Pediatricians located in Shenandoah, TX
If you’re interested in getting your child’s ears pierced and want to ensure it’s done safely with the least amount of discomfort, rely on Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas. Board-certified pediatricians offer ear piercing in a comfortable, clean, safe environment. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule your child’s ear piercing online today.
Ear Piercing Q & A
What is ear piercing?
Ear piercing uses a tiny needle to make a hole in your child’s earlobe and place a sterile earring. Over time as the earlobe heals around an earring, the hole in the ear becomes permanent without the risk of closing up. This means you or your child can change out their earrings as needed.
Getting your child’s ears pierced at a doctor’s office is the safest way to do so.
What are the benefits of medical ear piercing?
Some of the many benefits associated with ear piercing at Neighborhood Pediatrics include:
- Top-quality earrings and care
- Medical-grade cleanliness
- Low risk of complications
- Less pain
- Fast healing
There’s no downtime after ear piercing at Neighborhood Pediatrics, and any discomfort your child feels lasts a very short time.
What should I expect during ear piercing?
The Neighborhood Pediatrics office is a comfortable, soothing environment that puts kids of all ages at ease when getting their ears pierced. Your provider might mark an area of your child’s earlobe to make it easier to penetrate the lobe.
They use a tiny needle or an ear-piercing gun to quickly puncture the earlobe all the way through before completing the same step on the other earlobe. The entire process is fast, and while your child might feel slight discomfort, it lasts just a second or two.
What happens after getting my child’s ear pierced?
After your child gets their ears pierced, the earlobes may be a little sore and red, but these side effects don’t last long. It’s important to follow all of your child's provider’s post-care instructions to reduce the risk of complications.
Apply ointment to the pierced area as directed by your pediatrician to reduce the risk of infection. Keep your child’s earlobes clean and twist the earring periodically during the healing process.
Avoid taking earrings out of newly pierced ears until your provider says it’s okay, as taking them out too soon could cause the holes in the earlobes to close up.
If you’d like to learn more about ear piercing at Neighborhood Pediatrics, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
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