Over time, the whiteness of the teeth will naturally fade but the process can be quicker among those who favour copious amounts of tea and coffee, red wine or those who smoke. The stains from foods and smoking can be removed with regular teeth cleaning but often the teeth will remain discoloured. To reverse these effects, many opt for a teeth whitening procedure which restores the whiteness of the teeth.
Many shades of white can be chosen from before the procedure so some may choose to go for a natural shade of white whereas others may go for whiter than white shades. The procedure is usually best performed by a qualified dental practitioner but many cosmetic surgeons and medical professionals can complete the teeth whitening treatment. Your dental professional will be able to advise you on whether your teeth are suitable for the treatment and which shade to go for. Although it is rare, there is still the potential for something to go wrong during the procedure, particularly if your treatment is not supervised by a practising dental professional.
What could lead to a teeth whitening injury?
Some side-effects are to be expected with any cosmetic procedure so ensure that you are informed of these before undergoing the treatment. You should always get the advice of your dentist before treatment to ensure that you will be in the hands of a professional. Some temporary side-effects include soreness around the teeth and gums, whitening of the gums and tooth sensitivity but these should wear off if the procedure is completed correctly. If you feel that your teeth are whiter than you requested or are causing you discomfort after the procedure you may have been the victim of negligence. Where there is evidence that someone else was at fault for a botched procedure or a treatment which has caused you a teeth whitening injury, Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
How to make a compensation claim
Claims for medical or clinical negligence can be conducted with Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm that has been helping victims of accidents and injuries that were the fault of someone else for almost 14 years, so you are in safe hands. Our team of experts are available to speak to over our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or you can begin your claim by taking our online 30-second test. This will help you determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown