Dental whitening consists of a treatment that is within the dental speciality of aesthetics. Through this, an improvement of the colour of the smile is achieved in a simple and safe way. The procedure achieves a reduction of the tone of the teeth, this way you get to get whiter and more natural teeth.
The lazer tooth whitening is based on the application of hydrogen peroxide in the vestibular surface of the tooth. The peroxide releases oxygen atoms. This oxygen released is filtered through the tooth enamel and reaches the dentin, in this way they break down the pigment molecules. Therefore, tooth whitening is a technique based on a chemical oxide-reduction process. The laser activates the gel so that it increases the oxidation process in the hydrogen peroxide.
Before carrying out any procedure, a good clinical history of the patient must be made. Analyzing the oral cavity and correcting all possible pathologies, as well as performing dental hygiene to remove the plaque and act on a sanitized mouth. Once the mouth is healthy, laser whitening is carried out.
LA tooth whitening Herts is performed by a specialist in the dental clinic. It starts with an initial colour shot along with photographs of the chosen shade so that you can visualize the colour that you had at the beginning of the treatment. Then the lips and cheeks are isolated by separators.
Then, the gums are protected thanks to a photopolymerizable gel. The bleaching gel is placed on the vestibular surfaces of the teeth. The laser is applied for 15 minutes to activate the gel. Finally, all the remains of the bleaching gel are washed and the tissues are rehydrated.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR LASER TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening is usually indicated in cases of non-conformity of tooth colour. In this way, the colour is improved, reducing the tone of the dental white. This dental treatment is indicated when the mouth is healthy, that is when there is no type of oral pathology.
The main indications of teeth whitening are:
In conformity with the current colour of the teeth.
The tooth is obscured by the passage of time and years. It ages and becomes more yellow.
Light stains: light grey, light brown and dark yellow.
Pulpal calcifications or teeth endodontically incorrectly. Dental devitalization.
Dental fluorosis . For spots due to excess fluoride
WHAT SIDE CAN EFFECTS LASER TEETH WHITENING HAVE?
Tooth whitening is a treatment that despite being conservative and generally giving satisfactory results, presents a series of risks which must be taken into account at the time of whitening.
Longevity and associated factors. The success of bleaching in both vital and non-vital teeth is unpredictable. It depends on the patient’s habits.
Hipers sensibilia post-operators dental. It can be related to the passage of hydrogen peroxide through enamel and dentin, which produces a slight pulpal irritation. For this reason, whitening is contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled dental hypersensitivity.
Sensitivity in soft tissues. It is related to the patient’s response to the concentration of peroxide solution. To reduce irritation, it is suggested to reduce the exposure time to the bleaching agent. If the problem persists, the treatment should be suspended for one or two days while improving the gingival condition.
Irritation. If the bleaching product is ingested it can produce gastric and throat irritation.