The scrotal tongue has a plicate, fissured or furrowed appearance which makes the tongue wrinkled. It is also known as Lingua plicata, Fissured tongue, Furrowed tongue, Lingua fissurata, Lingua scrotalis, and Grooved tongue.
The tongue is a highly vascular fleshy organ which gives a place for bacteria to grow. These bacteria include gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial groups. To your surprise, not all the bacteria are bad.
Getting infection after tongue piercing is common than any other body piercing. Our oral cavity is full of thousands of bacteria which attack pierced tongue frequently. If you do not take proper aftercare, then these bacteria can cause potential damage and cause the oral infection. Sometime, you might develop an allergic reaction to the metal used in a tongue piercing.
A healthy tongue is pink in color with the papillae covering the surface of the tongue. If you are suffering from a painful tongue or altered tongue color, then it is the point of concern. Visit a doctor in such condition.
Risks of getting your tongue pierced are excessive bleeding, injuries to the mouth and teeth, infection at the site of piercing. Some severe effects of tongue piercing involve swelling, scarring, nerve damage, and even gum diseases.