Turn Your Tooth White Again with Internal Bleaching

Your teeth will thank you.

Nobody wants a dull smile, and if you are noticing tooth discoloration, you are probably wondering if there is anything you can do about it. Tooth discoloration can occur for multiple reasons, and it can affect both the outer and inner layers of your teeth.


If discoloration occurs on your inner tooth structures, normal whitening methods won’t help. Instead, you need internal bleaching. Fortunately, Charlotte Root Canal Center provides this procedure to our patients living in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.

Tooth discoloration after a root canal

The two types of tooth discoloration are extrinsic, which occurs on the tooth’s outer layer, and intrinsic, which is discoloration of the inner layers.


Intrinsic stains can occur from certain medications or tooth trauma, but one of the most common causes is a root canal.


Although root canal procedures can save a damaged tooth, if done improperly they can cause bacteria or blood to enter your pulp chamber during the treatment. This results in discoloration over time.


If your root canal treatment is causing your tooth discoloration, internal bleaching from our dentist Ramesh K. Sunar, DMD, may be just what you need.

Internal bleaching goes beyond the surface

Beneath your tooth’s enamel is the dentin the inner structure of your tooth. If your enamel experiences discoloration, teeth whitening can usually treat it. Your dentin, on the other hand, remains discolored.


Unlike normal whitening treatments, which only targets surface stains, internal bleaching goes beyond your tooth’s surface and addresses discoloration on the inside.

Minor surgery with major results

Internal bleaching is a minor surgical procedure when internal decay has caused discoloration. Before your procedure, Dr. Sunar numbs your surrounding gum tissue and uses a rubber dam to isolate your tooth. He then opens up the back of your tooth by making a small hole. The dam prevents bacteria from entering your tooth.


After Dr. Sunar opens your tooth, he withdraws the material causing your discoloration. Once he removes it all, he places a bleaching agent in your tooth, directly in the pulp chamber. It’s normal to experience some minimal tooth sensitivity due to the bleaching agents, but these symptoms resolve on their own shortly.


The bleaching agents stay in your tooth for about two to three days. Afterward, Dr. Sunar removes them during your follow-up appointment.

You deserve a healthy smile, and nothing should stand in the way of reaching that goal. To turn your tooth white again, schedule your internal bleaching procedure at Charlotte Root Canal Center by phone or with our online booking tool.

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