Tag: Whitening

Internal bleaching for root canal treated tooth!

Internal bleaching for root canal treated tooth!

We all know a thing or two about teeth whitening/ bleaching treatment, but have you ever heard about internal bleaching before? Internal bleaching is usually done on a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment but discoloured ( yellowish or greyish hue) . Specific bleaching…

Whitening for the Groom – Dr. Shanaz

Whitening for the Groom – Dr. Shanaz

Jay was going to get married in 3 weeks time. And as any groom, he’d like to look the best he can for his big day. Whiter teeth was on his mind as he thought his tooth has gotten yellower over the years because of…

Restoring Ms A’s confident smile -Dr. Damalis

Restoring Ms A’s confident smile -Dr. Damalis

Ms A, a young teenager came to our clinic accompanied by her mother. She broke one of her front tooth due to a fall when she was about 6 years old. Subsequently, a large tooth coloured filling was placed to fix the fractured portion of the tooth.

However, the filling dislodged when she woke up this morning!

The broken tooth looked darker compared to the adjacent teeth

Upon examination, discolouration of the tooth was seen indicating that the tooth might be dead. Tests and x-ray were done to confirm the diagnosis and yes, the tooth was indeed dead, most likely due to the trauma to the tooth when Ms A fell several years ago.

Periapical lesion (an inflammatory process affecting soft and hard tissues surrounding the tooth) was seen around the tip of the root

A periapical lesion was seen around the tip of the root of the tooth due to bacterial infection. Root canal treatment was initiated to remove the infected, dead tissues within the canals.

Following that, a composite veneer (instead of a crown) was done to rebuild the tooth back to its original shape. Placing a crown during a growing phrase, will mean the margins, instead of sitting at the gum, will move up as the tooth continues to erupt and the aesthetics will be compromised after just a short period of time. It is for this reason, crowns and implants should not be done until teeth maturity, generally at about 17 or 18 years of age.

Composite veneer done to rebuild the broken tooth structure

Ms A can now smile widely again and both she and her mother were very happy with the outcome of the treatment!

Do you have a broken tooth from a fall? Do come in for a check up with us today.

Give us a call at 03-9520 1595 or WhatsApp us at 011-5880 2375 for an appointment! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dr Damalis (damalis@drfauziah.com)

Single tooth whitening: Dr Nik

Single tooth whitening: Dr Nik

Single internal tooth whitening or bleaching is a whitening procedure that is performed on a dark coloured teeth that had been through root canal treatment. Patients that had their tooth root treated will realized that after some period of time, their tooth will start to…

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT – DR. DINI

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT – DR. DINI

It has been a while since I last wrote. Life and work has been pretty hectic for me. I bet, it’s the same for you all too. We’re slowly easing back to normalcy, the pre-pandemic life and definitely there will be a change of routine…