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Omchick101
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Quote Omchick101 Replybullet Topic: negative tongue piercings.
    Posted: January/25/2009 at 9:45pm
quick question for those who have experience with tongue piercings. i had mine done on friday and since then i have read nothing but bad remarks about getting your tongue pierced. such as chipped teeth ( i dont plan on chewing on it). never being able to eat or speak the same again. and a huge chance of it getting infected since the mouth is full of bacteria. so if anyone can share their experiences i would appreciate it. thanx Crazy
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Quote freckled20 Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 9:50pm
I was speaking just fine within the next two days following my piercing. Chipped teeth is something you'll have to be careful about because there is always the possiblility of biting down on it while eating or whatnot. I haven't heard about the infection bit though I'm sure it's possible. The mouth is full of bacteria but that's why it's important to keep up with cleaning it daily. For instance, swishing your mouth with sea salt helps as well as mouthwash. 1/4 tsp non-iodized sea salt to 8 oz of distilled water. and I used the original listerine but my piercer said to dilute it with a little bit of water :)
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Quote harley.g Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 10:01pm
as freckled20 has already said. theres always a chance of chipping teeth. but its just something you have to be careful about.
if your worryed about infection. use non-alcohol mouth wash daily, even after its fully healed.
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Quote kywilli2063 Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 10:19pm
i had mine done in december....no issues :)

well i almost bit down on the long ass barbell once....whatever you do don't do that. After you get the shorter one in (for me anyway), it's damn near impossible to bite it on accident
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Quote bodilycharm Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 10:30pm
I have yet to see one infected. I have seen chipped teeth, but usually with larger gauges. The one thing, though, is that the metal constantly rubbing the inside of your bottom teeth can cause gum erosion after a year or so. One way to curb that would be to use an acrylic ball on the bottom.
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Quote NightWolf Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 10:41pm
I've had zero issues with speaking, eating or biting the barbell after the initial healing period. It's at an 8g now, and the bar is 1/2" long and I have zero problems with it. I'm also planning to split it, thus the larger size.
Any piercing you can think of, you can find horror stories. Just do everything like you're supposed to, and you should be fine.
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Quote hate_is_man Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 11:12pm
iv had mine since september and only bitten it twice or so and that was just frantic eating after it healed lol
just be careful keep it clean and youll be fine
and if your having speach troubles thatll go away when you get the bar shortened and the swelling goes down
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Quote felonious drunk Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 11:21pm
mine was fine until I decided to ligature it until it was split. I had two yeast infections. It was kind of gross.
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Quote BlueTroll Replybullet Posted: January/25/2009 at 11:50pm
I've cracked a tooth on my cheek piercing (RIP) but never done anything with my tongue piercings..
The mouth is full of bacteria, good and bad, so don't use strong mouthwash.. if you chose mouthwash over saline, use Biotene, for example and dilute it in water. Too much cleaning can cause thrush.
Keep the barbell short. I often wear long labret studs in my venoms. Acrylic is softer than your teeth, sotanium z if you have acrylic beads on the barbell, your teeth will  break the bead.. if you want SS or titanium beads, keep them small.
I've never really had a problem with tongue piercings..
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Quote MontanaPiercer Replybullet Posted: January/26/2009 at 12:05am
The tongue was my first non-ear piercing, way way back, early 90s, done by a shitty little shop, in a shitty little town, on spring break, no aftercare, and a week of heavy alcohol, cigarette and pot use....
resulting in an infection that landed me in the hospital, out of work almost two weeks recovering. This experience is what led me to research my next piercing, which I should've fkn done the first time, and I found BME, and years later, bodymod.org
I eventually got it re-pierced and correctly treated it, eventually stretching it to 000g before retiring it for a bifurcation
moral of the story, do what you are supposed to and you will probably be just fine, don't and there is no end to the nastiness of the situation
"A word to the wise isn't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice." Bill Cosby
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