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Researchers from texas tech university found that a belly button piercing has a forty-five percent chance of getting infected.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

WKBW 11/6/2009 5:56:47 PM: ...part of her tooth . nats: that dark area of that tooth is where you've broken a cusp."" narr: aaron broke a tooth the same way. sot: aaron, 19 years old ""i was eating some chex mix or something, and just bit down, and crack."" narr: broken teeth, scarring, hepatitis, even aids . any piercing, on any part of the body, can go wrong. in fact, researchers from texas tech university found that a belly button piercing has a forty-five percent chance of getting infected. it happened to camille. sot: camille, 23 years old ""it grew kinda swollen, and just kinda puss-ey."" narr: then, she got her upper ear pierced, and that got infected. sot: camille, 23 years old ""okay, that one really, really hurt. i'm not going to lie, it really, really hurt."" narr: some patients get hurt and don't even know it. . super: david montgomery, dmd, dentist ""the first thing we do when we see a patient with a tongue bar is we're going to go in and look for broken teeth. we've had patients in that haven't realized, and they've had three broken teeth."" narr: experts say inserting metal into your skin is hazardous. but if your child insists . and you allow it . make sure they go someplace clean and professional. super: rick lloyd, m.d., pediatrician ""and have it done right, rather than by a family friend or another adolescent.""

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