I have an appointment for Botox at 10:30 am and a tooth extraction at 1 pm. Are there any issues with that?

Doctor Answers 13

Botox Before Dentist Appointment

Thank you for your question. I suggest delaying your Botox treatment until you have fully healed from the tooth extraction. The dentist will most likely have you lying down and this could lead to spreading of the Botox to unwanted areas. I always tell my patients to avoid lying down for 4 hours and to not massage the area after injection. 


Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Botox prior to dentist appointment

I do not recommend head movement for 24 hours. However, you could have the extraction done first then have the botox. 

Botox aftercare

Thank you for your question flemdogyogi. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. After a Botox treatment I recommend that my patients avoid lying flat for 4 hours as this can move the Botox and lead to possible side effects. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
Encino Physician
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Botox appointment

It is recommended to not do any exercise for 24 hrs post injections . Do not bent front or backwards after injections as well since you want the botox to stay in the place where injected .

I would recommend to change your appointment .

Joseph Doumit, MD
Montreal Dermatologist
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BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment before a dentist appointment

Hi Flemdogyogi,

After BOTOX injections you are to avoid exercise for 24 hours as well as laying down and putting your head back as you would at the dentist's or when having your hair washed at a salon. Laying down/putting your head back may increase the risk of diffusion, meaning the product may travel slightly to a point we do not want to go. It is precautionary and best practice for BOTOX patients. I would reschedule the BOTOX treatment! Best, Manish Khanna, MD

Manish Khanna, MD, FRCP(C)
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dental work after Botox

Since Botox is an elective treatment, I would recommend you wait for a day or so after your dental procedures. I ask patients to refrain from lying flat for 4 hours after Botox treatment. Better to be safe than sorry.

Pamela Stuart, MD
San Jose Physician
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Botox and Dentist

This is actually a very good question. Many patients ask what they can and cannot do before and after Botox injections. I advise ALL my patients not to lie down for 4 hours post Botox as well as not exercise or put their head back for 4 hours. Being at the dentist involves laying down so i would advise to either go to the dentist before your botox appointment or on another day altogether.

Omar Fouda Neel, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and dental work

It is ok for you to get the Botox injection. I would avoid fillers though. I tell patients to avoid having dental work for 2 week before and after filler injection to minimize risk of infection. This rule applies to fillers but not Botox. 

Shaun Patel, MD
Miami Physician
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Botox and then dental appointment?

It is quite alright to have this done. I tell patients to not exercise for 4 hours. No filler should be done. I tell patients to wait 2 weeks after fillers to have dental work. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox scheduling

Since you will not be able to relax and not have the area of the Botox rubbed it would be better to not have them done on the same day

Melvin Elson, MD
Nashville Dermatologist
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