Smiley Healing and Aftercare Instructions
When cared for properly, your smiley piercing can possibly be healed enough to change the jewelry within six to eight weeks. However, we always say that any piercing can take six months to one year to fully heal.
In this way, can you change your smiley piercing?
Once you get a smiley piercing, you can‘t change it before three months. This is necessary for the healing process to complete. Your smiley piercing needs to heal before you can change the jewelry again. … If you’re doing it at home, make sure to clean your mouth and hands first and unscrew the current smiley piercing.
Furthermore, does smiley piercing ruin your teeth?
Like every other piercing, there is a small risk of infection. … If you wear a captive bead ring in your smiley piercing, you might end up with gum recession and tooth damage. The ball will rub repeatedly against your teeth on a daily basis and you may end up damaging the enamel on your teeth.
Are Smiley piercings worth it?
The subtle surprise makes this piercing a fun choice for those who want an oral piercing that’s more low key than other lip and mouth piercing variations. Since the frenulum is so thin, many people can’t get this piercing. It also has a greater risk of being torn out or rejected, since the skin is so thin.
You can‘t really hide piercings without putting them at risk for infection. Infections can lead to cauliflower ears, scarring and worse.
To care for your new smiley piercing, simply keep it clean while is heals. Healing time is usually 4 to 12 weeks. During the healing period you should rinse twice daily with a suitable mouthwash and avoid smoking or drinking alcohol, as they both impede the healing process.
Aftercare. Unfortunately for some, you can‘t smoke or even use harsh mouthwash while your tongue is healing. You’re even advised against kissing and oral sex during the healing process, at least while the wound is fresh. Over-cleaning the piercing can also cause problems.
Most barbells use threading on both ends and both balls are removable. But this is not always the case. To reduce manufacturing cost some barbells may have one of the balls permanently attached by press-fitting and it cannot be removed.
Jewelry for Smiley Piercings
An 18 or 16 gauge CBR that is very small around – usually 1/2 inch – is all this delicate area can really handle. Healing is pretty quick – about four weeks max for a healthy non-smoker.
It’s a piercing that sits in the philtrum, also called the Cupid’s bow. It’s the little divot just above the lip. In the industry, this type of piercing is called a philtrum piercing.