Oral Piercing Aftercare
- Any oral piercing can be cleaned with a mild oral antiseptic mouthwash that doesn’t contain a chief constituent of alcohol.
- Like wise salt water is just as effective.
- Keep your mouth clean and keep the piercing well irrigated to carry away and discharge.
- It is especially a good idea to rinse or wash your mouth after eating, drinking or smoking. Especially when you have been eating or drinking dairy products, these substances attract and are a breeding ground for bacteria.
- Abstain from any activities that involve the transmission of bodily fluids.
- In the case of piercings that are a combination of oral and exposed to the outside of the mouth. E.g. the Labret or cheek piercing. Wash the piercing with anti-bacterial soap, then wash the inside of the mouth with a mild oral antiseptic mouthwash.
- This procedure is to be performed after every meal.
- If there is a lot of swelling and inflammation, you may take any of the over the counter anti-inflammatories, anything with ibuprofen should help.If a competent Piercer pierced you, there is no reason why this cleaning method and procedure shouldn’t be sufficient for a high percentage of the population. And it will help the piercing heal in the shortest period of time possible and in the least expensive way.
- There are many other cleaning products that are prescribed. However sometimes these products can do more harm than good, that is if you over use them or do not know how to use them.
A Piercee should follow these simple rules:
- Make sure you are being pierced in a sterile environment.
- DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCINGS except after you have washed your hands first and are about to begin the Cleaning Procedure.
- DO NOT LET ANYBODY TOUCH YOUR PIERCINGS. The leading causes of infections and initial transmission of bacteria are from hand contact, so be careful. HANDS OFF!
- BE PATIENT AND STICK TO THE BASIC CLEANING AND AFTERCARE PROCEDURE.
- ALWAYS ask your piercer first, before you deviate from their advice or the cleaning procedure.
- A Piercer’s advice in no way supersedes the treatment prescribed by a registered medical professional… however it is a good idea to have your doctor communicate the treatment with the Piercer, to make sure that it is the best course of action for you.
- Never remove the jewellery without consulting with your Piercer first!