Dt. Tuğçe Serdaroğlu made statements about discoloration of one tooth and treatment methods. Serdaroğlu stated that blows and wrong root canals are the biggest causes of discoloration of a single tooth, and stated that various infections can occur due to bacterial sources or trauma factors in the teeth, and said teeth, deterioration of the aesthetic appearance can be observed. “
“Dental tissue with advanced infection must be protected”
Underlining that to protect the health of the tissues in the teeth where the infection has progressed, it may be necessary to remove the vein and nerve pack from the teeth. Serdaroğlu stated that root canal applications may be necessary to restore health in this case. Emphasizing that some teeth may experience discoloration issues during the process after root canal treatments, Dt. Tuğçe Serdaroğlu said: “These discolorations observed on the inside of the teeth for various reasons are not an obstacle to maintaining oral and dental health. However, it may be necessary to whiten some teeth to restore an aesthetically pleasing smile.
“The patient must tell his/her story extensively”
It states that for patients who come to the dentist with a single tooth discoloration, Dt. Tuğçe Serdaroğlu said: “In fact, even breaking hard things that are constantly done with the front teeth can be a history of trauma. For this reason, every detail about that tooth should be handed over to the dentist by the patient. Because, when the doctor examines the discolored tooth, he may come across small fractures and cracks in the tooth.
Expressing that on the x-ray of the discolored tooth an infection can be observed at the root tip due to the loss of vitality of the tooth, Dt. Tugce Serdaroglu said:
“In the second case, the doctor can tell the patient that there is an old root canal that needs to be repeated. If the tooth has not undergone root canal treatment, it is confirmed whether the tooth is alive or not. Dry ice on the tooth is used to check whether it perceives the cold or not. When cold is applied to a tooth that has lost its vitality, the patient feels nothing.
“First, the root area becomes healthy again”
Pointing out that the root canal treatment of the tooth is performed first in the treatment or if it is due to the old inappropriate root canal treatment, the old root canal treatment is renewed and the root area of the tooth becomes healthy again. Tuğçe Serdaroğlu said: “Next, the whitening is applied to the crown part of the tooth that is visible in the mouth. Whitening agents are not applied to the outer part of the tooth, but to the inner part of the tooth on the way to the canal. Depending on the degree of tooth discoloration, several sessions can be applied. Between sessions, the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. After achieving sufficient whiteness comparable to that of other teeth, the bleaching agent is neutralized with another drug and the tooth is closed with permanent aesthetic filling material. Usually some tooth discolorations; Because it is not due to external factors as with general tooth discoloration, it will not return to its old dark color when the factor is removed with proper root canal treatment.