A 38-year-old member asked:
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can tongue piercing hurt?

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Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience Dentistry
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 place a metal stud, expect to break teeth as well. It is not a recommended procedure from this dentists point of view.
Answered on May 16, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, Yes, yes: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then please seek medical care for a possible infection.
Answered on Dec 10, 2016
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Dr. Harry Greenberg
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Tongue: There are more nerve fibers there.

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