With regards to tongue piercings, it's important to consider where on your tongue you should place the piercing. There are three main things you need to take into account with regards to placement before you have your piercing. The first thing is that the piercing is placed in the center of the width of your tongue and that it is put in a short distance from the tip of your tongue. In addition, it must be placed in front of the webbing underneath your tongue, which is known as the lingual frenulum. Some people's webbing is much further forward than normal so if your piercing is placed closer to the tip of your tongue then it could cause damage to your teeth. Ensure that your lingual frenulum is checked beforehand.
In order to speed up the process of healing and to make sure you return to full comfort you should suck on ice chips or eat ice for the first few days as this will help reduce the swelling. Also, you need to keep in mind that you should clean your mouth after you eat any food, as well as drink any alcohol, sodas or juice. The only exception is water and in addition, if you smoke you should wash your mouth out after every cigarette. However, you must not clean it too much because it may cause irritation and in some cases infection. If you are suffering from any problems such as continuous swelling or a tear then you should go back to your piercer. Ensure that you do not remove the piercing unless instructed to do so by a professional.
I Just Got Snake Eyes Yesterday, And I Have The Middle Of My tongue Pierced. The middle Piercing Took About A Week For The Swelling To Go Down. Now My Snake eyes Is really Swollen. I Can't talk At All. But It's Normal. For The White Stuff On Your Tongue, It's Your Tongues way Of Scabbing. It's Normal.
- The Whole Eating Ice Is A BAD Idea. Ice Will freeze The Natural Blood Cell Flow that Makes it Heal, Making The Healing process Longer.
- Just Drink Cold Water. Try To Avoid Eating Ice.
- Gargle and swill your mouth with "Corsodyl" this is used after dental surgery and will help prevent infection and promote healing.
- Try to avoid sharp foods such as crisps and stick to eating soup for the first couple of days.
After a week your tongue should be back to normal. If you have any green or yellow pus coming from the wound, there is a chance that it is infected, so try corsodyl for a day or two and if this doesn't help then go to a nurse as you might need mild antibiotics to help clear the infection up.