Oral Piercings & Orthodontics
A tongue piercing can hit the braces during talking or sleep, and damage them. It may also make braces less effective by interfering with tooth movement and even causing gaps in the teeth. Tongue piercings can also interfere with retainers, Lingual braces and Invisalign aligners.
Correspondingly, what is a tongue ring retainer?
Tongue Retainers are made of acrylic. They replace your existing Tongue Stud and are used for hiding Tongue Piercings, or can be used if you need to remove your jewellery for an x-ray, operation or dental treatment. It is held in place with a rubber ‘O’ ring.
Subsequently, do tongue piercing craters go away?
Often a barbell end will rest or nest into the top of the tongue. This is wear a small crater or indention will form around the top piercing hole that the ball will nest or rest in. This is normal and usually will not cause a problem unless more than 30% of the ball rests into the tongue during healing.
Does getting your tongue pierced mess up your teeth?
Unfortunately, yes. A tongue piercing can cause damage to teeth. Piercings are usually hard metal, which inside the mouth can cause damage. Biting down onto the piercing or playing with it can result in scratching or chipping teeth, as well as increased tooth sensitivity.
Because the dental assistant will position your tongue out of the way as the dentist works, your ring may not be a problem. If your ring is very large or located in an inconvenient location, or your mouth is very small, your dentist may recommend that you remove your ring before your visit.
About tongue piercings, it is true that tongue piercings do not completely close up if they have completely healed before the tongue stud is removed. … If the tongue piercing is removed for even one night, it will partially close up as it is a muscle, which is very unlike ear piercings.
three to four weeks
On the flip side, don’t:
- use tongue scrapers.
- play with your jewelry.
- engage in french kissing or oral sex until the piercing has completely healed.
- play contact sports with your jewelry in your tongue.
- smoke or drink alcohol during the healing process.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing. the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days. the jewelry becoming visible under the skin. the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
If you have fissures in your tongue, it’s likely no cause for concern. In fact, certain types of grooves or cracks are considered simply a variation of a normal tongue. Sometimes called a plicated or scrotal tongue, this condition is often harmless. However, it’s rarely a good idea to diagnose yourself.
Doctors are warning that tongue piercings could lead to fatal infections, after a 22-year-old Israeli man died in hospital weeks after getting his tongue pierced. Although this is a rare case, oral physicians say there is always a risk of infection when surgery is performed in the mouth.