley’/’scrumper’) and i thought ‘why not?’ since there doesn’t appear to be any questions on here referring to them, anyway.
first question: is it virtually impossible to heal a smiley? i say virtually because i’ve seen some pretty… weirdly placed piercings heal up. so basically what are the chances of it actually healing is what i’m trying to ask, i suppose.
second question: how long, on average, do they last without rejection?
third question: are gum erosion/teeth problems highly common when having this piercing?
thank you very much for your time.
It is certainly not impossible to heal up a lip frenulum piercing! In fact, they tend to heal up quite quickly. It’s a very thin bit of tissue making it a relatively small wound and oral tissue tends to heal up nicely.
Unfortunately due to the instability of this thin tissue, frenulum piercings are prone to migrating out moreso than other piercings would. Wearing a ring in as small a diameter as possible for your anatomy will help lessen this risk as will the aftercare, jewelry material and how you wear it. Pulling the jewelry and playing with it will increase the risk of it migrating down and out.
When considering a lip frenulum piercing, it is important to consider the risk that there may be risk to oral tissue as a result of having jewelry rubbing against it constantly.
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