Can Going To The Dentist One Week After Getting Injectable Filler in The Face Be A Source of Infection?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Could I ask you a short question ? You don’t have to help me, but I would be so happy … 🙂  I had a hyaluron injection one week ago. It was “profhilo” (just for skin glow) I was at the dentist today and he pressed his hands on my cheeks for 20 min or so … exactly were the Hyaluron was injected. On Real Self some doctors write about teeth cleanings and bacteria which go into bloodstream while having the teeth done and then it will make an infection in the filler Region or a biofilm…that makes me crazy. 💥

Can this be a problem 1 week post hyaluron inj. ?

Thank you very very very much.

A: I do not see that as causing an infection problem with the injectable filler material. It may distort the shape of the injected filler but would not cause an infection. Biofilms occur as as result of the injection of the filler not from some disseminated bacteria which occurs later.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana