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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

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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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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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