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Tongue Ring Removal Aftercare
Frenulum piercing: That is self mutilation beyond reason. Did you have this dangerous and invasive procedure dome by a surgeon? If so, then consult him or her, if not then ask the person who helped you mutilate yourself in the back of a salon with god knows what kind of instrument. I suggest you do to the ER and have the metal inserted into your mouth removed and be placed on antibiotics and hopefully you survive. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Sure: Express yourself in other, healthier ways. Tongue piercings are prone to infection, and can cause gum recession and chip teeth. If it loosens and you accidentally swallow it, you've got an even bigger problem. Sorry but I can't recommend it and think it's an all around bad idea. ...Read more
Tongue: If the hole is small it may heal by itself but if its been there for awhile, it may have to be repaired by an ENT surgeon ...Read more
Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more
Gum & Teeth Damage: From a dental standpoint, tongue rings may cause damage to gums, teeth, and fillings. The repeated pressure from the piercing to your gums can lead to gum recession and sensitive teeth. Biting or playing with the piercing can injure your teeth and lead to cracked, scratched or sensitive teeth. Piercings can also damage fillings and crowns. ...Read more
Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Get professional: Help. 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 ...Read more
If there are no sharp edges in the ring, it will pass. If you get persistent pain in the stomach, or bleeding in your stool, see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Is kissing someone with a tongue ring dangerous? Can I catch anything? They're had it for 10 years.
Tooth health: Tongue rings can cause cracked or fractured teeth. We dentists don't like them for that reason! ...Read more
Infection: Tongue rings as well as any " jewlery" in the oral enviroment are prone to collect bacteria around them. The mouth contains thousands of good and bad bacteria which often collect around these artificial surfaces. Sometimes cleaning alone will not remedy this and they must be removed. ...Read more
Don't do it: 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. ...Read more
48/72 hours: It should take two to three days for the tongue to heal after piercing, since it's highly vascular and filled with blood vesicles that promotes fast healing assuming you are following good oral hygiene measures. ...Read more
I have my tongue ring for a yr now in nov. If I take it out for a couple hours will it close. Or how fast?
Once removed if there is no existing infection
the hole will close on its own
but not within a few hours. ...Read more
Probably very little: Most people's tongues are cleaned somewhat by food and drinking, so that thick odoriferous bacteria does not build up. There are tools sold to scrape and clean the tongue if you are concerned, or you could just use a dull dinner type knife to scrape the tongue. What I would be worried about is breaking and cracking of teeth. I have seen teeth lost from clenching on the barbell. ...Read more
MRI and metal: Chances are, you will. An MRI requires laying in a very strong magnetic field. This can cause metal objects to move, potentially injuring your tongue. It can also cause the metal to become uncomfortably warm. ALso, if the MRI is of head/face/neck, it can interfere with the images ...Read more
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