Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? A brighter smile can instantly make you look younger, healthier, and sexier. But sometimes, achieving that luminous smile can be a challenge, especially when one of your teeth has been subjected to a root canal or dental trauma in the past. Fortunately, at Dr. Patty Miami we can help get that darkened tooth to finally match the rest of your teeth with a process called internal bleaching.
Unlike regular teeth whitening, which is sometimes called external whitening, internal bleaching whitens a tooth from the inside out. Not everybody is a candidate for internal bleaching. If you haven’t sustained a [dental injury] or have a discolored tooth, [professional teeth whitening] will likely be a better option for you.
Internal bleaching – also known as intracoronal bleaching – is a whitening method designed to restore color on a devitalized or discolored tooth. This procedure might be necessary if you have a tooth that doesn’t respond to external whitening or that has discolored due to a previous root canal treatment.
The first step in the process of bleaching a discolored tooth is to discover what’s causing the darkening. During your appointment at Dr. Patty Miami, your endodontist will take X-rays of your tooth to determine the extent of the damage and the state of your tooth’s pulp.
Typically, the internal bleaching procedure involves just two simple steps. First, your endodontist will make a tiny hole in the tooth to access its internal structures. Then, all dead or decayed material causing the discoloration will be removed, and your doctor will insert a cotton pellet soaked with a bleaching agent. This pellet stays in your tooth for two to three days.
Internal bleaching is performed under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. However, if you’d like to be even more comfortable, ask about our [sedation dentistry options]. This safe and effective alternative will help you remain totally relaxed yet completely awake while your dentist works on your tooth.
When you come back for your follow-up appointment, your endodontist will remove the bleaching agent and seal the tooth with a permanent tooth-colored composite resin. Some people may need more than one internal bleaching procedure to reach their desired shade.
Excellent dental care and outstanding customer service are not the only things that set us apart. At Dr. Patty Miami, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the mark to offer our clients an upscale, anxiety-free experience at every visit.
Discover the exclusive perks offered at Dr. Patty Miami:
Numbness reversal: Numbness can be limiting, affecting one’s speech, smile, and ability to drink after a visit. Dr. Patty’s reversal process allows clients to leave the dental boutique and carry on with their day as if nothing happened, so you don’t have to worry about canceling your engagements after your procedure.
Laser: The professionals at Dr. Patty Miami are committed to your health and wellness. That’s why we use lasers to offer a safe, anxiety-free dental experience without drills and scalpels. This innovative laser technology has several advantages, including minimal intervention and, in most cases, little-to-no anesthesia.
Sedation dentistry: Multiple options for a more comfortable and nerve-free experience.
Personal Concierge Service: We can arrange everything from RedCap or limo transportation to and from your appointment to making nearby lunch or dinner reservations for after your appointment.
Advanced Digital Surround X-Rays: Minimal exposure, more precise, and digitally stored for your convenience.
State-of-the-art technologies and facilities: Complimentary wine & Nespresso coffee bar, hot towel service, temple massage therapy, paraffin treatments, music & movie selections are just a few of the amenities you’ll find at our ultra-chic, upscale facilities.