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Is It Okay To Take Ibuprofen After Getting Your Tongue Pierced
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 (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
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
No: Don't do it. That is a bad idea. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Pain and swelling for a few days. Then pretty normal. ...Read more
Got my tongue pierced a week ago. Its slowly improving with swelling but keeps bleeding. Its not alot but enough to get aggravated. Normal? Infected?
See oral surgeon: Likely normal. Probably a good idea to get examined by oral surgeon to make sure. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Infection.: You could get infection around the piercing, chip teeth from the ring or affect your taste buds. ...Read more
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
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
Yes, you can: In moderation. However, for your information tongue studs can damage your teeth, induce infection and may be swallowed. ...Read more
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
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...
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
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?
No limits: You can eat whateve doesn't hurt.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
I got my tongue pierced and it got infected. I took it out and, now it's sore. What is the best way to treat this?
See your doctor: Or an ENT for an evaluation of the tongue and leave out the piercing. ...Read more
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
Got my tongue pierced nearly 2 months ago and since I've got a white coating on my tongue, I brush my tongue everyday but it still comes back?
No: They are inervated by different nerves.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Got my tongue pierced five days ago and every time I yawn I gleek, never used to happen before the tongue piercing. What is wrong?
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
Get it out
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
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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