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Posted by Bonnie on October 23, 2000 at 08:30:22:

In Reply to: facial piercing caused recessed tooth?? posted by Stephanie on October 23, 2000 at 02:13:33:

: I had a labret piercing (just under center of lip) in for almost three years. Recently, I went to the dentist for the first time in years. She said one of my teeth are recessed and she recommends that I get a skin graft done. She feels that my piercing may have caused the recession as the back of the piercing continuously rubbed against my gums for three years. My orthodontist said she will keep a watch on it. She said she isn't sure how much gum will grow back, but she is sure that it won't be a complete regrowth. How much of a possibility is there of regrowth? Both my dentist and orthodontist recommend that I get this done before I began orthodontic treatment. I am getting braces to correct a few problems. Have you heard anything about piercings causing gum recession? I took it out immediately after I found out my tooth was recessed.

Once you have gum lose you it wont grow back, I think your dentist was right in having the procedure done before getting your braces ..Your lucky that you didnt have more problems from the peircing then just gum recession in one tooth,you wouldnt believe the infections I have seen.

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