Cheek piercings qualify both as an oral piercing and as a facial piercing. They are pierced directly through the cheek, usually in the centre, where natural dimples are located. This location is usually the thinnest part of the cheek and will heal most rapidly, but other placements are also possible.
Cheek piercings are done with long labret studs and are similar to lip piercings in terms of healing. This part of the face receives a healthy supply of blood and should heal well. Smoking and drinking alcohol should be avoided until it is healed. The outside of the piercing should be cleaned at least twice daily with saline solution. Rinse with suitable mouthwash in the morning, the evening and after eating. Avoid swimming and submersion in water until healed.
Cheek Piercing Healing Time: 4 to 12 weeks