I hope someone will be available to answer my questions regard PAIN FROM INTERNAL BLEACHING. This is for a front tooth which had a root canal nearly 8 years ago and has discolored. My dentist recommended internal bleaching to have it match my other teeth and I agreed. I questioned if there would be pain and my dentist told me no, there should not be any pain because it is a dead tooth and therefore has no nerves.
The bleaching took place less than 8 hours ago and the procedure did not hurt.
I have not exposed the treated to any extreme heat or cold.
I have not attempted to eat or bite anything tough that may agitate the site of bleaching.
On a pain scale of 1(no paid) to 10(worst ever), this is an ongoing 4.
About 6 hours ago there was an EXTREME (Maybe 7?) burst of pain at the effected area that lasted a few seconds and has subsided to a level 4 and has not changed since.
I'm concerned about brushing my teeth tonight because of the pain and it is a Saturday night; so I do not suppose my dentist will be available until Monday.