Healing usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. During that time, you should: Rinse your tongue or lip piercing after every meal or snack and before bed. Use warm salt water or an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash.
Herein, when does tongue piercing stop hurting?
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.
Beside this, how long after a tongue piercing can you perform oral?
Hold off on kissing or oral sex while healing.
Healing times vary from person to person, but Skellie says to wait at least 30 days after the client has their jewelry shortened — not just the initial piercing.
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.
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.
Other symptoms of infection include fever, chills, shaking or red streaks around the piercing wound. The IJAHSP also mentions swollen lymph nodes and unusual discharge as signs of infection. An untreated infected tongue piercing leads to severe consequences, including death.
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.
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®).
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.
The risks don’t stop there though, he added: “The jewellery itself sits on the back of the teeth. It is almost guaranteed that the client will see gum erosion, cracking/chipping of the teeth, and migration/rejection of the piercing leaving a nasty looking scar.”
Infection or pain: Bacteria thrives in a warm, moist environment, which means your mouth is the perfect breeding ground. Any piercing carries the risk of infection, but especially lip, tongue, and other oral piercings. Get treated immediately, because swelling can quickly cut off airways.
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.