Oral Piercing Aftercare
Properly caring for your piercing is important to its look. You're just as responsible for your piercing looking great as your artist, so be sure you take the right precautions to be sure it lasts and looks great for years to come!
Rinse your mouth with the antisceptic mouthwash every time you eat or drink anything other than ice water. Do not smoke for the first 7 days, as it will cause an infection. After 7 days, if you do smoke, rince with
antisceptic mouthwash for the remainder of 30 days.
Use an antibacterial mouthwash such as Listerine, mixed wtih 50/50 distilled water.
The alcohol content in antisceptic mouthwash can lead to dry mouth and thrush. While diluting the mouthwash can prevent these conditions, it is suggested you rinse only when needed.
Swelling of the area is perfectly normal during the first stages of healing. Swelling can be reduced by sucking one CHIPPED ICE throughout the day for the first 5 days, when needed. Try to limit the use of your tongue as much as possible. Limit your talking, eating and drinking, as it can irritate your piercing.
Stay way from spicy foods and hot liquids. Eat cool, soft food for 3-7 days.
Eat slowly so you do not bite your jewelry.
You can also take an over-the-counter ANTI-FLAMMATORY medication, such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to help with the swelling. Take 600-800 milligrams 2-3 times a day for 3 days.
Your new piercing is in your hands and the outcome depends on you.
SCOPE, PLAX AND OTHER NON-ANTISCEPTIC MOUTHWASHES are not suitable for taking care of oral piercings. Oral cleansers such as PREDECLARE and DIOXIDE Are too strong and should only be used when advised by your piercer.
Most importantly, advice should only be taken from the person who pierced you. DO NOT TAKE ADVICE FROM ANYONE ELSE.