A root canal can fix a damaged tooth, but it can't fix the discoloration that results. Internal bleaching, also called intracoronal bleaching, can restore the whiteness of your tooth after a root canal. We can restore your tooth's color back to its natural color using oxidizing agents, much like you use oxidized products to remove stains from clothing.
Through our methods, you can see your discolored tooth restored so that it matches the rest of your teeth. We do this using sodium perborate and hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate and saline. After our internal bleaching treatment, you can be proud to show off your smile once again!
Internal bleaching removes the discoloration from a tooth that has undergone a root canal and restores it to a more natural, whiter color, thereby restoring your smile!
Internal bleaching removes the discoloration that can come before or just after a root canal.
Removing the discoloration gives your tooth a more natural look, making it look as alive as your other teeth.
Internal bleaching can make your tooth match those around it, making it less noticeable.
Internal bleaching makes your tooth look as natural as the others, so you can be proud to show off your smile!
Regular whitening only affects the external surface of the tooth. Internal bleaching goes deep into the tooth by placing whitening chemicals in the tooth. Because the chemicals are harsher, internal bleaching can only be done on teeth that have had root canals.
Internal bleaching uses chemical crystals placed inside a tooth that has had a root canal. These chemicals whiten the tooth from the inside out, following the path of the discoloration itself.
If your tooth is discolored before or after a root canal, you may need internal bleaching to restore the tooth to a more natural color after the root canal.
Because the tooth has had a root canal, it no longer has nerves, so internal bleaching will not hurt your tooth. The bleach is inserted in a small hole in the back of the tooth, which is temporarily filled in until you achieve the color you want on the tooth. You will be able to eat and drink normally with internal bleaching.
We will evaluate you for internal bleaching, but if the tooth has already had a root canal, there's a chance you'll be an excellent candidate for internal bleaching! If not, we can perform a root canal, as well!
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"Dr. Katherine was amazing. She explained everything and was very kind and gentle, as gentle as one can be with a root canal. I certainly wouldn’t hope for an opportunity to revisit, but if it comes I know I’ll be in good hands. Thank you."
"It was completely painfree - to the point where I almost fell asleep. What must have been a routine procedure for Dr. Behrents has been a life changer for me, and they took my insurance no problem. I'm forever grateful and so appreciative of the work they did!"
"What an amazing place - what an amazing doctor. Thank you so much for an enjoyable visit! Dr. Townsend and team, thank you so much for all you do. while I hope I don’t have to come see you again soon, if I do - I know you’ll take amazing care of me."
"Katherine is very patient, positive, and very responsive. She was able to get me in first thing Monday morning after an incident happened to me. Would recommend everyone to book an appointment with her. Trust me! Get your root canal done by her. Katherine is SO sweet and will definitely help you feel tremendously better."
"Honestly the best dental experience I’ve ever had. I was in and out for a root canal in under an hour and didn’t feel a thing. Pretty sure I fell asleep during the procedure."
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