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.