Aftercare Oral Piercing

Morning

  • Brush your teeth with toothpaste
  • Rinse your mouth with water
  • Brush your teeth and tongue thorough, but carefully without using toothpaste.
  • Rinse your mouth with water
  • Then rinse your mouth with approximately 15 mL of Recovery Mouthwash Aftercare
  • Avoid toothpaste, food and water for one hour after cleansing your mouth, as it will inhibite the effect of the mouthwash

Evening

  • Brush your teeth with toothpaste
  • Rinse your mouth with water
  • Brush your teeth and tongue thorough, but carefully without using toothpaste.
  • Rinse your mouth with water
  • Then rinse your mouth with approximately 15 mL of Recovery Mouthwash Aftercare
  • Avoid toothpaste, food and water for one hour after cleansing your mouth, as it will inhibite the effect of the mouthwash

Whenever you have smooked, eaten or drunk something, rinse with cold saline or Recovery Mouthwash Aftercare.

Cold saline solution

  • One unopened bottle of water
  • One teaspoon sea salt is added to the water and dissolved, after which the solution is useable in 24 hours.   
  • Important: use always sea salt without iodine!

    Hvad er normalt

    • In the beginning it can bleed a little, local swelling, tenderness and small bruises
    • During healingsprocess a bit of discoloration can happen, itching, transparant/yellowish flouid can accumulate some scabs around the jewelry. The tissue can feel a bit tight around the piercing when healing.
    • When the piercing is healed it should be possible to move the jewelry freely through the pierced skin. It should not be nessesary to pull of force the movement of the jewelry. 
    • If the cleaning isn't a part of your daily routine, the piercing can start to smell due to the accumulation of flouids your body excrete.
    • The piercing can sometimes feel healed before the healingsprocess is ended. This is caused because the tissue is healing from the outside and in, which means that it can look and feel completely healed, but still be very fragile inside. 
    • Healed piercings can shrink or close itself in a few minutes even years after it is done. This variates from people to person. If you are content with your piercing, let the jewelry stay in and don't take the jewelry out over longer peiods of time.

    Especially for oral piercings

    • It is a good idea to change your toothbrush to minimize the risk for bacteria to get in contact with your piercing. Change it often during healing. 
    • Make sure to tighten the lower (removeable) ball. Hold onto the upper ball, while you're tightens the lower ball by turning it right. 
    • Avoid talking for the first three days. Your piercing needs rest. 
    • Your tongue will be white coated for the first 1 - 2 weeks and will give exudate which can cause inflammation. This is a natural part of the healingsprocess even though the exudate can taste and smell bad. 
    • After brushing your teeth you have to scald you toothbrush by pouring boiling water over the tothbrush's head. 
    • Avoid kissing and having oral sex for 4 - 6 weeks. This is to prevent bacteria and transmission, that can disturbe the healingsprocess.
    • Eat cold food and drink cold water for the first couple of days. 
    • While the tongue is swollen it can be difficult to eat regular food, but it can be done. It might take a bit of extra time and some patience. After a week you should be able to eat like before. Some chooses to eat soup, yougurt and ice creams for one week. Avoud very warm and very spicy food the first couple of weeks. 

    Do

    • Wash your hands before you touch the piercing. 
    • During the healingsprocess your shouldn't rotate/twist the piercing. 
    • Try to optain a healthy lifestyle. The healthier you live, the easier it is for your body to heal. Get lots of sleep and eat healthy. Exercising while healing is okay.
    • Make sure that your bed linen is washed and changed regularly.
    • Use clean, comfortable and breathable clothes when your sleeping to protect your piercing. 
    • Remember to tighten your ball(s)/end(s) by turning right. 

    Don't

    • Don't play with your piercing!
    • Don't clean your piercing too often, because it will slow the healingprocess and cause irritation. 
    • Have patience! Don't change your jewelry before your piercing is fully healed. 
    • Don't use products containing alcohol, chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide. This will damage the cells. 
    • Don't use jewelry with pendants or similar in your piercing before it is fully healed.
    • Avoid public swimming pools or bathing in seawater for 3 - 4 weeks. 
    • Avoid sunbathing the first 4 - 6 weeks.

    Problems

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