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How long should I wait after getting my tongue pierced to drink alcohol

A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, you can: in moderation. However, for your information tongue studs can damage your teeth, induce infection and may be swallowed .
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
wait: When bleeding stops and no oozing is present.If drink is alcohol than it can act as an astringent to reduce germs.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Soon: After i perform tonsillectomies i generally tell my patients they caeat or drink whatever they want to.... You body (and your piercing, for that matte... Read More
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
Sleep Medicine 26 years experience
Don't do it : Tongue studs can damage your teeth and may be swallowed . I have seen patients who had this happen to them. The alcohol issue just depends on how long... Read More
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Give it a week: Wait about a week for the area to heal otherwise the alcohol will not only hurt when you drink it but impair healing. I am not a big fan of tongue pie... 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Taste buds: those painless bumps on the back of your tongue are supposed to be there . They are taste buds and are called circumvellate papillae. Do not worry ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your Dentist: If you have any oral lesion, even asymptomatic and it does not clear in 2-3 weeks, see your dentist or PCP and get a professional examination and opin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Water...at the least: Putting a hole in your tongue usually does not stop people from drinking. There is a safe waiting time regardless of what you wish to drink. But do ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
10- 14 days: It take s 10 -14 days for your tongue to, heal, after piercing. So no alcohol , smoking, french kissing, hot or spicy foods during that time. Follow... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Pain meds?: Would not really be a problem, unless you are still taking some meds that recommend not having alcohol while taking. If in doubt, call pharmacy.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
The : The best thing to do in this situation is for your husband to see a dentist. He may be dealing with dental caries (cavities), gum disease (gingivitis)... Read More