As the name suggests, a tongue frenulum piercing runs through the tongue frenulum, which connects the midline of the underside of the tongue with the floor of the mouth.

Jewelry:

Barbells and ball closure rings are both suitable for this kind of piercing, but generally, smaller jewelry is used since there isn’t a lot of tissue to pierce or to stretch and larger jewelry can damage teeth and gums.

Healing and care:

A nose tip piercing can take between 14 and 21 days to heal completely, rarely longer. Like other mucous membrane piercings, in the first three weeks it should be cleaned with ProntoLind spray twice a day, and then with a ProntoLind mouthwash.

It is important to wash your hands before touching the pierced area and the jewelry itself—the hands should be kept away from the mouth.

ProtoLind mouthspray tastes good and helps to freshen your breath. It is ideal for when you’re on the go and should be applied after every meal in order to disinfect and cleanse the piercing area.

Disinfectant solutions containing alcohol or chlorine should be avoided. Mouthwashes are no substitute for proper care and should therefore be avoided.

The right nutrition is vital for oral piercings, and you will find detailed information on this topic in the care and maintenance section.

Risks:

The jewelry can come into contact with the teeth and the gums and over the long term can cause damage to the enamel and lead to a degeneration of the gums. An incorrectly placed piercing can damage the salivary gland, and like other piercings in the mouth, any jewelry that can be opened may be accidentally swallowed. There is also a danger that the jewelry is rejected by the body and may eventually grow out.