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Oral piercing, how do I look after it?

Oral piercing, how do I look after it?

Take it out : Take it out and clean it regularly and keep your teeth and gums very clean with routine brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Using Oral Contraceptives (Definition)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against ...Read more


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H2O2 drying out oral piercing, what to use instead?

H2O2 drying out oral piercing, what to use instead?

NOT H2O2 !!: Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. Tongue - Rinse your mouth out after each time you eat and before you got o bed at night. Antibacterial mouthwash without alcohol is often used. Do not smoke, use chewing tobacco, drink alcohol, French kiss or give oral sex during healing. ...Read more

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Getting Piercings (Checklist)

Find a licensed piercer
once
Use only stainless steel or 14k gold for your first piercing
once
If the piercing gets infected, clean it with alcohol until healed
daily
Check piercing for redness, pain, swelling, or pus
once
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Should I start intibiotics to get an oral piercing?

Oral piercings: Antibiotics would have a place IF an infection developed. Please think twice about an oral piercing - there can be serious consequences. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Does eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Does eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Probably: Ice will reduce blood flow to the area and by doing so, reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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Major gum recession from oral piercing, can this be cured?

Hopefully: Depending on the type and amount of damage, it may be possible to correct the damage that has been done. Surgery is usually an option if the damage does not resolve by itself. Please contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from someone else if you have an oral piercing?

Is it possible to contract HIV from someone else if you have an oral piercing?

Question not clear: It is always possible to contract HIV but only by some form of very intimate contact. If you have a tongue piercing which has not fully healed and you engage in oral sex with ejaculate in your oral cavity from an individual with HIV disease the answer is yes. Conceivably the same thing might take place if you had oral sex with a woman who had HIV in her vaginal secretions before tongue healed. ...Read more

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Is it required to remove my oral piercing before i go to the dentist for a cleaning?

Is it required to remove my oral piercing before i go to the dentist for a cleaning?

It is recommended: That they be removed so the tissues can be properly examined. Also the piercings might interfere with the taking of x-rays. Best to take them off. ...Read more

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Wisdome teeth surgery and oral piercing?

What is your questio: Wisdom teeth surgery should not be a problem. Oral piercing - if you are having it done- stay away from metal piercings - they cause a lot of damage. If you have a piercing - depending on the type and location - it may or may not interfere with the extractions. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to get an oral piercing if I had wisdom teeth pulled? And should my parents pay if they want me to use pro to do it?

How long do I wait to get an oral piercing if I had wisdom teeth pulled? And should my parents pay if they want me to use pro to do it?

Body piercing: Why do you want/need to do body piercing in the first place? Like tattoing, you can contract an infection that can be dangerous like hepatitis a or b. ...Read more

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Gum erosion from oral piercings with cheap metal?

Gum erosion from oral piercings with cheap metal?

Maybe: It's not the type of metal. It's the metal rubbing on the gum tissue causing it to erode away. The same thing would happen with 24k gold. You should remove the oral piercings right away unless you want to risk losing teeth. ...Read more

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Is having oral piercings getting in the way of dental procedures?

Is having oral piercings getting in the way of dental procedures?

Yes and more: Although it depends upon the size, location, design and materials used, there is always a greater risk of infection, accidental laceration, and breaking or chipping teeth. Is the risk worth it? Healthy natural teeth are the thing of beauty and once damaged can never ever be restored to their original state. Think about it. ...Read more

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Can a vch piercing affect oral sex?

Can a vch piercing affect oral sex?

Clitoral Hood pierce: "vch" stands for "vertical clitoral hood." piercing these structures is a form of female genital mutilation, and there is no guarantee that the jewelry placement will actually rest on the clitoris, increase stimulation, or enhance sexual satisfaction. Anatomy is highly variable. Piercing also results in a wound -- and oral or other sex during the time needed for healing exposes you to std's. ...Read more

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How could tongue piercings impact oral health?

How could tongue piercings impact oral health?

Damages oral tissue: Tongue piercings can become serious infections. The balls can rub on the gum tissue, expose tooth roots and cause tooth loss. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more