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How to Remove a Stuck Labret Stud

Updated February 21, 2017

When your labret stud gets stuck, it can swell up and hurt badly. It is important that you remove it as soon as possible to avoid infection. Removing a stuck labret stud can hurt, but is not that difficult and is completely necessary.

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  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with hot soapy water to kill any germs on them before putting them in your mouth.

  2. Unscrew the ball of the piercing on the outside of your labret.

  3. Fold over your bottom lip with one hand so that you can see the back side of the labret piercing.

  4. Grab hold of the back of the piercing with the tweezers. Gently but firmly pull upward on the labret stud. You may have to be very firm with it so that it will come loose. It may hurt or even bleed.

  5. Rinse your mouth out with an alcohol-free mouthwash to kill any germs that may be in the piercing site.

  6. Tip

    Rinse your mouth with water if you are bleeding. If infection persists, visit a doctor immediately.

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Things You'll Need

  • Tweezers
  • Non-alcohol mouthwash

About the Author

Nicole Ramage

Nicole Ramage has been writing professionally since 2005. She holds a certification in professional cake decorating and creates and sells custom cakes. She also teaches arts and crafts, specializing in weddings and baking. She earned her ordained ministership in Washington and Oregon in 2009 and an Associate of Applied Science in professional baking from Clark College.

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