Ear piercing is an age-old tradition. Earrings are worn both by women and men.
Ear piercing is safe, performed under professionals with proper aseptic and sterile conditions to avoid infections and promotes rapid healing. Wearing earrings of quality metal is good to prevent infections on later dates.
Ear piercing technique:
With proper asepsis, the skin surface is prepared for piercing.
Local anesthesia is given to numb the area so that no pain is experienced.
Sterile needles are taken. Using 18 and 26 gauge needle ear hole is pierced successfully.
Small sterile stick soaked in the antibiotic ointment is placed to secure the hole created. Stick is soaked in antibiotic to avoid postoperative infections and to allow the tissues to heal quickly within a weeks time. At times a course of oral antibiotics may be advised.
We had a patient at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital with torn earlobe resulted from usage of heavy earrings. Sutures were placed and informed her to report back after 6 weeks to check for healing. Healing was satisfactory and the next week appointment was given for piercing. Painless, sterile ear piercing at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital.