Teeth Whitening Claims
Have You Suffered as a Result of Negligent Teeth Whitening Procedures?
Over the last few years, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry, as clients strive for that Hollywood smile. The process involves bleaching a patient’s teeth in order to lighten the colour. While procedures range from brushing to bleaching and lasering, teeth whitening should only be performed by a qualified dentist, or dental practitioner.
Although this may seem like a straightforward procedure, if teeth whitening isn’t carried out properly, it can cause permanent damage to the natural surface of each tooth. If you believe that your dental surgeon or clinic has made an error during your procedure, you may be eligible to make a claim for cosmetic dentistry compensation.
Teeth Whitening Procedures
Teeth whitening can be external or internal.
External bleaching is the more common procedure of the two. The dentist will make rubber mouth trays to fit the teeth, the gums are protected with a rubber shield before dental whitening gel is applied on the outer surfaces of the patient’s teeth. Laser or power bleaching may also be used for external teeth bleaching. After the gel has been placed on the patient’s teeth, a laser is used to speed up the whitening process by reacting with the product.
Internal bleaching is only for patients who have had root canal treatment which means the blood vessels and nerves inside the patient’s tooth have been replaced with a rubber filling. Internal bleaching involves putting the teeth whitening product inside the patient’s tooth. The dentist drills a hole in the tooth and puts the teeth whitener into the hole before sealing it with a temporary filling and leaving the teeth whitening solution inside the tooth. About a week later the temporary filling and teeth whitener are taken out and the hole is filled in with a tooth-coloured filling.
Has Your Teeth Whitening Gone Wrong?
Dental procedures such as teeth whitening usually proceed without any distressing consequences. However, when teeth whitening goes wrong, it can leave the patient suffering from substantial pain and ongoing difficulties. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, through its years of experience, recognise the signs of negligent teeth whitening, making us best placed to assess your case and act appropriately on your behalf.
We have detailed some of the most common signs of dental negligence relating to teeth whitening below. The primary causes of teeth whitening claims can be:
- Sensitive teeth: Due to the strength of the bleaching chemicals used in teeth whitening, there is a risk that the enamel of your teeth can become eroded. This will lead to painful sensitivity in the teeth, especially when irritated by cold, hot or sweet food and drink.
- Chemical burns: Chemicals used for teeth whitening, such as carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide and malic acid can react dangerously in the mouth, and lead to severe chemical burns.
- Bleached effect teeth: The concentrations of bleaching chemicals involved in teeth whitening are highly significant. Even slight miscalculations can lead to an over-bleached effect, indicated by extremely bright whitening.
If any of the conditions detailed above match your concerns, you should contact our dental negligence solicitors at the earliest opportunity. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have the expertise to identify where your teeth whitening procedure has gone wrong and the dedication to help make a successful dental negligence claim. Talk to our experienced teeth whitening dental solicitors on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back to make a claim for negligent teeth whitening compensation.
Talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today
We are one of the UK’s leading cosmetic and dental negligence law firms, with an unrivalled reputation for producing the best possible results for dental patients, who’ve suffered as a result of teeth whitening negligence. We can help you secure financial compensation for the pain and discomfort you’ve had to endure due to substandard care.
We can answer any questions you may have about teeth whitening procedures going wrong, whilst supporting you through what can be a difficult process. Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from one of our expert dental negligence claims team.