As a result of using higher concentrated peroxide gels for a longer time, patients can suffer from chemical burns as well. These burns can be found on the gums and the mucous membranes. However, if you choose a professional like Charleston dentist Dr. Greenberg, custom made whitening trays will be handed with safe and accurate instructions on the whitening procedure which takes care of the chemical burns issue.
As with many other dental procedures, teeth whitening can cause teeth sensitivity too. However, this issue is expected to fade away within a few days of the procedure. If a patient's teeth become sensitive during a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Greenberg normally reduces nerve irritation by performing the procedure for a shorter time. Sometimes, even desensitizing gel will be applied to relieve the discomfort.
Some of the less serious side effects arising from teeth whitening include headaches, sore throats and tissues inside the mouth becoming itchy. It is important to note that people very rarely fall prey to any type of allergic reaction to the whitening chemical. As an experienced Charleston dentist who has been performing teeth whitening for many years, he has seen a majority of people get side effects which are very minor and extremely tolerable. In fact, most of those side effects disappear within a few days. The only piece of advice that patients receive is to be away from consuming hot or cold drinks and food for 48 hours after the procedure.