Question by  Michael90 (99)

What is the tongue piercing aftercare?

I am getting my tongue pierced and I want to know what to expect to be doing and for how long afterward.


Answer by  awanderingbard (55)

It will take about 10 - 14 days to heal. During this time, you should suck on anti-bacterial/inflammatory lozenges and use mouthwash diluted to 1/4 strength to help alleviate swelling and infections. You should also drink ice cold water, eat lots of cold food or suck on ice chips to help with swelling.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

Because it will be recovering, it will be swollen for a few days. You should avoid hot or spicy foods for awhile. Drink a lot of ice water to reduce the swelling and try to consume smooth or mashed foods! Use a mouthwash, diluted to 1/4 strength after meals.


Answer by  maber (1427)

Do not smoke or drink. Make sure that you use listerine mouthwash very often to keep your mouth completely free of bacteria.

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