Whitening Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Teeth whitening can roll back the hands of time and leave your smile glowing and more youthful-looking. Unfortunately, many patients shy away from teeth whitening due to fears of increased sensitivity. Teeth whitening can indeed increase sensitivity, particularly in those who are already suffering from sensitive teeth. It is thought that the peroxide used in whitening treatments irritates the delicate nerves of the teeth. Patients with sensitive teeth may experience tingling or heightened temperature sensitivity after a whitening treatment.
If you have sensitive teeth, it is critical that you discuss your needs with our expert in teeth whitening in Los Angeles. We will customize a whitening plan for you that brighten your smile in the most comfortable manner possible. We may recommend using take-home kits every other day to minimize discomfort, or we may suggest taking a mild NSAID before your in-office whitening procedure. If you choose in-office whitening, we can even adjust the light for maximum benefit with minimum discomfort.
After whitening, we may recommend a fluoride treatment. This can strengthen your enamel and reduce post-whitening discomfort. Using anti-sensitivity toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush can further reduce discomfort. Sensitivity can be heightened in the first one to two days following treatment. If your sensitivity persists or worsens after this time, give us a call so that we can evaluate your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatments to improve your comfort.
If you have sensitive teeth and want a whiter smile, we can help. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.
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