If you have had or are in need of a root canal treatment, root canal retreatment, apicoectomy, or other endodontic service, you may have internal dental stains. It is common practice to bleach tooth surfaces, but did you know of the possibility to bleach inside of your teeth?

Although these stains are internal, they can cause esthetic issues for years to come. These intrinsic stains can be caused by the following factors:

  • An excessive or high ingestion of fluoride from birth up to age 16, or while teeth are forming
  • Damaged tooth nerve because of a traumatic injury or facial trauma
  • Discoloration of internal structures through aging
  • The use of the antibiotic Tetracycline while teeth are forming

Our endodontist, Dr. James Wolcott, can provide internal bleaching in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a variety of accommodating processes. Your treatment is often determined by whether a patient’s tooth is stained internally because of a prior root canal or because it is in need of one. If internal bleaching is recommended as a safe and suitable treatment, we can place a bleaching agent inside the tooth prior to applying a filling. Custom whitening trays and other options are also available. We invite you to call Endodontics of New Mexico at 505-819-5690 to learn more about the enduring results of internal bleaching.