Gum damage or ulceration as the result teeth whitening gel ! Is this permanent damage?

ulcerationRecently i got a custom fitted teeth whitening trays from my dentist. One night i accidentally put to much of the gel in and my gum burnt like hell and turned white, however i did keep them on for two hours. I had no problems after this until a couple of days later when i ate an apple, it caused that part of my gums to bleed, and it has been bleeding every time i brush my teeth and hurting ever since! Any advise of what to put on my gums, and is this permanent damage ?? thank you!

Answer:
Bleaching gel can cause burning sensation to the gum, and in some instances cause the gum to blanch, give it a white appearance. In most cases it will go away within 2 to 7 days. rubbing the gum with a lubricant such as Vaseline will help.
If the sensation or the damage on the gums do not subside within that period, I advise you to see your dentist for further treatment. for more information on teeth bleaching and whitening click here: https://www.celebritydentist.com/teeth-whitening/
As a rule, do not put too much bleaching gel in your take home splints, and if you feel sensitivity within a minute do not continue the bleaching teeth process, stop! call your dentist.

 

Dr Anthony Mobasser 
Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry
9201 W. Sunset Blvd suite 618,Los Angeles Ca 90069
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