Get rid of germs: Clean your mouth thoroughly before you have your tongue pierced. This includes brushing your teeth, gums and tongue, as well as flossing and gargling with antiseptic (such as Listerine) mouthwash. Choose the right jewelry: Take your time selecting your initial jewelry.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you clean your tongue with a tongue piercing?
Moreover, how do I get rid of the white stuff on my tongue piercing?
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®).
Can you brush your tongue after piercing?
A soft-bristled toothbrush designed to reach into small places without being rough on the area is the best kind of toothbrush to use after getting a tongue piercing. Although a soft-bristled brush is less harsh, be sure to brush around the piercing gently and carefully during your regular oral care routine.
There is no numbing medicine given to ease the pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. There may be discomfort during the procedure and that is normal. The pain is typically bearable and may last for less than a week. The swelling also takes almost a week to subside.
With mouth jewelry, plaque get a new place to hide. It’s harder to brush around studs in the tongue or rings in the lips, so plaque can build up over time. If you don’t clean your oral piercing regularly, your breath can start to stink as a result. Mouth piercings increase saliva production.
Some other strategies that can speed healing include:
- brushing the teeth regularly to keep the mouth clean.
- rinsing the piercing after each meal.
- not smoking.
- minimizing talking during the first few days.
- not playing with or touching the piercing.
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.
When used for oral sex, the small metal ball or tongue ring that is on the tip of the ring will add pressure, tease, and bring a new sensation to the experience for your lover. People that use them seem to get off on the fact that their partner enjoys oral sex so much.
Redness or swelling that extends beyond the piercing site may be a sign of infection. Other early signs of infection include: uncomfortable swelling. persistent warmth.
You may experience a white coating on your tongue; this is a normal bacteria response to your piercing; that is why antibacterial mouth wash is recommended. … Between 14 to 21 days after the piercing you will have to replace the big long piercing bar with a shorter barbell.
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.