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Doctor insights on: White Bump Tongue Piercing

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My gf has a tongue piercing that she's had for awhile, yesterday where the bottom ball meets the bottom of her mouth is irritated and has a small bump?

My gf has a tongue piercing that she's had for awhile, yesterday where the bottom ball meets the bottom of her mouth is irritated and has a small bump?

Blocked Saliva Gland: Any piercings that communicate with the oral cavity can be very damaging to the hard (teeth, bone) and soft (gum, tongue, lip, cheek) tissues. While I don't like to see these piercings, I recommend plastic instead of metal as this is slightly less traumatic to the tissues. It could simply be irritation or could have caused something else like a blocked salivary gland. See a dentist for evaluation. ...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 just started using biotene mouth spray to clean my tongue piercing & now I have bumps on the bottom of my tongue, can it be an allergic reaction?

I just started using biotene mouth spray to clean my tongue piercing & now I have bumps on the bottom of my tongue, can it be an allergic reaction?

Could be: Biotene contains peppermint oil and egg\ milk bi products so if you have an allergy to either, don't use biotene. Biotene is used to treat xerostomia and is not used to cleanse tissues in the mouth. Try listerine or hydrogen peroxide. If the bumps persist, see a dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Does a tongue piercing hurt a lot?

Does a tongue piercing hurt a lot?

Of course: The tongue piercing typically takes between 6 -8 weeks to heal and your pain should decrease over that time period.

A cautionary note -- please be aware that often people with pierced tongue are much more prone to chipping their teeth. So budget for future dentistry. ...Read more

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What amount does a tongue piercing hurt?

What amount does a tongue piercing hurt?

A lot: 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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Is it normal for me to be having pain after tongue piercing? Help?

Tongue piercing: I would be surprised if you didn't have pain. If you have excessive pain or swelling consult a medical professional. I'm not a fan of tongue piercings. They can lead to broken teeth and injuries from aspiration or swallowing the stud. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I use for pain after my tongue piercing?

I'm curious as to what can I use for pain after my tongue piercing?

Consider NSAID or: Tylenonl. 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 ...Read more

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There is a strange metalic taste from my tongue piercing. Should I be worried?

There is a strange metalic taste from my tongue piercing. Should I be worried?

Tongue piercings: Tongue piercings are not a good idea in general. Could be cheap metal that reacts with the acid in your mouth. Rethink this anyway. Tongue piercings can result it chipping teeth, gum recession or worse. ...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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Omg I swallowed my tongue piercing the bar & of on the balls. I am so scared. Don't know what to do????

Omg I swallowed my tongue piercing the bar & of on the balls. I am so scared. Don't know what to do????

Usually passes: Check stools for the pieces. If you develop abdominal pain, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, or blood in the stools go to ER. ...Read more

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Should alcohol infect my tongue piercing?

Should alcohol infect my tongue piercing?

Alcohol is not: Likley to infect your piercing. BUT if your piercing is new - it certainly may cause you pain. ...Read more

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How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

Seek medical help: They will probably want the ornament removed.
You may need antibiotics, .
You will need to keep the area clean, possibly rinse with colgate peroxyl.

See you dentist or physician asap. ...Read more

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Frenulum tongue piercing after care, what to do?

Frenulum tongue piercing after care, what to do?

Frenulum piercing: That is self mutilation beyond reason. Did you have this dangerous and invasive procedure dome by a surgeon? If so, then consult him or her, if not then ask the person who helped you mutilate yourself in the back of a salon with god knows what kind of instrument. I suggest you do to the ER and have the metal inserted into your mouth removed and be placed on antibiotics and hopefully you survive. ...Read more

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What should I do about my infected tongue piercing?

What should I do about my infected tongue piercing?

Visit your dentist: You should visit your dentist, oral surgeon or physician. They will diagnose the condition and most likely prescribe oral antibiotics which should resolve the infection. Do not wait or the infection could worsen. ...Read more

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Tongue piercing, is there any relation to gum recession?

Tongue piercing, is there any relation to gum recession?

Absolutely!: A tongue piercing more often causes a fractured molar, but can also cause gum recession. Either of these things can create significant problems. Make sure you have an excellent hygienist and dentist. ...Read more

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What could happenw with a trapped infection in tongue piercing?

What could happenw with a trapped infection in tongue piercing?

Could be SERIOUS!: 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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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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What's it like to kiss with a tongue piercing? Is it safe or does it hurt the other person?

What's it like to kiss with a tongue piercing? Is it safe or does it hurt the other person?

For the person with: The tongue piercing - it can be a portal for infection - so that person might be more susceptible to having a pathogen transmitted to them. I never kissed anyone with a piercing - haven't got a clue about what it feels like. ...Read more

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Can I drink coke a week after I got my tongue piercing, it doesn't hurt anymore, it feels normal?

Yes: Yes oral tissue heals quickly. If you limit the amount of time your teeth are exposed to coke then you will decrease your chances of decay. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a fake plastic tongue piercing what do I do? Will it pass or what should I do? I still feel it going down very slow!

It should pass: It is most likely it will pass in the end. The only way you are going to know for sure is to look for it. An x-ray will show it if it still present but is probably overkill without symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I use amoxicillin for tongue piercing infection?

Should I use amoxicillin for tongue piercing infection?

It's Not a joke: Imagine if something would go wrong with your tongue or your mouth. This is a serious matter and requires immediate attention. Put away all of your old antibiotics and go see your dentist or an ENT for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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