Web piercing + dentist.

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Monday May 5th, 2008 @ 9:11 PM

Filed under: Tongue

Basically, I got my web pierced, I’m still underage, and my mom doesn’t know about it, and I don’t plan on letting her know about it. I’m bound to have a dentist appointment eventually. I know I can hide it for cleaning and whatnot, and the people who do that the the clinic I go to are pretty hip, and they either won’t say anything, or won’t think anything of it. But then, my actual dentist, is not exactly modern, and made quite the scene when he noticed my industiral, “What is that, a nail through your ear? That’s so weird, I’d never let my daughter get that.” And I’m sure he’d mention something when he sees a web piercing in my xrays.

So, do they have the right, I suppose, but that probably isn’t the right thing to say, to tell them about something like a web piercing? Unless I’ve got receeding gums, which I don’t, I can’t see any reason that they’d need to tell them. I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada if that helps.

Thank You! (:

I was unable to find a specific guideline deeming whether or not a dental practitioner in Nova Scotia has the right to inform your legal guardians of your piercings. If you are the age of majority, they definitely wouldn’t have the right to do so.

I’ll say that if this is your concern, mention it to your dentist in a mature straight-forward manner that you have this piercing for your own personal reasons and that you would prefer that it not be mentioned or brought up to others. Your dentist will be more likely to respect your wishes if you can give a solid and positive explanation of why you have chosen to wear this piercing.

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3 Responses to “Web piercing + dentist.”

  1. I took mine out for about 1-2 hours when I had to go to the dentist. Had the piercing about 3 months and it went back in fine.

    Sarah on May 6th, 2008 at 8:40 pm
  2. If your piercing can handle being out that long, that’s definitely a good option also.

    Russ Foxx on May 7th, 2008 at 2:42 pm
  3. I thought it was mandatory for oral piercings to be taken out during x rays? It blocks viewing of the teeth if it’s left in.

    Liz on June 15th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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