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Attin, T (2009). Problems in bleaching of endodontically treated teeth. In: Hülsmann, M; Schäfer, E. Problems in endodontics. Berlin, 515-530. ISBN 978-1-85097-186-3.

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Background Discolored anterior teeth can have a very negative effect on a patient’s appearance. Bleaching represents an alternative to invasive treatment such as crowning and the use of veneers1 for correcting discoloration, while at the same time preserving the hard tissue of the tooth. Endodontically treated, discolored teeth are generally bleached internally using the walking bleach technique, in which the bleaching agent (recommended agent: a mixture of sodium perborate/water) is left in the pulp chamber for about 3 or 4 days.2 Consequently, the problems outlined below involved in the bleaching of endodontically treated teeth relate exclusively to the walking bleach technique.



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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 14:33
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 04:09
Publisher:Quintessence Publishing
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