When can I change my tongue ring?
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When can I change my tongue ring?


Quick Answer

After a tongue piercing, an individual should wait until the tongue has completely healed before changing the initial ring. Depending on the person, it can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months for a new tongue piercing to completely heal.

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The tongue will swell slightly after being pierced. To care for the tongue so that it heals properly, an individual should rinse the mouth at least twice a day with a mixture of 50 percent non-alcoholic mouthwash and 50 percent water. Alcohol should be avoided and it's important to follow any care instructions given with the piercing in order to avoid infection.

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