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Slight swelling around tongue piercing, is this normal?

Slight swelling around tongue piercing, is this normal?

Swelling: 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 seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can you tell me about normal for my tongue piercing to swell after 3 months?

Can you tell me about normal for my tongue piercing to swell after 3 months?

Probably from trauma: If it is not red and painful with exudate, it is probably swollen from traumatizing it. It should no longer be swollen at three months. Try not to play with it or bump it with food. Putting something cold on it, like an ice pack, might help. Otherwise, take the metal out of it for six weeks and see if that helps. If it is red, swollen and painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after getting a tongue piercing before having a dental procedure?

How long should you wait after getting a tongue piercing before having a dental procedure?

Wait for healing: Let the wound heal. Better yet, remove the tongue jewelry. It can cause dental problems such as broken teeth and gum recession. ...Read more

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How long after a tongue piercing can I drink beer?

How long after a tongue piercing can I drink beer?

Good decision?: Were you drinking beer when you got the piercing? Be aware that tongue piercings can cause fractures in enamel, even when they are made of a softer material. Piercings also can strip gum tissue on the back of your teeth. ...Read more

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I go tuesday to have 2 front teeth cut out, do I have to take out my tongue piercing & if so will it close up? How long does procedure take?

I go tuesday to have 2 front teeth cut out, do I have to take out my tongue piercing & if so will it close up? How long does procedure take?

Take it out anyways: I would take out the piercing prior to the extractions and would recommend not putting it back in. The tongue piercing can contribute to tmj/tmd issues, tongue thrust- moving the teeth forward and infections. Why take the chance. ...Read more

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Can tongue piercing hurt?

Can tongue piercing hurt?

Yes, Yes, 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

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Tongue piercing swollen, what to do?

Tongue piercing swollen, what to do?

Tongue piercing: The area is probably infected. See an oral surgeon. Remove the jewelry and leave it out. ...Read more

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Can you drink after tongue piercing?

It depends.: While i don't endorse tongue piercing in general, the tongue needs to heal in the initial days after piercing. You should stick to water or other non-irritating, sugar loaded beverages. ...Read more

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Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more