Internal tooth bleaching is an endodontic service that treats the inner pulp of your tooth. Many patients want whiter teeth, but discoloration can occur on the inside of your tooth as well the outside. Internal dental stains can create further esthetic issues as they darken over time. If you are wondering what may cause stains on the inside of the tooth structure (known as intrinsic stains), here are a few possibilities:

  • An abnormally high ingestion of fluoride or the antibiotic tetracycline when teeth are forming (from birth to age 16)
  • Damage to the nerve of the tooth, from a facial trauma or dental injury
  • Regular, age-related discoloration

Internal tooth bleaching in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is a customized service that Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama can be use, depending on the cause of your intrinsic staining. A previously unsuccessful root canal can cause discoloration, or your tooth may be discolored because you need a root canal. Depending on your situation, our dentists can place a bleaching agent inside the tooth, or custom whitening options are also available. Please contact our team by calling 847-884-0120, and you can enjoy long-lasting results from Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals. We look forward to seeing you soon.