Tongue piercing is usually done for simple aesthetics or for sexual pleasure. At first, it generates significant inflammation, but at the same time it is one of the fastest to heal.
Greater oral health
If you have a piercing in your tongue, you should go to the dentist more regularly, and be extremely careful with your mouth to avoid infections or fractures in the enamel due to the wear that occurs when "fiddling" with the piercing in the mouth.
Take care of your diet
The days after the tongue piercing, we recommend that you maintain a soft diet and, if possible, at room temperature or cold. In any case, avoid very hot, acidic or spicy foods.
Avoid touching your piercing without having washed your hands, brush your teeth after every meal and use a mouthwash to properly remove all bacteria from the mouth and avoid infections.
We answer all your questions about tongue piercings.
What if I smoke and have a tongue piercing?
Both smoking and drinking alcohol can damage and infect a tongue piercing if it has not yet healed properly. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance not to take these substances during the healing process, as it can cause serious infections and even develop a local infection that could reach the bloodstream and reach other organs.
When does the tongue piercing close?
The complete healing of a tongue piercing can occur in three weeks, even if after that time you do not remove the piercing, since in a matter of minutes or a few hours the perforation could be completely closed.
After about four weeks, if you wish, you can change the piercing piece without any problem for healing or perforation, since removing the piece prematurely can cause pain, wounds, or the perforation could close.
How do I know if my tongue piercing has been rejected?
Tongue piercing rejection is a complication that can occur when inserting the piece of jewelry and can occur if, for example, keloids, infections, and dermatitis appear in the pierced area. This rejection can appear weeks or months after placement and to know if you are rejecting the piercing, you should take a good look at the area and see if any of the following signs appear:
Why does the tongue turn white after a piercing?
This could mean that the tongue piercing is infected. Pay attention if there is a yellowish, bloody or whitish discharge around it. If your tongue looks like this, see a doctor immediately. In addition, you should be extremely hygienic, we recommend cleaning the wound at least twice a day, generally with physiological saline or sea salt diluted in water.
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