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Cosmetic Injectables for Dental Concerns

What do aesthetic products like injectables and dermal fillers have to do with dentistry? More than you might expect!

As dentists, we deal with the muscles and soft tissue structures that surround your teeth, including your TMJ, cheeks, and lips. So when it comes to utilising therapeutic products like injectables, the two go hand in hand.

Dental Uses for Injectables

Managing Bruxism — If you have a stressful lifestyle, your jaw muscles may be overactive because of the tension building up in your body. Over several days and weeks, the clenching can cause muscle soreness, earaches, and worse – worn down teeth. Applying injectable products to your jaw area can help to ease muscle tension and reduce your chances of fractured teeth or headaches.

TMJ Pain Relief — Similarly to how injectables are used for bruxism, TMJ disorder and jaw pain are often managed with these products. Results can last up to six months with each application, allowing you to top off whenever you stop by our Somerville dentist office for a checkup.


Topping Off Smile Makeovers — Compliment your aesthetic dental treatments by creating the perfect frame around them. Injectables for your lips, cheeks, jawline and forehead can all be administered by an experienced and trained dentist. We frequently incorporate them into aesthetic cases with restorations like veneers, porcelain crowns, and teeth whitening.

How Long Does It Last?

Your first injectable treatment can take several days before you start to see the effects (they’re gradual, rather than instant.) Touching up 2-3 times per year will help you maintain the results. Usually, the longer you’ve been using injectables, the more time you get between applications.

At Somersmiles Dental, we offer therapeutic injectable treatments as needed and upon request. If you’re exploring alternatives for TMJ pain, headaches, or addressing fine lines and wrinkles, be sure to schedule a consultation with our Somerville dentists.