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Can you drink after tongue piercing

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Eventually: As with any trauma, it is best to wait for some healing before you splash some alcohol or acid on a wound. Sugars in alcoholic and soda beverages pro... Read More
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends.: While i don't endorse tongue piercing in general, the tongue needs to heal in the initial days after piercing. You should stick to water or other non... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sure, but only if...: So long as you had no complications during the healing period. And, your tongue is not swollen and back to normal in size and feeling. If in doub... Read More
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Yes oral tissue heals quickly. If you limit the amount of time your teeth are exposed to coke then you will decrease your chances of decay.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not necessarily: No but it might sting a bit until fully healed if you try to drink wine or acid or salty foods with a freshly pierced tongue.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Hold off a few days: I would hold off a few days just to be sure there are no complications with the piercing. Sometimes they can become infected and may start to swell an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Possibly: If you get drunk and the piercing isn't secure you could swollow it.The good news is the alcohol can act as an astringent and kill bacteria associated... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Dentistry 38 years experience
YES!: It is very painful during and afterwards. There is a high risk of infection as well. Expect pain, swelling, difficulty talking and eating . If you pl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Tongue piercing: The area is probably infected. See an oral surgeon. Remove the jewelry and leave it out.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know about: An aneursym but if can cause hemorrhaging. The tongue is very vascular and puncture of a large vessel could cause uncontrolled bleeding.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are asking: This question about your own piercing - then you need medical eval asap.

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