A 46-year-old member asked:
can you drink after tongue piercing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Farr answered
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 promote bacterial growth which can facilitate an infection. It is best to just stick to plain old water for a few weeks and keep the area nice and clean before resuming your normal habits.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr answered
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-irritating, sugar loaded beverages.
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
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