TAT tongue ring and teeth

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  1. -Shaggs-

    -Shaggs- Member

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    anyone taken out there tongue rings to save their teeth? My dentist just told me that I should take it out right away and save my teeth and jaw from any more damage.
     
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    Don't wear a metal bar and metal balls.
     
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    I think that'd be a common response from any dentist. :dunno: I guess I'll see what mine says next month.
     
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    jesuswithboobs New Member

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    I should take out my labret. My one front tooth is the slightest bit shorter because I bite it when I tighten the ball. No one else notices, but I do.
     
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    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    I've had 2 piercings in my tongue for 7 years now and I have no damage caused by them... and I wear metal studs/balls. :hs:
     
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    I had a plastic one in but I can see where the gums have been eroded. was just wondering if anyone else had simliar experiences.

    thanks
     
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    Yeah in last couple of days I've felt its rubbing against top teeth (the one behind canine i think its called). Will change to a plastic/acrylic sometime this week. Have had it about 8 months now.
     
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    i had mine for 6 years and never had any problems with it.
     
  9. audrey

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    I ended up taking mine out because it was clashing with my teeth. I also took my labret out because it was receeding my gums.
     
  10. julia!

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    I think it has alot to do with how you wear it. If you always have it infront of your teeth or rub it across your teeth or this or that. Alot of people have to get skin graphs (sp?) from labrets or lip rings too. I have my lip pierced but it doesnt rub on my gums. and some people mouth are just shaped different that others. But if you notice something is wrong you should correct it before it gets too severe.
     
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    ya I had it for over 7 years, they were surprised that it wasn't worse, I put in the plastic barbell a while ago, I hardly ever play with it, inless I've been drinking, I'm gonna take it out for a while, maybe only put it in when I go out or something, like special occasions or something, I don't need it in when I'm at work, so hopefully that will slow an damage down.

    thanks for the input
     
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    lick wid nit wit Official OT Oracle

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    I had a tongue ring for about two years. I took it out when I got my final x rays for my braces (got em off!) and couldn't get them back in. My orthodontist told me that it's a good thing because there was a lot of small chips in my teeth from it.

    I don't really miss it.
     
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    i`m getting my tongue pierced in about 2 or 3 weeks.
    when you first get it pierced, what kind of bar does the piercer put in?
    how long before you can change it?

    also, the first time you changed it,
    how much did it hurt?
    did it bleed?

    how long does it take to heal?
    any suggestions?

    thanks in advance.
     
  14. Buttons

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    usually a 14g or 12g 3/4" stainless steel barbell
    3-4 weeks when its fully healed
    it shouldn't hurt to change it, if it does then it's not healed
    it shouldn't bleed more than a few drops when getting it pierced
    relax, eat a good meal before going in, brush your teeth, keep good oral hygiene.
     
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    I am sure you wouldn't actually be putting a ring in your tongue?? :p
     
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    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    No, not an actual "ring". Thats just a popular term for it. Downsizing after about 2 weeks is highly recommended. The reason for that is that when youre pierced initially, a longer barbell is used (in our shop its 12g 11/16", usually with 3/16'' balls) to allow for anticipated swelling of the tongue and to prevent embedding of the ball ends. After about 2 weeks and the swelling has gone down, the barbell itself can be changed for a more snug fit as to prevent any accidental chomping and rubbing on it. (We usually go to 1/2'' ) The balls can be used again and the barbell change is around $15, a small price when you consider the average cost of dental work is $100/hr.
     
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    I know :p It's a pet hate of mine.
     
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    I have 3 studs in my tongue, one which has been there for about 5 years and so far I haven't had any problems at all. I wear nothing but metal BBs and balls.
     
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    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    Ha! Kind of like me when kids say "Dude! How big are your gauges!" when theyre referring to stretching. My total favorite is "I want to get pierced but I dont want to be gauged."

    Its kinda funny coz I remember when Buttons first joined OT and started making comments here and there correcting people on the correct usage of "stretch" as opposed to "gauge", I thought he was such a dick. Now, i absolutely cannot stand it myself and find it impossible not to correct people immediately when they say it.

    "Gauge refers to a measurement. What you just said is like saying, "How big are your inches?":mamoru:
     
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    so is the correct question "what gauge is that?" (i'm obviously not that knowledgeable about piercings....:o )
     
  21. Cherryfire

    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    I'm glad you asked though. Yes, the correct question would be, "What gauge is that?" Its the same as asking what size it is. Rule of thumb? Exchange the word "gauge" with "Inches" and see if the comment/question makes sense still. If not, youre probably using the word wrong. :)
     
  22. Buttons

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    :mamoru: Everyone thought I was being an elitist because of correcting them. I HATE when people say gauge, it annoys the hell outta me. :squint:
     
  23. Cherryfire

    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    no doubt. seriously...i absolutely cannot control the "you mean "stretch?" comment that immediately comes out of my mouth when people say they want to "gauge".
     
  24. audrey

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    When I had my tongue pierced years ago, I was forever correcting people. "it's not a tongue ring!!!"
     
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    The only other one that really gets to me is when people call it a tattoo "gun". It's a MACHINE people! It does not have a barrel or a trigger nor does it shoot bullets (it doesn't even shoot pigment out). :squint:
     

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