There isn't a set time...everybody is different, no matter how many months or years you have had a piercing. Some people's will close in a matter of minutes, other people's will never close.
Naah, Your probably gonna die.. awk << WRONG!! << You swallow weird after a tongue piercing because it is swollen... I know because I have one of my own... it should take up to a month to heal if you don't move your tongue... Mine took a week for the swelling to go down but if it is swollen after a month then you weren't moving your tongue... If it helps you put crushed ice one your tongue and you will be okay...
It would take a matter of a few hours for the piercing to shrink then maybe a day for it to start to knit closed.
At three months the piercing should be healed, at least mostly. That means that swimming in chlorine will not affect it. Still steer clear of lakes and streams.
It may but you can always get the piercing tapered open again so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
You need to see a professional body piercer, they will take the jewellery resterilize it and put it into the piercing using an insertion taper. You will more than likely get the lecture about removing the jewellery before the piercing is completely healed, but I think you knew that would happen.
Usually a tongue piercing only needs about a month for the fistula to be formed enough to change jewelry. although, if it still feels sore or seems raw, I would wait longer. Also, if you want to remove it to hide it, I would definitely wait longer than six weeks.
They have to stay in for a month before you can switch rings. Once you take it out, your piercing will start closing, you'd be surprised how fast they close
As the piercing gets older and more healed you will get "stitches" from it on occasion. This is the tissue settling in and healing, short lived occasions of mild pain or twinges lasting a few moment to being uncomfortable for a few hours. It's not uncommon and happens with all piercings. This is part of the piercing toughening up and nothing to worry about.
Not long at all, piercings don't heal in a month especially the navel piercing, it takes from 3 to 6 months for a good light heal, but is far from healed and seasoned to handle having the jewellery out for long.
No piercing is considered fully healed until it's a year old. Contrary to what you may read, it takes the body a full year to season a piercing to the point where it can be removed for extended periods of time without the risk of the piercing closing. Light heals can occur at the 3 month period but keep in mind the piercing can still close making reinserting the jewelry difficult and hard on the new piercing. Anything less than 3 months is just ridiculous and shear nonsense. Should you have issues reinserting your jewelry, go see your local professional body piercer for assistance. Don't force jewelry into a semi closed piercing, only an insertion taper will allow you to reinsert the jewelry without damaging the piercing.
Well from experience about a week you can change it but I think your better off waiting a month by then it is healed enough that you won't give yourself an infection. Keep it cleaned well and it will heal a lot faster.