If there are no complications, complete healing usually takes around 4–6 weeks. If there is still swelling after a month, or if the piercing becomes painful or swollen after a period of seeming fine, this may signal an infection or other problem.
Also, how do I know if my tongue piercing is infected?
Redness or swelling that extends beyond the
- uncomfortable swelling.
- persistent warmth.
- severe pain.
- excessive bleeding.
- pus or yellow discharge.
- bump at the front or back of the piercing.
Thereof, how long does tongue piercing swelling last?
Pain, as well as a range of other healing symptoms, are perfectly normal after getting a tongue piercing. You can expect the pain to last up to one month, decreasing with time. Tongue swelling usually lasts three to five days but can reduce that by drinking cold liquids.
What not to do after getting your tongue pierced?
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.
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. … After eight weeks, he died from complications, severe septic shock and organ failure.
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.
If you (or your teenager) have just had a tongue piercing, you might see a white coating on your tongue. It’s normal bacterial growth that you can reduce with antifungal mouthwash, like Nystatin (like Nystop®).
Keloids are little bumps that occur around the site of a piercing caused by excess scar tissue, usually on the entrance or exit of the piercing.
You’ll also have to be careful to prevent bacteria getting into the mouth which means no smoking, kissing, putting your hands in your mouth OR engage in oral sex. You should avoid this for as long as possible, with many websites advising against oral sex for at least 4-6 weeks.
If your body is rejecting a piercing, you may experience the following symptoms: The jewelry has noticeably moved from its original place. The amount of tissue between the entrance and exit holes gets thinner (there should be at least a quarter inch of tissue between holes).
Healing time of a bit tongue
You can expect a small laceration on the tongue, lips, or inside of the mouth to heal in three to four days. A more severe laceration that required stitching or reattachment may take several weeks to a few months to heal.
Eat and drink something cool or suck on ice chips to soothe your mouth and possibly reduce swelling. Practice good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing, but avoid irritating mouthwashes (typically those containing alcohol). Rinse with a warm saltwater solution. Avoid very acidic or extremely salty foods.
For pain and swelling, try rinsing your mouth with a mixture of warm water and baking soda (1 teaspoon per 1/2 cup of water). You can also make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply it to the sore area.