“Dead” teeth change their optical properties. They don’t hurt but look grey. The dark shade of dead tooth is persistent, therefore the suggested treatment is internal whitening or so called bleaching.
What causes the death of a tooth?
Dark or graying teeth is a sign that tooth partially or completely dead. The main cause of the death of the tooth can be from an accident, or a tooth decay, which penetrated to the nerve of the tooth. Some patients with dark teeth remember it as a time ago they hit their tooth a little bit stronger causing the gradual death of nerve and thus the tooth loss its vitality and natural color.
A darker tooth can lead to discomfort and prevent you from smiling. How can we get your smile back?
The answer is internal whitening!
Before we can begin the process of bleaching it´s necessary to perform endodontic treatment of the tooth. This means cleaning the root canals. After the root canal treatment, we apply a whitening gel to the inside of the tooth. Tooth is then temporarily closed with a temporary filling and the next day we check the bleaching effect. If the desired result is not achieved then process is repeated. The tooth is then closed with a composite filling. The number of visits during internal bleaching depends on the intensity of the individual color of the tooth.