An infection of the dental pulp can give the tooth a darkened, discolored appearance on the outside. Regular whitening procedures cannot treat this kind of discoloration, which is why The McHenry Dentist offers internal bleaching, a method of whitening a tooth from the inside out. After a root canal is performed to remove the infected pulp, a safe sodium perborate paste is placed inside the tooth to break down stains from previous decay and give the tooth a whiter color.
As the name suggests, internal bleaching is for the inside of the tooth. Normal whitening options, such as toothpastes, rinses, and whitening gels only affect the outside of the tooth. Internal bleaching offered at The McHenry Dentist can improve your oral health and restore that bright, happy smile!
If you have a problem tooth that doesn’t match the rest of your smile, internal bleaching could be the solution for you. Call us at (815) 363-0103 today if you have any questions, and set up an appointment so that we can determine whether you are a candidate for internal bleaching.