This symptom often clears up on its own. You may be able to remove the white coating from your tongue by gently brushing it with a soft toothbrush. Or softly run a tongue scraper across your tongue. Drinking lots of water can also help flush bacteria and debris out of your mouth.
Also to know is, why is there white stuff on my tongue piercing?
Swelling and inflammation: Days 4–10
After a few days, the wound may also ooze a whitish or clear fluid. When the swelling decreases, replace the jewelry with a shorter piece of jewelry. Leaving longer jewelry in place increases irritation and may damage the teeth. It is safest to have a piercer do this.
Just so, does your tongue heal after piercing?
Share on Pinterest A tongue piercing usually finishes healing within 4–6 weeks. When a tongue piercing heals correctly, the body treats the wound like a scar. People’s bodies are all different, so the healing process varies from person to person.
How do you cure a white tongue?
Simple ways you can treat white tongue include:
- Drinking more water, up to eight glasses a day.
- Brushing your teeth using a soft toothbrush.
- Using a mild fluoride toothpaste —one that doesn’t have sodium lauryl sulfate (a detergent) listed as an ingredient.
- Using fluoride mouthwash.
Using a mouthwash proven to kill bacteria and plaque can also help decrease and prevent the buildup that is causing your white tongue.
A white tongue caused by a certain disorder may need a specific medical treatment. Oral thrush is treated with antifungal medicines, most likely in the form of an oral drop, for 1 to 2 weeks until it has run its course.
The most common cause of white tongue is dehydration or dry mouth, which is a breeding ground for bacteria. In fact, if you don’t diligently brush your tongue and teeth at least twice a day, you increase your risk of developing white tongue.
A healthy tongue is typically pink in color, but it can still vary slightly in dark and light shades. Your tongue also has small nodules on the top and bottom. These are called papillae.
You can do a salt rinse to help minimize any pain and swelling. Ready-made rinses may be available for purchase from your piercer, or you can make your own at home. Use it several times per day at first to encourage 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.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
A new piercing can be tender, itchy and slightly red and can remain so for a few weeks. A pale, odourless fluid may sometimes discharge from the piercing and form a crust. This should not be confused with pus, which would indicate infection.
The tongue is supplied by the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual branch of the trigeminal nerve. These nerves can be damaged during piercing and permanent paralysis of the tongue can occur.
Oral Piercing Care
Rinse your tongue or lip piercing after every meal or snack and before bed. Use warm salt water or an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash. Not kiss anyone while you heal. (Avoid contact with someone else’s saliva.)
Usually piercing will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal completely. Avoiding Problems: A few temporary lifestyle changes can also help you avoid some serious complications after having tour tongue pierced. This includes avoiding oral sex while your piercing site is healing.