Asked by: Djamel Carpes
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Will a healed tongue piercing close?

Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

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About tongue piercings, it is true thattonguepiercings do not completely close up if theyhavecompletely healed before the tongue stud isremoved.If the tongue piercing is removed for even onenight, itwill partially close up as it is a muscle,which isvery unlike ear piercings.

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Similarly, it is asked, how long does it take for a tongue piercing to close?

So 6 months, it took only 2 hours to startclosingup. 7 years, it took 2 days to close up. It'sfunny, itclosed up about 2 weeks ago and I still do thehabitualmovements of attempting to play withthepiercing.

One may also ask, do tongue piercings leave scars? Tongue piercings rarely leaveanyscars or marks when removed. In fact, they canclosevery quickly.

Secondly, how long can you leave piercings out?

six weeks

How do I get plaque off my tongue piercing?

Just take your bottom ball out and replace it withyourextra one, place the dirty ball in the denture cleanersolution(denture tab + water) and let it sit overnight. You mayhave tobrush it a little to remove the loosened plaque butitshould be completely free of plaque atthispoint.

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What mouthwash should I use for tongue piercing?

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How painful is tongue piercing?

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Can the tongue grow back?

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Is it bad to leave earrings in all the time?

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What happens if you change your earring before 6 weeks?

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Do septum piercings close up fast?

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How long can I leave my nose ring out without it closing?

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How long can I leave my earrings out after 3 months?

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Can I take my earrings out after 3 weeks?

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Can I change my piercing after 4 weeks?

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How long can you take a lip piercing out before it closes?

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Can you die from a tongue piercing?

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How long after a tongue piercing can you give oral?

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Can your tongue be numbed before you get it pierced?

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