- The filling in the root canal treated tooth will be removed to open the cavity and the internal aspects of the tooth
- Some of the root filling may need to be removed to get access to all areas of the discolouration
- A small pellet of filling may be used over the root filling to protect it
- You will be instructed in the use of Tepe brushes to remove any plaque or debris from inside the tooth
- Your teeth and the tray should be as clean as possible, any plaque or food will prevent the teeth from being bleached
- Please ensure the tray is free from any food or debris and any old gel
- Please place the gel within the tooth by pressing gently on the syringe while holding this against the back of the tooth where the hole has been left open-this can be tricky but you should feel the syringe drop into the back of the tooth. Your dentist will instruct you on how to do this in a mirror.
- Place a pea sized amount of gel in the corresponding tooth. Your dentist may mark the tray to allow for easy identification
- The mouth guard should be worn as much as you can during the period instructed by the dentist
- The process should be repeated every 2-4 hours to ensure a turnover of bleach to allow efficient change in colour
- Please try and avoid foods that are likely to stain such as wine, bolognese, curry etc.
- Your dentist will see you again within 2-4 days to monitor improvements in colour
- Once the process has been completed the dentist will re-fill the back of the tooth with a tooth coloured material to seal the area