Oral Body Piercing Healing and Aftercare Information
- Drink plenty of water.
- Gently sip iced water for 3-5 days after your piercing to help reduce swelling.
- Rinse with a NON-IODIZED sea salt solution (1/4 tsp salt mixed with 8oz (1cup)water, or 4 teaspoons salt per 1 gallon of water) every time anything other than water goes into your mouth, for the duration of the healing period. NOTE: Some Piercers suggest rinsing with clean water for the most part while using salt-water only a couple times per day.
- Check barbell balls for tightness. Remember, righty-tighty, lefty-loosy. Be sure to wash your hands first.
- Get a new toothbrush because an old one will harbor excessive bacteria.
- Gently brush exposed portions of your jewelry including accessory ends and crevices to avoid plaque buildup.
- If you choose to use mouthwash, be sure that it is alcohol free antimicrobial rinse such as Tech2000. Do not use mouth wash more than 2-3 times per day.
- Contact your professional piercer or your doctor if you have any problems, questions or concerns.
DO NOT touch your new piercing without washing your hands.
DO NOT use Listerine, Gly-Oxide, or other harsh or alcohol based mouthwashes.
DO NOT rotate or otherwise force your jewelry to move during healing period.
DO NOT engage in open mouthed kissing or unprotected oral sex during healing period.
DO NOT eat spicy or hot foods whenever possible.
BE SURE TO contact your piercing and/or medical professional at the first sign of infection.