a. Non- vital whitening
This procedure is done on teeth that has had a root- canal treatment and no longer bare a live canal. This procedure may not be helpful for a tooth that has undergone root- canal treatment because the stain is located in the inside of the tooth. Dentist usually employs a procedure that will remove the stains from the inside of the tooth. It is achieved by placing a tooth whitening agent inside and putting a temporary filling over it. The whitening process will take a few days. This procedure is always done once or repetition can be done until the tooth achieves the desired color.
b. Vital Whitening
Here gel is utilized as a whitening solution and normally applied directly on the tooth surface. The product contains hydrogen peroxide.
The above procedure can be done at our dentist’s clinic in Ilford. When the procedure is done in the clinic the dentist utilizes a powerful whitening gel and a specialized laser that activates the gel and enables the gel and bleaching occurs faster.
After the procedure if your gums become white and sore, follow up your dentist.
Whitening is not a permanent solution and stains will come back after some time, but it is important to avoid staining drinks and foods. The moment the color begins to fade, you should visit the doctor for the procedure once more.
Whitening does not cause any side effects; sometimes the gums may become sore or sensitive. The effects of whitening gel has not been established for pregnant mothers.