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    Question Permanent Removal of Tongue Piercing

    Hi all! I've searched the internet tirelessly looking for any information I can find on permanently removing my tongue piercing to no avail.

    I've had the piercing since 1999 and have decided to remove it. I've noticed some speech problems developing with certain sounds, the barbell drives me crazy most days and I'm a mom now.

    Does anyone have information on what precautions should be taken? More specifically, how long does it take for the hole to close over? How do you make sure nothing gets stuck in the hole while it is closing? Should I rinse my mouth with a certain mouthwash? Etc., etc. Basically, I'm looking for as much information as I can find out before I remove it.

    Someone please have the information I'm looking for!!! I've searched everywhere in every possible way I can think of!!!

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    Senior Member Felidae's Avatar
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    well it shouldnt take it long to close up as tongues tend to be fast healers anyway so food shouldnt get stuck in there either i wouldnt think.
    non-alcoholic mouthwash is usually best but you shouldnt have to use it a lot
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    You can just take the bar out and it will close in no time, you shouldn't need to do anything special with it. You'll probably notice that you can't talk properly for a day or so but that's just your body getting used to talking without the jewellery again.
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    Just to go against what has already been said, a friend of mine removed hers years ago and it still hasn't closed up, she goes through phases of wearing it again. But I have to stress this is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery rare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbleBecca View Post
    But I have to stress this is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery rare!
    Just that! It is very uncommon for a tongue piercing not to be healed over in less than 24 hours, they're funny like that.

    Just take it out, leave it out, and *ta dah* sorted.
    Tongues are very fast healers.
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    would it heal over though if shes had it since 1999? use tcp diluted to rinse your mouth if your worried when you decided to retire itxxxxx
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    Most of the time tongue piercings heal very quickly, my friend had hers done but it was off a little so she took it out and had it done again the next day, they normally close within 24 hrs.

    However another person I know took hers out a couple of years ago and she can still put her bar in...

    I think that's quite uncommon though.

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    my girlfriend's took quite awhile to heal, she had it for 2 or 3 years i think
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    Just take it out if you dont want it, I wouldnt worry about anything. Thats what i did and no problems here. And i guess i am one of those weird cases bc i just pushed it back in with little effort after a year and a half of not having it in.
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