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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long after a tongue piercing can i drink beer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 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 and you shouldn't be drinking beer if that starts to happen.
Dr. Park Firebaugh
Dentistry 37 years experience
Good decision?: Were you drinking beer when you got the piercing? Be aware that tongue piercings can cause fractures in enamel, even when they are made of a softer material. Piercings also can strip gum tissue on the back of your teeth.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
No special wait: There's no specific problem with having beer if you have a rogue piercing. There are several problems though having the tongue rings, etc! infections, accidental lacerations and chipped teeth all are likely over time.
Last updated Apr 15, 2019
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