Common questions

Why does my tongue piercing hurt after its healed?

Why does my tongue piercing hurt after its healed?

For most people who take the necessary steps to ensure that it remains clean, a tongue piercing heals quickly and does not cause serious complications. It may hurt for a few days and swell for a few more, but these symptoms are normal parts of the healing process.

Can you lose feeling in your tongue after piercing?

After a piercing, you may experience a numb tongue that is caused by nerve damage that is usually temporary, but can sometimes be permanent. The injured nerve may affect your sense of taste, or how you move your mouth.

How long does it take for your tongue to heal after a tongue piercing?

Healing usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. During that time, you should: Rinse your tongue or lip piercing after every meal or snack and before bed. Use warm salt water or an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash.

How can I make my tongue piercing heal faster?

Some other strategies that can speed healing include:

  1. brushing the teeth regularly to keep the mouth clean.
  2. rinsing the piercing after each meal.
  3. not smoking.
  4. minimizing talking during the first few days.
  5. not playing with or touching the piercing.

What happens if tongue piercing goes wrong?

Tongue piercings can cause permanent nerve damage. A wrong move can lead to permanent nerve damage if you opt for the do-it-yourself tongue piercing.

When will my tongue piercing stop hurting?

Usually, a tongue piercing heals within four to six weeks. Pain, as well as a range of other healing symptoms, are perfectly normal after getting a tongue piercing. You can expect the pain to last up to one month, decreasing with time.

Is it normal for your tongue to be white after a tongue piercing?

If you (or your teenager) have just had a tongue piercing, you might see a white coating on your tongue. It’s normal bacterial growth that you can reduce with antifungal mouthwash, like Nystatin (like Nystop®).

Will tongue piercing close overnight?

About tongue piercings, it is true that tongue piercings do not completely close up if they have completely healed before the tongue stud is removed. If the tongue piercing is removed for even one night, it will partially close up as it is a muscle, which is very unlike ear piercings.

Will my tongue piercing get infected if I take it out?

Removing the stud too soon can increase your risk of tears and infections. The hole may also close up if you remove the jewelry too soon. Once the time comes to remove the jewelry used for the piercing, it’s best to see your piercer.

What happens to your tongue after a tongue piercing?

While you’re healing, you may experience the following issues, but don’t worry as they will stop once the piercing is fully healed: You’ll have an excess amount of saliva, which will cause you to swallow more. The taste buds on the end of your tongue may be tender, and you may experience tingling or burning.

How do you know when your body piercing is healed?

The body part which you have just got pierced is the most important determinant of the time it would take to heal. Not all body piercings heal in the same time, and depending upon the tissue composition and other factors, the healing time may vary. Below is a compilation of the general healing time time frames of various types of piercings.

How often should I rinse my tongue piercing?

You can do a salt rinse to help minimize any pain and swelling. Ready-made rinses may be available for purchase from your piercer, or you can make your own at home. Use it several times per day at first to encourage the healing process.

What can you eat with a tongue piercing?

At first, it may be necessary to put food directly on the teeth in order to chew. Some people also choose to consume smoothies or other liquid foods for the first few days, until they adjust to eating with the jewelry in place. In these early days, it is vital to rinse the mouth with a saline solution several times each day.

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