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When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--Crohn's, Behcet's, STD (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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I want to get my tongue pierced what are the risks?

I want to get my tongue pierced what are the risks?

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 tongue can compromise the airway. Ludwig's Syndrome (Ludwig's Angina) can cause swelling & sepsis both of which can lead to death. Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes can enter tissues through the piercing & lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome. ...Read more

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How long after I get my tongue pierced can I have an alcoholic drink?

Don't do it: Tongue studs can damage your teeth and may be swallowed. I have seen patients who had this happen to them. The alcohol issue just depends on how long the area takes to heal as it may be sensitive while it's raw. ...Read more

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Got tongue pierced 4 months ago, it healed well... In those 4 months, on three different occasions I would get cramping pains under my tongueon oneside?

Got tongue pierced 4 months ago, it healed well... In those 4 months, on three different occasions I would get cramping pains under my tongueon oneside?

Not good: I don't thin k it healed that well because tongue piercings are prone to infection so the actual healing never fully occurs. Your a great example of this those pains are a great example of your body telling you to get that thing out of your mouth! ...Read more

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My bf wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco?

My bf wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco?

Problem: With or without smokless tobacco - it is dangerous. Tongue barbells can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. An unscrewed barbell may be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. There can be significant blood loss & permanent neuralgia (pain). ...Read more

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My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Risky?

My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Risky?

Good if stops use: If this tongue piercing opportunity leads to your husband stopping tobacco use, then this will become a very good thing. If he continues to use tobacco, risk of cancer is high even without tongue piercing. Take advantage of this opportunity to stop tobacco use, or live to regret it. ...Read more

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What to eat after you get your tongue pierced?

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 helpful for comfort. ...Read more

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Can you get your tongue pierced if you wear orthodontic retainers?

Can you get your tongue pierced if you wear orthodontic retainers?

Tongue ring: Tongue rings are one of those things that make little sense to me, why stick a spike thru your tongue with some artful little ball attached that almost no one will ever see and can cause many dental problems from broken teeth to fractured restorations to infection, not to mention numbness and possible extensive bleeding upon placement. Would not recommend doing it. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with a nickel allergy to get their tongue pierced?

Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what it's like to get their tongue pierced?

Pain, swelling: Pain and swelling for a few days. Then pretty normal. ...Read more

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My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Will he get cancer at the piercing?

My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Will he get cancer at the piercing?

Unlikely: Smokeless tobacco is so bad for so many reasons. Although the whole mouth and throat is at risk, the tongue, with a piercing is not at extra increased risk. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and my tongue is all white now, how can I get the white off of my tongue? And is it normal?

I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and my tongue is all white now, how can I get the white off of my tongue? And is it normal?

Question: Were you previously taking antibiotics?
If your tongue is normally pink and you've been taking antibiotics, you may have reduced the "good" bacteria levels too, and now have a yeast overgrowth. See picture enclosed.
See your dentist for an examination and treatment specific for your problem. ...Read more

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Almost everytime I take ibuprofen for any reason, I get a mouth full of ulcers. Any connection?

Almost everytime I take ibuprofen for any reason, I get a mouth full of ulcers. Any connection?

Possible allergy: Sounds like you may have an allergy to Ibuprofen. You may want to try other alternative NSAIDS like Naproxen (Aleve) or Aspirin for your pain and swelling needs. If this persists with the others meds then you may want to see an allergist for consultation.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting your tongue pierced?

Infection.: You could get infection around the piercing, chip teeth from the ring or affect your taste buds. ...Read more

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Why can't I have dairy products after getting my tongue pierced?

Why can't I have dairy products after getting my tongue pierced?

Infection?: I am not sure why you were instructed to avoid dairy but my best guess is that the presence of lactose in dairy products can increase risk of infection of the pierced area by attracting microbes to the stud. ...Read more

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How long should I not drink for after having my tongue pierced?

How long should I not drink for after having my tongue pierced?

Not good! Danger!: Tongue piercing is a dangerous procedure usually performed by unqualified people. For dentists tongue piercing is an ethical violation. It would subject a patient to harm without any benefit to his/her health. Among the most important ethical mandates of the medical and dental professions is "do no harm". ...Read more

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Can I leave my tongue pierced getting my wisdom teeth out?

Can I leave my tongue pierced getting my wisdom teeth out?

Yes: A tongue piercing, as long as it is not so large as to physically get in the way of the surgical procedure, is not a problem. It doesn't have to be removed unless the surgeon doing the case feels that it could compromise his ability to successfully perform your surgery. ...Read more

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If I got my tongue pierced a week ago, can I drink alcohol?

Yes, you can: In moderation. However, for your information tongue studs can damage your teeth, induce infection and may be swallowed. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent my gums from receding? I have my tongue pierced as well?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent my gums from receding? I have my tongue pierced as well?

See Periodontist: If you have gum recession there could be many causes, the most common of which is failure to clean between teeth daily. Other causes include not brushing gently but thoroughly, overly aggressive brushing, teeth that were expanded beyond their bone support, trauma from piercings, and many other causes. Review your status with a periodontist. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced (my 3rd time in 6 years) 3 days ago. And now I have a skin tag on the top side of my tongue around the hole...

I got my tongue pierced (my 3rd time in 6 years) 3 days ago. And now I have a skin tag on the top side of my tongue around the hole...

Incomplete statement: Your question did not come through in its entirety, you may wish to restate.
Getting your tongue pierced, three times, is probably not the smartest thing you have done.
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. ...Read more

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I've just had my tongue pierced last Thursday. On the third day, the tip of my tongue was and is still blue is this just bruising or something worse?

I've just had my tongue pierced last Thursday. On the third day, the tip of my tongue was and is still blue is this just bruising or something worse?

See doctor: It could just be bruising but this is hard to tell without seeing your tongue. Please see a doctor to have it checked if it lasts more than another week. If you have fever or if your tongue is swelling you may need to go to the Emergency Department right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot handle pain but I want my tongue pierced?

Don't do it: If you can't handle the pain, then don't do it!
studies show tongue studs contribute to fracturing teeth. If you must have it done, find a dental office to anesthetize the tongue prior to the piercing. ...Read more

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My tongue is green and it just turned this color today. I got my tongue pierced a couple weeks ago.

My tongue is green and it just turned this color today. I got my tongue pierced a couple weeks ago.

Possible infection: Green tongue associated with piercing may mean infection. Other transient causes include mouth washes and green dyed candy. If persists check with physician. ...Read more

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Can I drink aftr getting my tongue pierced?

Water...at the least: Putting a hole in your tongue usually does not stop people from drinking. There is a safe waiting time regardless of what you wish to drink. But do drink at least water to keep hydrated. Ask the person piercing your tongue...If that is their vocation then they should be able to give you a solid answer you can believe. ...Read more

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I just got my tongue pierced and now I can't stop gleeking. Any advice?

Remove the tongue: Hardware and let the tongue heal. Avoid oral trauma by piercing the tongue or lips. Just don't do it! You are setting yourself up for problems much worse than "gleeking". ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I want my tongue pierced but I have braces?

What do you suggest if I want my tongue pierced but I have braces?

Don't: Really stupid idea. Tongue piercings cause damage to the tongue sides and the biting edges of teeth, permanent gum recession, and can cause permanent damage to the tongue. Fixture can dislodge braces, extending time in treatment, and can compromise overall treatment result. It's a really dumb thing to do. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and I have a small red bump at the bottom tip of my tongue, it doesn't hurt, is it normal?

I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and I have a small red bump at the bottom tip of my tongue, it doesn't hurt, is it normal?

Possible Infection: See your dentist asap -- if infected, you need to have it taken care of, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Got tongue pierced and now tongue is white help!?

Got tongue pierced and now tongue is white help!?

Dentist or ER ASAP: It is hard to tell if this serious or not without seeing it, but normal tongue should appear pink, not white. White often means there is less blood supply or circulation. Getting good supply of blood is critical to healing, so after the tongue is pierced, this is something to be checked by a professional. Blanching of tongue is not normal. Please visit a dentist or emergency as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced and there's a little white bump near the ball how do I remove it?

Do yourself: A favor and get rid of the tongue ring. It is only something that will cause further oral problems that you haven't even begun to envision. Not a lecture, just a friendly suggestion. In the meanwhile see your dentist of physician to examine the area. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Got my tongue pierced in feb. Recently started feeling irritated/ hurting on the bottom of my tongue at piercing site. Should I be conserned? Help please

Got my tongue pierced in feb. Recently started feeling irritated/ hurting on the bottom of my tongue at piercing site. Should I be conserned? Help please

Be concerned: Get it out
Many reasons
Can infect your tongue
Can hit against your teeth and damage them
Can cause gum recession by hitting against it
Can affect your speech
Find a different place to pierce not your tongue. ...Read more

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