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 can I reduce the swelling of my tongue piercing?
Cold foods and beverages are soothing and help
- Allow ice chips to melt in the mouth.
- Use an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDS) according to package directions. This will help with pain control as well.
- Don’t speak or move the jewelry more than necessary.
Also question is, how do you know if your body is rejecting a tongue piercing?
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.
What does a infected tongue piercing look like?
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.
Caring for a piercing site
- Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the piercing site.
- Apply a cold pack to help reduce swelling or bruising. …
- Wash the wound for 5 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day, with large amounts of warm water.
- Elevate the piercing area, if possible, to help reduce swelling.
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.)
To prevent infection and encourage healing:
- Clean oral piercings with mouthwash. If you’ve had your tongue, lip or cheek pierced, rinse with an alcohol-free, antiseptic mouthwash after each meal and before you go to bed. …
- Clean skin piercings. …
- Avoid swimming. …
- Don’t fiddle with your piercings. …
- Keep the jewelry in place.
A tongue piercing is a popular way of self-expression but most dentists will tell you oral piercings are not the best way to express your individuality.
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.
What piercings reject the most? Surface piercings have the highest rejection rate. Surface piercings such as microdermals as well as eyebrow piercings and navel piercings reject the most because they are closest to the surface of the skin.
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).
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.