That statement is very, very wrong. In fact, internal bleaching was taught to us by the head of our Endo Dept and is done by almost all Endos. With that said, going to a GP would be fine. It's not the most difficult thing and doesn't have much risk besides unpredictable results (they will be hard to predict regardless of who does the procedure.) I would go to a GP because frankly they probably will charge less.12YearOldKid said:GP has a LOT more experience with esthetics. I would be surprised if you could even find an endo who does any kind of bleaching.
DrTacoElf said:What substance would be used for internal bleaching (Carbamide peroxide) beacuse aren't canals usually irrigated with common bleach (NaOCl)?
Will this remove the discoloration that gray gutta percha left behind? How effective is it? Are there contraindications?DcS said:Sodium perborate is used, the canal fill is removed 2mm apical to the CEJ, sodium perborate is placed and sealed with IRM. Leave in 5-7 days, repeat as necessary. Usually overbleached because will darken a little. It is also known as "walking bleach".
It should remove the discoloration from gutta percha, yes. Its effectiveness is variable, it is very unpredictable. You have to over bleach because it tends to darken a little bit. Certain stains are easier to get out than others. Staining due to pulpal necrosis responds well to non-vital bleaching, whereas something like tetracycline might not respond as well. Either way, there is a good chance in time for the need for retreatment.SPBest said:Will this remove the discoloration that gray gutta percha left behind? How effective is it? Are there contraindications?
JesseBrad3 said:if you overbleach too much, is there anyway to counteract that (even after its darkened all it will darken)? May seem like a dumb question, but I wasn't sure if there was an alternative besides bleaching the rest of the teeth to match the brighter shade of one tooth.