Tooth piercing also known as dental piercing is a hole that is carved in the tooth to insert a gem or stone jewelry in the crown of the tooth. Etched with a small jewel, the tooth allure the smile with a sparkle. Tooth piercing is famous among youngsters. 

Tooth piercing takes place on the crown of the tooth. It is a painless process. Select a tooth piercing parlor which has extensive experience in dental piercing. Piercer will clean the mouth using a mouthwash. Clean the tooth thoroughly which gets the engraving. Engrave a small hole carefully with appropriate tools. Embed a Jewel or gemstone inside the hole. Polish the jewel and teeth.

Engraving a hole in the tooth can cause cracking or chipping. Sharp gemstone or jewelry can cause scratching and tearing inside the mouth. If jewelry is not entirely inside the enamel, it can come out. It can be swallowed during eating, drinking or sleeping. Lousy jewelry can erode the tooth itself. It can also cause infection inside the mouth.
Clean your mouth after every meal to maintain oral hygiene.
Do not play with the jewelry either using your hand or tongue.
Do not brush vigorously on the tooth with jewelry on it.
Avoid eating spicy food and hard drinks after getting a tooth piercing
There is no pain due to piercing, but sensitivity will occur so avoid icy and hot drinks
The tooth may get discolored, some might result in the foul smell as well. The gum or inner side of the lip may get red and swell. A toothache and bleeding in gums.
Take some rock salt and stir it in water. Rinse your mouth with the solution. Gargle with saline water.
Consult a dentist for advice and follow the medication.

Frowny or bottom smiley piercing is a perforation of the frenulum, the thin tissue connecting the lower gum and lip. Frowny piercing is located inside of the mouth, the opposite of smiley. It can be seen only if the lower lip is pulled down. This type can be put under the category of tongue piercings, as well as lip piercings, due to its inside mouth placement. Frowny requires a quite simple procedure and looks gorgeous with a delicate silver ring. 

Frowny or anti-smiley piercing has its own peculiarities, with its pros and cons.

The main advantage of frowny piercing is its painless and relatively simple procedure. Frenulum doesn’t have a lot of nerve endings, therefore the pain level during the procedure is minimal
You can always hide your anti-smiley piercing. Just in some special situations, you can show it off to amaze your friends. Quite convenient, isn’t it? 

Not everyone can have the frowny pierced. In case your lower frenulum is too thin to hold the jewelry, you would need to go for another tongue piercing option. If you are not sure about that, you can always get advice from a professional piercer. Bottom smiley piercing can trigger certain risks, and the jewelry rejection is the most likely one. If the wrong jewelry is inserted, the piercing can migrate and be completely rejected. However, any professional piercer will help you to choose an appropriate size and metal to avoid this risk
The frowny piercing should be done only by a professional piercer, as the procedure is quite delicate, even though it seems to be simple in comparison to other tongue piercings. Then the frenulum behind the lower lip is quickly perforated by a hollow needle, and a small barbell is inserted.

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The frowny piercing pain level is relatively low – reaching only 3 out of 10 on the pain scale. However, most likely you will still feel the sharp pain at the moment of perforation. But it will be minimal, as the frenulum tissue is very thin and easy to pierce. So, the pain level is not that high.


The healing time is approximately 4 – 8 weeks.

However, the frowny can heal faster with proper and timely care. The main aftercare rules include: Washing hands every time before touching the piercing. Maintaining oral hygiene. Do not remove the jewelry until the piercing is healed. Following a daily cleaning routine


For frowny piercing cleaning the traditional sea salt soak and antibacterial mouthwash should be used. More information on the cleaning procedure and solutions can be found in the main article on lip piercings.

Recommended Aftercare Products and Sea salt
It is an uncommon type of oral piercing done through the frenulum, a small fold of tissue of the upper lip. It is sometimes referred to as scrumper piercing or upper lip frenulum piercing. 

Opt for a professional piercing studio having hands-on experience in all types of oral piercings. You will be given an antibacterial solution for washing your mouth prior to the procedure. The piercing expert then inserts a hollow, sterilized needle through the upper lip frenulum and places the jewelry. 

As the frenulum of the upper lip is thin and delicate, the piercing gets quickly completed when done by a skilled professional piercer. So there is a lesser possibility of getting hurt during the procedure. However, with a low pain threshold, you are more likely to experience some amount of pain.

Rinse your mouth with warm saline water after meals
Brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild toothpaste
Avoid touching the piercing with unclean hands. Do not eat hot and spicy foods. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol

It will take about 4 to 12 weeks for the piercing to heal properly.
Do not get the piercing done if you are wearing braces as the jewelry may get caught, injuring the frenulum. Severe swelling and redness mark an infected piercing. Make sure you do not twist or pull the jewelry to reduce the risk of infection. You should alter the way of biting food until healing as the upper lip frenulum may tear, causing bleeding. Since the jewelry keeps coming in contact with the teeth and gums, there is a greater possibility of a gum disease or tooth loss. Wear quality jewelry that suits your body to prevent it from getting rejected.

A Gum (or trans-gum) piercing is skewered between the roots of the front teeth with a labret stud. This piercing is so extreme, even the guys at BME (famous for featuring the craziest body modifications ever) don't recommend it.

Gum piercing is much less common, mainly because it has no real benefit and is difficult to perform. This is not only a question of who is piercing it, but due to the fact that the customer has to remain very still during the procedure and cannot swallow. The customer also needs to bring his gum reflex under control to avoid the gum twitching. 

A gum piercing can take between 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Like other mucous membrane piercings, in the first three weeks it should be cleaned with Piercing spray twice a day, and then with a 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.


It is an oral piercing on the tongue either in the center or at its edges. The Frenulum, Snake-eye, Venom are all different types and tongue piercings names.

Frenulum Piercing
Midline Piercing
Horizontal piercing
Tip Piercing
Venom Piercing
Surface Toungue Piercing

The piercer will check the underside of the tongue for large blood vessels, sometimes with a bright light, and mark a safe placement for the piercing. The tongue is then clamped with forceps and pierced with a needle, usually from top to bottom with a piercing needle or from bottom to top with a cannula needle.

Stick your tongue out so the professional can clamp it. Sit absolutely still as your tongue is pierced. Breath in and out as the procedure is done. Be as calm as you can to make it easier on you and the piercing professional. Obtain a cup of crushed ice and put a metal teaspoon into the cup. After the teaspoon is cold enough, press the teaspoon onto the pierced area. The swelling will go down considerably by this.
The pain is not much but can be a little more than the pain associated with accidental biting the tongue. The tongue may also pain when eating, drinking and talking. Proper aftercare can reduce the pain to a large extent but it is expected to be felt for the next 4-6 weeks after the piercing.
Problem in speaking, drinking and eating.
Damage in gums, tongue muscles and tooth erosion.
Causing allergy from metal. Infection. Swallowing of jewelry
Rejection and migration
            How to take care of a tongue piercing? Here are some do’s and don’ts that you need to follow:
Clean mouth regularly using an antibacterial solution. Always touch the piercing with clean hands. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Use a soft toothbrush and mild toothpaste for cleaning.
Drink more water to keep yourself hydrated. Eat simple food that does not cause stimulation.

Play with or remove your piece of jewelry as it may clog the hole. Take aspirin or Paracetamol as it can aggravate the swelling. Take hot drinks like tea and coffee initially for a few. Avoid spicy and sticky food. Taking a liquid diet will be preferable. Do not use a tongue cleaner for a few Do not smoke cigarette, marijuana or anything that can result in infection. These simple steps are necessary to be followed with proper care for protecting the piercing from an infection.

Clean the wound regularly off the pus. Do not remove the jewelry or it will clog the piercing hole. Consult a physician for medical help and care. Follow the prescription for the stipulated time. Dab the area with a warm saline solution as it inhibits the bacterial growth and hence checks the infection from spreading.
It is a unique style of tongue piercing placed horizontally across the tip of the tongue as opposed to venom piercing made near the center of the tongue. Having a thick tongue makes it easier to accommodate the piercing with a lower risk of rejection. Appealing to many piercing enthusiasts snake eyes piercing has earned the name for its close resemblance to the eyes of a snake. Horizontal tongue piercing and sideways tongue piercing are the other names of the piercing.
A piercing salon having years of experience in tongue piercings must be given the topmost priority to avoid serious health risks. With a surgical marker, the piercing artist marks the entry and exit points on both sides of the tongue near the tip and inserts a large gauge hollow, sterilized needle with the help of a clamp. The jewelry is then passed through the two holes, completing the piercing.
Although the pain level varies from individual to individual, most have compared the pain to the one experienced when biting the tongue. Soon after the piercing, the area may undergo slight bleeding. The pierced tongue might also swell for few days. However, these after-effects are considered to be normal like any other piercing.
  • Avoid touching or cleaning the piercing with unwashed hands
  • Rinse your mouth with warm saline water after every meal
  • Do not eat hot, spicy, or sticky foods
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking
  • Do not use mouthwash for gargling until healing
Besides infection, there is also a high risk of gum and teeth damage and tongue paralysis due to improper placement of the jewelry. In the case of extreme swelling, pain, and redness, visiting a doctor is advisable. Being located at the tip of the tongue the piercing may carry a greater chance of migration as well as rejection. Make sure the jewelry is fixed tightly to the tongue to prevent it from getting swallowed or inhaled while sleeping. Visiting a piercing parlor following strict hygiene rules minimizes these possible risks without causing any major complications.
Tongue web piercing is a perforation of the under tongue webbing (frenulum), located between the tongue and the mouth floor. The frenulum is a thin tissue, which allows you to speak, and which connects your tongue to the gum plate. This piercing is known under different names, such as tongue frenulum piercing, Marley piercing or underneath tongue piercing.
                        Before getting the tongue frenulum pierced, look at some of its pros and cons:
Under tongue piercing is one of the painless tongue piercings and it tends to heal relatively fast. So, you are not going to have many problems with it.
You would not get much bleeding when the mouth web piercing is performed, as the frenulum does not have many blood vessels
Tongue web piercing does not work for everybody, as it requires enough tissue to get the jewelry fixed. So, if your frenulum is too thin, then you should probably consider another tongue piercing
Tongue web piercing obviously has its risks. The jewelry may rub against the bottom of the tongue and lower gum, which causes irritation and scratching. However, the probability of this risk depends on your individual mouth architecture
Tongue web piercing should be done only in a professional piercing studio to avoid unwanted complications. First, the piercer should approve that your frenulum is strong enough to hold the jewelry. If that is done, you should rinse your mouth with non-bacterial mouthwash. Then, the previously clamped tissue should be perforated by a hollow needle. Afterward, the initial jewelry is inserted.

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Tongue web piercing pain level is usually minimal. Being the least painful tongue piercing, its pain level is barely measured as 3 out of 10 on the pain scale. So, it would not hurt much. The only discomfort you would experience is the pressure at the moment, when the tissue is perforated.

Under tongue piercing healing time is relatively short – only 8 – 10 weeks.

However, to avoid possible side effects and to ease the healing process, you should follow certain aftercare rules: Wash your hands every time before touching the jewelry for any reason. Maintain proper oral hygiene and use a soft toothbrush. Eat only mild and soft foods, such as soups, ice cream, smoothies, etc., until the piercing is healed

Take care of proper and regular cleaning
It is the perforation of the uvula, a tiny, fleshy mass of tissue hanging from the soft palate at the back of the throat. A rare type of oral piercing, getting a uvula piercing done could be a unique experience for the body piercing enthusiasts. Double uvula piercing is a popular variation where two perforations are made on the uvula.
Prior to the procedure, you will have to rinse your mouth well using an antibacterial solution. After the clamping the uvula, a sterilized, hollow, pre-bent needle is passed through it. The jewelry is immediately inserted into the pierced mass of tissue to complete the process.
It is considered to be one of the most painful piercing. Since uvula is a delicate tissue, getting it pierced hurts a lot. Like any other oral piercing, the pierced uvula undergoes swelling and bruising for few days accompanied by light bleeding.
Avoid touching the jewelry with unwashed hands
Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm saline water
Do not eat hot and spicy foods
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Maintain proper oral hygiene
Complete healing of the piercing takes about 2 weeks.
If the piercing is not carried out properly, then the uvula can become crushed leading to infection. Take medical help if the uvula undergoes abnormal swelling and reddening with occasional pus discharge. There is also a possibility of sleep-related breathing disorders due to the reduction of the diameter of the nasal passage. Loose placement of the jewelry would be highly risky as it might either get accidentally swallowed or inhaled, especially while sleeping. High chances of a jewelry rejection are also associated with this piercing. Go to the piercing studio to get it removed before any major health issue occurs.
The vampire is a piercing of the upper frenula, the tissue that connects your upper lip to your gums. Whether your teeth are pointed or not, this piercing is admittedly a little creepy, but still fascinating and somewhat visually appealing. Care must be taken however, to avoid captive pieces from wearing down the gums in the pierced area of the mouth.
If your piercer determines that you’re a good candidate for this piercing, they’ll begin the process. The actual procedure is relatively quick, lasting a few minutes at most. Your piercer will give you an antibacterial solution to rinse out your mouth. After your mouth is clean, they’ll pull your upper lip back to expose the frenulum. The piercing is then made with a sterile needle. They’ll thread the jewelry through the hole, and, if needed, screw any applicable beads on to hold the jewelry in place.
Your frenulum has to be thick enough to support the jewelry, but the piece of tissue is still rather small. Because of this, the piercing may hurt a bit more than a lip or earlobe piercing. Your individual pain tolerance is also a factor. The good news is that the needle portion of the procedure only lasts a few seconds, so it should be over after a deep inhale and exhale.
Smiley piercings are in an extremely sensitive area. If pierced incorrectly or improperly cared for, you may end up with some dangerous and uncomfortable side effects.
If your piercing is incorrectly placed, it may cause gum recession over time. Jewelry that sits too high on your gum line or otherwise rubs against your gums can also lead to gum damage.

Large beads and other attachments on the jewelry can knock against your teeth, potentially damaging the enamel. Infection. Your mouth is a natural breeding-ground for bacteria from eating and drinking. Bacteria can also be introduced via kissing, smoking, and other oral activities. Infection is possible if bacteria becomes trapped in the piercing site.

If your body views the jewelry as an intruder, it may respond by building up more skin tissue to push the piercing out of the frenulum.
A dermal piercing typically heals within 4 to 12 weeks. If you don’t follow your piercer’s aftercare recommendations, your piercing may take longer to heal. You may experience mild pain and swelling during the first couple of weeks. These symptoms will gradually decrease as the healing process continues. They usually aren’t cause for concern unless your piercing is also leaking yellow or green pus, hot to the touch, or showing other signs of infection.
Proper cleaning and care are crucial to the success of your smiley piercing.
Clean your mouth with sea salt or saline solution twice a day. Rinse your mouth with water after eating. Brush your teeth twice a day. Use a mild toothpaste flavor (think bubblegum instead of mint). Use an alcohol-free mouthwash. Take it easy on talking for the first couple of days.
Touch the piercing or play with the jewelry. Drink alcohol, Smoke or use alcohol-containing rinses or toothpastes. Eat foods that are hot or spicy or highly acidic foods, such as tomatoes. Eat overly hard or crunchy foods. Kiss. This can mess with the jewelry and introduce new bacteria into the wound. Engage in activities that can move the jewelry around, such as playing certain instruments.

While mild pain and swelling is normal for any new piercing, other symptoms could indicate more severe health concerns. See your piercer if you experience any of the following signs of infection or rejection: redness that extends beyond the piercing site, severe pain severe swelling, yellow or green discharge, foul odor

Jewelry displacement
Jewelry that hangs or droops
Complete jewelry dislodgement
Due to the delicate placement, smiley piercings usually don’t last as long as external body piercings. However, there isn’t a clear-cut timeline. Some anecdotal reports online say that the piercing may last about a year, while others have had far longer success. Proper care can go a long way, but it isn’t a guarantee that your piercing will last long-term.

Rinse your mouth with a sea salt or saline solution. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching the area. Carefully unscrew your existing jewelry. Quickly, but gently, thread the new jewelry through the hole. Screw any applicable beads on or otherwise close the jewelry. Rinse your mouth again with a sea salt or saline solution.


If you change your mind halfway through the healing process, talk to your piercer about removing your jewelry. They can determine whether it’s safe to remove before the healing process is complete. If they do remove your jewelry, you must continue cleaning the area until your frenulum has completely healed. The process is much easier if you want to retire the piercing after it’s long been healed. Simply take out your jewelry, and the hole will close up on its own. Talk to your prospective piercer


It is piercings done horizontally closer to the tip of the tongue. Since this unconventional tongue piercing resembles the fangs of a snake from where the venom is released, it is called venom piercing. Double tongue piercing, frog eyes piercing, and venom bites piercing are its other names. Vertical venom piercing involves two piercings placed vertically on the tongue.

Discuss properly with the piercing professional regarding the exact placement of the piercings to maintain sufficient gap between the two perforations. After you have completed rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial solution, a sterilized, hollow needle is passed through the tongue. Once the piercings are made, the jewelry is inserted into the tongue.
A double pierced tongue might hurt more than a regular tongue piercing. People with a low pain threshold would give it 8 or 9 on a pain scale of 1-10. In the initial days, the tongue will swell causing soreness and bruising for a couple of weeks. However, having this discomfort after a piercing is normal which goes away after a while.
Do not touch the piercing with unclean hands. Use warm salt water to rinse your mouth properly after every meal. Brush your teeth with a toothbrush having soft bristles two times a day. Avoid eating hot, sticky and spicy food. Stay away from smoking and drinking alcohol. Avoid using mouthwash or any other antiseptic oral solution
The healing period is 4 to 8 weeks for this piercing.

Painful swelling of the tongue accompanied by redness and pus discharge clearly indicates an infection. If you are unable to bear the pain then visiting a doctor is advisable as the infection might further lead to more complications. Although taking care of double tongue piercings is difficult due to their odd location, maintaining good oral hygiene may prevent the growth of infection-causing bacteria. Piercing the delicate tongue involves the risk of permanent nerve damage that can cause speech impairment and numbness.