Swelling and inflammation: Days 4–10
After a few days, the wound may also ooze a whitish or clear fluid. When the swelling decreases, replace the jewelry with a shorter piece of jewelry. Leaving longer jewelry in place increases irritation and may damage the teeth. It is safest to have a piercer do this.
Beside above, how can you tell if your tongue web piercing is infected?
Redness or swelling that extends beyond the
- minor swelling.
- slight throbbing.
- mild heat or warmth.
- clear or white discharge.
Likewise, people ask, how do you fix white tongue?
Simple ways you can treat white tongue include:
- Drinking more water, up to eight glasses a day.
- Brushing your teeth using a soft toothbrush.
- Using a mild fluoride toothpaste —one that doesn’t have sodium lauryl sulfate (a detergent) listed as an ingredient.
- Using fluoride mouthwash.
Is a white tongue a sign of dehydration?
The most common cause of white tongue is dehydration or dry mouth, which is a breeding ground for bacteria. In fact, if you don’t diligently brush your tongue and teeth at least twice a day, you increase your risk of developing white tongue.
While there is some initial swelling, there is no comparison to the amount and duration of swelling to traditional tongue piercings. In addition to the lack of swelling, tongue web piercings are virtually painless and usually only take a maximum of 4 weeks to heal fully, with minimal aftercare.
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.
It’s safe to remove your piercing during this phase, but keep in mind that tongue piercings close very fast. People who’ve had their piercing in for years reported it closing up in a matter of days. For others, it can be about a week or two.
In order to cleanse this piercing you can either use a piercing cleansing mouthwash such as H2Ocean Healing Rinse or H2Ocean Lemon Ice or you could use an alcohol free mouthwash, I would recommend Listerine Zero or Corsodyl’s alcohol free mouthwash.
There are some risks with the frenulum piercing as it can irritate your gums over time and cause gum recession. If you notice your gums are changing it’s important to remove the piercing and if you feel it rubbing on your teeth too much it can also damage the enamel.
A tongue frenulum piercing or the tongue web piercing is a body piercing through the frenulum underneath the tongue (frenulum linguae). … The healing piercing will come into contact with anything that enters the mouth, including food and smoke, which can cause irritation.
The tongue heals faster than most other body parts, so when you remove the piercing the whole will start to close within a few hours. That being said, once it’s closed you may have a small indentation in your tongue if you’ve had the piercing for a few years. The longer you have it, the more likely it is to scar.
The hole won’t be completely healed for several more weeks. You can eat almost anything you’d like at this point. But take care with spices, as these can irritate the wound. You can cut down to twice-daily salt rinses — preferably morning and night — after you brush your teeth.
This is normal and usually will not cause a problem unless more than 30% of the ball rests into the tongue during healing. …