Filler Injectables

 Injectable fillers are sometimes an effective and painless way to alleviate tension in the temporomandibular joint, reducing jaw pain, headaches, and suffering, as well as cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles.  

There are alternative Injectable fillers such as Botox® and JUVÉDERM®. 

What’s involved when getting filler injections?

Prior to administering filler injections, the dentist needs to check the patient’s suitability for treatment.  When used in conjunction with certain medications and substances, filler injections may not produce the desired results.  It is exceptionally important therefore, to be honest about prior medical history.  Filler injections is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Filler injections take 10-20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required.  Because it is non-surgical, the filler injections procedure will be performed at the dental office.  Driving ability will not be impaired by the treatment, so there is no need for a designated driver.  The injections are no more painful than a bug bite or pinprick, but nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used to reduce anxiety if necessary.

Normal activity can be resumed immediately after the filler injection treatment, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.  It may take several days to feel the full benefits of the treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about filler injection treatment, please contact our office.