Internal bleaching is not the same as teeth whitening or bleaching the exterior part of the teeth. The treatment involves restoring the pulp of the tooth or removing nerve tissue or an infection from the tooth pulp.
At Smile Dental Practice, the dentist will perform a complete analysis of each patient before suggesting a suitable course of treatment for internal bleaching. This analysis includes the reasons why the teeth have become discolored from the inside. The techniques for internal teeth bleaching vary, depending on if the tooth is stained due to an earlier root canal procedure or because a root canal procedure is required. In case of the latter the dentist will first perform root canal therapy and excavate the pulpal chamber of the tooth containing dead tissues. This will prepare the tooth for a temporary filling or crown restoration.
Some of the common reasons why teeth lose their natural color and shine include the following:
The procedure for internal bleaching typically consists of inserting a special oxidizing chemical agent into the pulp of the tooth, with the help of a tiny drilled incision. Prior to the insertion of the bleaching agent, the doctor will clean the area and seal the canals. When the initial amount of bleaching substance fails to give the desired results, the doctor will replace the bleaching agent in a couple of days.
There are no particular special requirements to be a candidate for internal tooth bleaching. If you maintain a general level of oral hygiene, you are a suitable candidate for internal bleaching. Call us at Smile Dental Practice in Glendale to schedule a consultation for internal bleaching.
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