Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Teeth whitening procedure doesn’t hurt. However, it may result in your teeth to be more sensitive than usual. During the procedure, you won’t feel any pain. At Reflections Dental clinic, we apply a treatment before bleaching to lessen tooth sensitivity.

The pain you may feel after the procedure is caused by some irritation to your gums and teeth from the teeth whitening Peoria solution. This can’t be avoided as bleaching solution may sometimes spread to your gums. However, any irritation may resolve after the procedure is done.

Is Anesthesia Needed During a Teeth Whitening Procedure?

This type of dental procedure doesn’t necessarily need anesthesia. When you opt for a laser teeth whitening, you won’t need anesthesia as lasers will only send off intense light to your teeth.

Lasers are usually used to speed up the effects of bleaching solution. And the light produced won’t cause any pain. But, as mentioned earlier, the tooth sensitivity may be the result of the bleaching solution.

However, the side effect and pain is usually mild and won’t last long.

Are There Risks Involved in Teeth Whitening?

Generally, teeth whitening Peoria is a safe procedure. And it won’t likely to cause adverse side effects or complications.

Then again, it may pose risks to some people. But the problems that you may experience after the procedure are mild and short lasting.

You may also notice that your teeth tend to become more sensitive after a procedure. This is quite normal. To avoid it, you should avoid drinking or eating hot and cold foods for a few days.

Again, the teeth whitening procedure is harmless. However, we discourage pregnant women to undergo this type of dental procedure.

Although there are no reports yet about the risks of this procedure to this group of people, the bleaching agents used haven’t been well-studied in women who are pregnant.

For that reason, it’s not known whether or not it could harm the unborn child.

Does Teeth Whitening Procedure Have a Recovery Period?

In most cases, there’s no recovery period. It also doesn’t need anesthesia. But the only thing that you shouldn’t do is to avoid eating cold/hot foods and drinking cold/hot beverages. As mentioned earlier, you should avoid them for a few days or a week to avoid experiencing tooth sensitivity.
After teeth whitening procedure, you can resume your normal daily activities.

Does Whitening Teeth Procedure Have an Effect on Fillings, Crowns and other Dental Works?

Unfortunately, composites or ceramic tooth restorations won’t lighten up through bleaching solution.

That said, they’ll remain the same before and after your teeth whitening procedure.

For that reason, you’ll need to consider the effect on your natural teeth and your restorations when you undergo teeth whitening. At Reflections Dental, we can offer different options for this situation.

Visit our clinic today to know more about them.

After teeth whitening, you need to make sure that you avoid eating/drinking colorful beverages and foods. You should also regularly see your dentist and undergo professional dental cleanings.

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