Tongue Web Piercing Swelling

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Sunday May 13th, 2012 @ 1:49 AM

Filed under: Tongue

I got my tongue web pierced on Tuesday, and for the first day and the second day it was tender but the bar was visible on both sides. I woke up this morning and it was extremely sore, and one side keeps slipping in and I have to keep pushing the ball back out. My saliva glands underneath the piercing are also very swollen. My piercer told me to use mouthwash but I have been hearing that sea salt soaks are way better for cleaning. Any advice? Is the swelling of the glands normal and will it go down soon?

Oh my! Go back to your piercer and get a longer bar in there ASAP. Everyone swells differently and its nearly impossible to judge for every single case how much room to give, but longer is always better when it comes to oral piercings.

You will find from leaving the ’shorter’ bar in that you will actually cause more swelling, making the situation worse.

Saline (sea salt) rinsing can be really great to heal oral work with, however its a good idea to use an alcohol-free mouth rinse once to twice (MAXIMUM) a day to help out with the cleanliness too.

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