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why do people get their tongues pierced

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain, swelling: Pain and swelling for a few days. Then pretty normal.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many: According to the British Dental Association the potential for infection is higher for the tongue than any other location on the body. Swelling of the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ice cream: Tongue piercing can cause many bad situations to occur and is really tempting fate, and should never be done. However, ice cream is initially very he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Cutting a hole in the tongue can hurt..
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
28 years experience Dentistry
Muscle tie: I have never heard of getting a charlie horse in the tongue. Tongue muscles exert force when extending the tongue outward. "sticking your tongue ou ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Usually benign: The white coating on your tongue is likely just dead cells and debris which is harmless and temporary. Some people always have a white (or black) tou ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Don't do it. That is a bad idea.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
NO : If you are sensitive everywhere else to piercings this is a sign that you should defiantly not get your tongue pierced. The reactions will be worse in ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See oral surgeon: Likely normal. Probably a good idea to get examined by oral surgeon to make sure.

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