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Can You Whiten Your Teeth from the Inside Out?

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Zac Bird
An elderly woman receiving a teeth whitening treatment after a root canal.
Following a root canal, you may notice that the tooth you had it done to is darker than the rest of your teeth.

This is often due to the death of the dentin within the tooth, but it could also be due to whatever filling material was used after the root canal.

What options do you have to make that tooth as bright as the surrounding teeth? The only real option is whitening that tooth from the inside out!

How to Whiten a Darker Tooth Following a Root Canal

There is only one way to be able to whiten a tooth after a root canal, and that involves putting sodium perborate between your filling and the enamel on the outside of the tooth.

This chemical, when mixed with a little hydrogen peroxide, slowly bleaches the inside of the enamel, including the dead dentin, to help the tooth look brighter from the inside. That will allow the tooth to match the surrounding teeth after a bit of time.

To get that chemical into your tooth, a tiny hole is placed into the back of your tooth and the chemicals are inserted. The hole is then temporarily closed for a few days, and then the procedure is repeated a few days later.

This continues until you have reached the color you were going for, then the hole is sealed up permanently and you can go about your life.

If you have a tooth that does not quite match the rest of your teeth following a root canal, talk with your dentist about getting it lightened. It can be an easy process and it doesn't take a bunch of time out of your day. Contact our office today about getting your teeth to all look bright, white, and healthy.









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