Oral – Cheek

Oral – Cheek

Cheek piercing is facial body piercing through the cheek. The most common variation of the cheek piercing penetrates the facial tissue into the oral cavity. The usual placement is symmetrical on either side of the face, either penetrating or imitating dimples. Cheek piercings are normally pierced with 14g flat back labret studs, a type of barbell jewelry. The flat back provides comfort and lessens the chance of the jewelry damaging the teeth and gums of the bearer. During healing, the piercing is fitted with longer jewelry to accommodate for swelling. After the piercing is healed, shortened jewelry further reduces the chance of damage to the teeth from unintentional biting. Medproflex labrets (flexibilty and soft flat back are the best ), over a surgical steel labret. Healing Time: 8 – 12 weeks