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Surgery Process Guide to Teeth Whitening Claims

Teeth whitening is a procedure that aims to lighten the natural colour of your teeth without removing or damaging the tooth’s natural surface. 


Chair-side whitening

Chair-side whitening is a teeth whitening procedure done in the presence of a dentist or a hygienest. The active ingredient used in the whitening product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide  peroxide. When this is broken down, oxygen seeps into the teeth’s enamel and dentine, and the colour of the tooth is made lighter. 


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Compensation for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry today and involves bleaching a patient’s teeth to make their teeth colour lighter. While procedures available for teeth whitening are varied, ranging from brushing to bleaching and lasering, teeth whitening should only be performed by a dentist or dental practitioner.

Teeth whitening attempts to lighten the natural colour of the patient’s teeth without damaging the tooth’s natural surface, however when a tooth whitening goes wrong, it can lead to teeth whitening negligence claims. If your dental surgeon or clinic has made an error in procedure during a teeth whitening cosmetic procedure gone wrong then you can be awarded substantial financial compensation when you make a claim for negligent teeth whitening.

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

As people age, their teeth naturally become darker and that process is accelerated when drinking a lot of tea, coffee or red wine, eating foods and drinks with strong colourings or smoking. Consequently, more and more people want brighter, whiter teeth even as they age and teeth whitening is thus their favoured cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening products can help to lighten your teeth. Usually containing either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, when these chemicals break down, oxygen gets into the enamel or hard outer surface of the patient’s teeth and whitens them.

However when teeth whitening goes wrong, the effect on the patient can be devastating and our dental negligence solicitors have the necessary expertise to assess examples of bad teeth whitening. If you have been the victim of teeth whitening negligence, we would like to assist you in making a teeth whitening claim. Contact Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, the first legal practice in England & Wales set up for victims of cosmetic and dental surgery negligence. Speak to us today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from one of our experienced dental solicitors.

Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening can be external or internal.

If the patient has external bleaching and this is more common, 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 teeth whitening 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.

The teeth whitening dental procedure can last up to an hour but the whitening of teeth isn’t permanent and lasts from a few months to up to three years, varying by individual.

While teeth whitening dental procedures usually proceed without any distressing consequences, when teeth whitening goes wrong, the patient can really suffer. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors through its years of experience recognise when you’ve suffered negligent teeth whitening. We know exactly how to deal with teeth whitening negligence claims so to understand how to make a claim with us, see below.

Claim for Negligent Teeth Whitening with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have recovered over £2.5 million in compensation for the victims of cosmetic and dental surgery gone wrong. Speak to us today if you think that you are a victim of teeth whitening negligence, and follow these four steps to make a claim:

  1. Call our expert teeth whitening claims team on 0800 634 0285
  2. Request a call back at a time that suits both you and your schedule
  3. Tell us how your teeth whitening procedure went wrong and let our experienced legal team provide you with your options
  4. Our dedicated cosmetic dental negligence solicitors will do the rest

Has Your Teeth Whitening Gone Wrong?

We have detailed some of the most common reasons for making teeth whitening claims below, so you can further understand why your teeth whitening may have gone wrong and help you make a claim for teeth whitening negligence. 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: Teeth whitening chemicals 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 immediately. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have the expertise to identify where your teeth whitening procedure has gone wrong and the dedication to help make a successful teeth whitening negligence claim. Talk to our experienced teeth whitening dental solicitors on 0800 634 0285 to make a claim for negligent teeth whitening compensation.

Talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today

We are the leading UK cosmetic and dental surgery law firm with an unrivalled reputation for producing the best possible results for dental patients who’ve suffered teeth whitening negligence. We can help you secure financial compensation for the pain and discomfort you’ve had to endure due to negligent teeth whitening.

We can answer any questions you may have about teeth whitening procedures going wrong and will support 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 teeth whitening negligence claims team.

Dental Negligence Claims

Please find a list of quick links to a number of key topics relating to dental negligence that Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can support when making a claim for negligence. These guides should provide you with information that will help you ascertain if you’ve been victim of cosmetic surgery negligence.

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