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What is internal bleaching?

Internal Bleaching | Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalPainless Teeth-Whitening

Internal bleaching is a painless method of whitening that is typically used on a front tooth that has become discolored, usually following root canal treatment or trauma.  To improve the color of the tooth, Dr. Essenmacher places a bleaching agent inside the tooth and then covers it with a temporary filling. The gel is left in the tooth for a few days, and then the shade is checked to see if the tooth has returned to the proper shade. If so, the temporary filling and bleaching agent are removed and replaced with a permanent filling. If either the patient or the Doctor isn't happy with the shade, another round of bleaching would be completed. To see examples of internal bleaching, check out our Smile Gallery!  If you have a discolored tooth that you are interested in having evaluated for internal bleaching, give our office a call.  We would be happy to see you for a complimentary consultation.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

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Dr. Essenmacher