Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Bleaching of Non-Vital Tooth
Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany1*, Osama Ahmed Albadawi2, Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed Anbari2, Raed Yousef Mohammed Althobaiti2, Ibrahim Ali Almizhir3, Abdulmohsen Mohammed Alqahtani3, Elaf Abdullah Alzahrani4, Zaid Naif Alharthi4, Mohammed Yassir Fakiha4, Omar Mohammad Albluwy5, Muhannad Abdulhadi Mubark Alharbi5 and Areej Ayidh Dirham6
1Cairo University, Egypt
2Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
3Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
4Ibn Sina National College, Saudi Arabia
5Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
6King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany, Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 22, 2020


Introduction: Discoloration of teeth have various cause, vary in their appearance and severity, and have different adhesive ability to the tooth structure. Discoloration can be classified as intrinsic and extrinsic based on the etiology of discoloration. Extrinsic discoloration can be removed by use external agents like abrasives and polishing pastes. For the removal of intrinsic discoloration, bleaching agents are used, the concentration and type of bleaching agents depend on the amount of discoloration. Most commonly used bleaching agents are Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Perborate, and Carbamide Peroxide. 

Aim of the Work: This review explains the various etiologies of discoloration, property of the bleaching agent and management of discoloration seen in endodontically treated teeth.

Methodology: This review is a comprehensive research of PUBMED from the year 1864 to 2009.

Conclusion: Bleaching can be used as a conservative alternative to manage discolored teeth which are endodontically treated. A good diagnosis which explains the main etiology of discoloration followed by the most suitable selection of bleaching agents, a good placement technique and a thorough knowledge of the risks imposed by bleaching to the soft and hard tissues and proper management of such complications determine a favorable prognosis of bleaching in the short term and in the long term.

Keywords: Non-Vital Bleaching; Hydrogen Peroxide; Walking Bleach; Thermocatalytic Bleaching


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Citation: Mohamed Hany Ahmad Abd Elghany., et al. “Bleaching of Non-Vital Tooth" EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-06.

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