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Dental Work After Lip Filler? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Take Care of Your Smile After Lip Filler Treatments

You did it – you took the plunge and got lip filler to enhance your pout. Now you’re rocking gorgeous, plump lips that give you a boost of confidence. 

But did you know certain dental procedures after lip filler require special care?

At Ethos Spa, your smile is our top priority. That’s why we want to make sure you continue radiating confidence even after a visit to the dentist post-lip injections.

Why Dental Work Matters After Lip Filler

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When you get lip injections like Juvederm or Restylane, the dermal filler is inserted into your lips to add volume. Most fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, which means they integrate into your lip tissue seamlessly.

The issue arises when you need dental work done soon after the injections. 

Certain procedures like root canals, tooth extractions, or dental implants can impact your lip filler results. That’s because infections or trauma to your mouth affects the surrounding structural tissues – including your precious lip fillers.

Don’t worry, a little extra precaution will keep your lips looking perfect. 

Here’s our advice for protecting your lip filler investment:

  • Communicate with your dentist. Let them know you’ve had recent lip injections so they can take appropriate precautions.
  • Avoid complex dental work for 2 weeks post-fillers. Small or emergency dental care is ok but give your lips time to fully settle first.
  • Opt for an antiviral medication before dental surgery to prevent cold sores from erupting around irritated lips.
  • Use a gentle antimicrobial mouthwash after invasive dental treatments to prevent infections.
  • Apply ice packs and arnica to lips to reduce swelling and tenderness after dental procedures.
  • Avoid sleeping face-down or direct pressure on lips during the recovery period.
  • Gently massage lips twice a day to maintain even distribution of the filler.
  • Stay hydrated and moisturize lips daily to support healing.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure until lips are completely healed.

Trust Our Lip Expertise

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At Ethos Spa, your aesthetic goals and safety are our top concern. Our board-certified providers specialize in lip enhancement treatments. We know all the intricacies of protecting your lip investment, even when dental work is involved.

We’re always happy to answer your questions or review your treatment plan to make sure your lips keep looking fabulous, smile after smile. Contact us today to schedule your next lip filler appointment or consultation.

Get the Answers You Need: Common Questions About Dental Work After Lip Fillers

If you’re considering lip fillers or have recently had injections, you may be wondering how future dental work could impact your results. We know you want to protect your investment and keep your lips looking their best. 

 That’s why we’ve put together this section to address the most common questions and concerns around combining dental treatments and lip fillers. 

Read on for expert advice on timing, precautions, potential risks, and how to keep your smile glowing. 

What are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable treatments that add volume to the lips through hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. The added volume can create fuller, smoother, and more defined lips.

Can dental work negatively affect the results of my lip fillers?

Yes, certain dental treatments can potentially affect lip filler results if proper precautions are not taken. Trauma or inflammation from dental procedures may distort the look of freshly injected lips.

Are there specific types of dental work that could compromise my lip fillers?

Invasive treatments like dental implants, tooth extractions, root canals, and gum surgery carry the highest risk of impacting newly injected lips. More minor procedures like teeth cleanings and fillings are lower risk.

Can lip fillers lead to toothache or other dental issues?

Lip fillers should not directly cause dental problems or pain. But swelling after the injections could temporarily aggravate pre-existing tooth sensitivity or gum issues.

What precautions should I take before getting dental work after lip filler?

Allow 1-2 weeks between lip filler injections and any major dental treatments. Inform your dentist that you recently had lip injections. Take prescribed antibiotics or antivirals to prevent infections that could migrate. Use ice, arnica, and gentle massages to reduce inflammation. Avoid direct pressure or irritation to the lips during recovery.

Should I inform my dentist that I have had lip fillers before any dental procedure?

Yes, it’s imperative your dentist knows your complete medical history, including recent cosmetic injectables, to determine necessary precautions.

How long after getting lip fillers should I wait before having dental work?

It’s best to avoid major dental treatments for at least 2 weeks after lip injections to allow proper healing and settling. Minor procedures can typically be done within a few days.

Can I safely get a dental cleaning soon after lip filler?

Yes, routine cleanings that don’t involve trauma to the mouth or lips can generally be performed shortly after getting lip fillers. Just inform your hygienist about the recent injections.

Can lip fillers cause complications during dental work?

The main risks are infection, cold sores, swelling, and uneven filler distribution, which could distort lip shape. That’s why precautions like antiviral meds and delaying treatment are taken.

What potential complications could arise from dental work after lip filler?

Infection, inflammation, cold sores, asymmetry or distortion of the lips from trauma, filler movement or rupture, numbness, and aggravation of dental issues like tooth pain or gum discomfort.

Do dermal fillers in other parts of the face pose the same considerations for dental work as lip fillers?

Yes, dermal fillers in the cheeks, smile lines, chin, or other areas in close proximity to the mouth carry similar risks when undergoing dental treatments. The lips are especially vulnerable due to their delicate tissue.

Time for a Smile You Can Confidently Show Off

At Ethos Spa, your smile is our number one priority. Our experts specialize in lip enhancement and understand all the intricacies of protecting your investment. 

If you have more questions about dental work before or after lip fillers, schedule a consultation today. We’ll review your individual case, create a personalized treatment plan, and make sure your lips and smile stay stunning.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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