Torture Crazy Inhuman Pain

I got it done and it HURT LIKE **** about 5 hours...

I got it done and it HURT LIKE **** about 5 hours after the treatment. It totally did not hurt during the treatment at all, it was actually somewhat relaxing. The pain though afterward was so severe that I really think that it made me crazy - but the next day the pain was gone and I had gleeming white teeth.

I think from now on tho I will do monthly gel plate whitening for maintanance instead of going through that horrible inhuman pain again!

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I feel your pain, brothers and sisters in ZOOM! I have some Oxycontin stashed after some surgery a few years ago. I may sneak a few when the wife's not looking. Toward the end of the treatment I was beginning to think I was in a Final Destination sequel, horrible death scene.
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I am near tears because of this pain! It moves from tooth to tooth...feels like little elves are yanking the teeth with all their might to watch me suffer!...pain..pain..pain...and not just any pain..its like being pulled from the root...like someone is holding onto the nerve end of your tooth and just pulling it...it hurts so bad..and i dont know what to do...i put that gel they give you...it doesnt do a thing! And took 2 pain killers...which only made me drowsy but the pain is still there..shifting between my bottom teeth!. I wish i read this before doing thr procedure...
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My wife and I unfortunately had our teeth whitened earlier today. As we were receiving the treatment, I felt like someone had a tazer pressed to my gums. I almost screamed up to Heaven to have the angel of death take me away... so in desperation I texted my wife that was in the room next to me. She, on the other hand, felt like Mr. Clean himself was massaging her gums and told me to suck it up! Oh how the tables turned. After our 30 minute car ride home she was begging me to go back and get something to soothe her mouth. They give us some cheap film crap that was supposed to help. We have probably consumed 32000000mg of Ibuprofen today... still feels like Satan is prodding our teeth with his pitchfork. He laughs as we suffer. I think I would rather scrape my own teeth with a cheese grater to whiten them then do this again. I would never recommend this to even my worst enemy. Hitler doesn't deserve this pain! I beg of you not to do it! On the bright side everyone's post has made us laugh this off.
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I have just been reading all of the comments and nearly wet myself laughing. I had laser whitening done last Sat and can relate to all of you. Yes torture and agony definitely springs to mind. I was also lucky enough to get acid burn on my gum which is still there. My dentist told me no pain no gain.... Not sure if she meant my teeth or wallet! Anyhow my daughter calmly informed me tonight that she thought they looked whiter before and I have to agree they now have no shine. What was I thinking.... Good luck if you are game.
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So I just had laser teeth whitening done today; Can you guess how I ended up on this site? :P I've had more pleasant pain from root canals. It is not even a constant pain that you can grow numb to. Stabbing pain at the tooth's nerve enough to make you want to rip your teeth out. I was fine in the office. The most I felt during the sessions was a numbness in my gums like when you sip on something that is too hot. On the drive home my teeth started randomly torturing me. Pain meds aren't helping. ACT fluoride rinse on my teeth actually helps a little bit. I hope this pain goes away.
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Wow.  I've never heard of laser teeth whitening before.  Can you tell us a little more about that?  And also whether your pain has improved at all?
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Got mine done at noon today. It is now five and a half hours later and I am trying to resist the urge to drown myself in the bathtub. This must be karma's way of punishing my vanity. Sipping water helped initially, but only for the first hour. If I ever want my teeth whiter in te future, I'll suck it up and pay for veneers. This is just awful. The thing that really surprises me is that, like most people here, my dentist told me NOTHING about the pain until I was experiencing zingers, and didn't mention that it could last up to a day until I was on my way out of the office. Never EVER EVER do this unless you have balls of titanium. **** this!
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I had KTP laser teeth whitening done about 4 months ago. My teeth weren't really yellow, they were actually pretty good before, I just wanted a pick me up and chose what was classed as the best whitening procedure. The dentist said this wouldn't hurt much although I was mainly concerned about any sensitivity that I may experience during or after the procedure (long term sensitivity), he assured me there would be nothing, no side effects, nothing!!. So based on that I decided to go ahead with it. Before I had the procedure done I looked it up online but couldn't find any reviews about it, it’s only now 4 months after the procedure when I look up ' Ktp laser EXTREME pain' that I found reviews, funny that. So from what I understand during the procedure the dentist applies 3 coats of the whitening solution, and after each coat uses the laser light. The first, and second coat were fine but after the 3rd coat, the pain really started to kick in, it felt like acid was eating my teeth alive. I really tried to focus on something else, but this was real inescapable pain. I'd say without much exaggeration 50 times worse then tattoo pain. The dentist asked me to show him the level of pain on with my hands ranging from 1-10, its funny now but I remember my hands in open and close mode, showing that this pain was defiantly off the 1-10 finger chart. I do have a high pain threshold, and this was by far the worst pain one may ever experience in their life. Some words to describe it: agonizing, torturous, mentally inescapable, experiencing thoughts of wanting to die rather than experience the pain. I was asked if I wanted to stop, but I thought spending $1400 on something that may not turn out as well because I stopped is painful enough. Anyway shortly after it was all done, I thought AWESOME the pain would be over (I didn't care about how my teeth looked) but little did I know I would be in for hours of agony as well public humiliation. So as soon as it was over I started yelling like 'Aaaaaaaaahhhh' over and over, I felt like I was making weird twitchy faces as well, which usually accompanies 'Aaaaahh' sounds. I think the staff were suprised and scared of my yelling, I was given some oral pain relief gel and nurofen which didn't help much, the pain was sharp shooting sporadic pains. So it wasn't constant, every 5 seconds I let out an 'aaaaahhh' sound accompanied by a face that said 'HELPPPP!! I'm dying', and inbetween that little salivary 'heeee' 'heeeee' panting breathing sounds, that seemed to make the pain a tiny bit more bearable. Basically you could call it TOURETTES meltdown.......... and I had to take this home with me for a 10 minute walk on an extremely busy street, 1 hour public transport ride, another 10 minute walk, and finally a 15 minute drive home. I knew the journey ahead would be unforgiving, seemingly never ending and relentless. But I had to go on, my mission was to get home, and I didn't give a **** how white my teeth were, that kind of pain is not worth it. Sure they look great on the first and second day but after that, they look pretty average. So on my public transport ride home I was god damn lucky enough to get a seat by myself right at the back with no one facing me, I was in real tears, and had half a bottle of water with me, which saved me. First I rubbed the pain relief gel all over my teeth, "you only need a drop" they said, I almost consumed the whole thing, but that didn't help. What did seem to help was every time I felt the pain I would take a sip of my water, to help lessen the pain, it wasn't much, but it was something. There were a few people that noticed nearby including a frightened looking child. Sometimes there are some strange, druggo looking, mentally challenged people on public transport and that day I'm sure I was seen as one. Actually I was one. Just at the end of my public transport journey I had run out of water, and did not think I'd be able to survive without this (sipping therapy). The long isolated awkward style sprint to my car, felt like the most agonising/joyous moments of my life, and then it was a speeding like **** journey home. I got onto a really strong painkiller which didn't really help much, then I got some Colgate Pro Argin Sensitive toothpaste and slathered it all over my teeth, and that really seemed to help. I had the procedure done early in the morning , but at night there was still sharp pains, the next day, nothing, but 4 months after my teeth feel alot different, they are quite sensitive now to hot and cold, and even sugary foods, when before I had no sensitivity as well. And my teeth don't look amazing, just average. So because of vanity, my teeth have suffered, and to this day remain sensitive. As this was by far the worst experience of my life, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but I relise the pain could be different for other people, I would just say to the very brave people who do go ahead with it, make sure you have someone with you, that can take you home straight away, so you can just curl up in the back of the car and deal with it isolated and with your dignity intact. Also whatever painkillers your dentist recommends, a bottle of water, and I think that Colgate pro argin toothpaste really helped me most of all, the oral pain relief gel did nothing. I think each experience will be different, and good luck to those people who do go ahead with it.
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I'm sorry for your experience, but I had to chuckle because I'm high on loratab right now from my own very similar experience today. I cannot believe the intense pain I'm in, &I have had two un-medicated childbirths!!! I stumbled on this sight looking for answers as to how long this pain will last. I don't foresee it ever going away, and my teeth look absolutely no different. This treatment could be used as a CIA torture device against terrorist groups.
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Yes looking back at it now it is defiantly an experience to laugh at. I know exactly how you feel I thought I would feel the pain forever and was really upset at what I had done. I'm sure the intense pain will subside after a day, as mine did, I found that sleeping for the rest of the day and night defiantly helped, I remember that I did lose my appetite for a few days too. If your teeth look a little patchy like really white on some parts and yellow on other parts, it should even out over a few days as mine did. Although I wasn't told that, just had to figure it out for myself. The dentist didn't say anything much about aftercare or even what toothpaste to use. I'm no expert scientist but I did a little research and found out that there are little pores/ tubules on the teeth and these run directly to the nerve, so I'm guessing these holes are exposed/ opened up during teeth whitening hitting straight to the nerve causing the pain. The toothpaste I used with pro argin seals up the little ******* holes, like a plug and blocks the pain. So using that with a very soft baby like toothbrush I brushed my teeth very gently and that really really helped as the painkillers work internally only. I'm not sure if the toothpaste affects the tooth whitening effect in any way, but I didn't notice any difference. Anyway I hope that helps and hopefully your pain will subside soon!
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Dont do zoom, god it hurts so bad after you leave the dental office ,and lasts for hours and hours and hours , you can barely handle the pain its so unbearable to deal with , very sharp shooting pains ,like your getting a root cannel over and over and over again, god it hurts!!!!!
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I am such an idiot! I should've read all these reviews!! I am in so much pain!! In tears!! I wouldn't recommend it!! I asked all the staff at my dentist office thinking they would be honest and they didn't!! Only thing they ever said was "sensitivity".. Really!!! This pain is so bad that no pain killers is helping at all!! Please anyone; tell me! what can I take for this pain to go away:(((? Anyone thinking about doing zoom whitening.. DON'T do it:((
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Just got my Zoom done at 11am. I couldn't even finish the 3rd session (10 mins left). My lower jaw was shaking when the zingers hit. It's 3pm and still zinging intensly every few mins. This is a great prank to play on a friend and watch them suffer too. I would tell them it hurts a little bit when in fact it's excruciating. Took some Bayers but no relief. Watching or reading anything comical helps take the mind off the pain a bit. In bed like a baby now. Hope the pain goes away tomrw.
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Just had ktp laser treatment, cost 1400. In extreme pain ATM. The shooting pains and throbbing started during the procedure and has continued for the last 4 hours so far. My teeth are still partially stained . This was torture people, please don't do it to yourself, especially people with sensitive teeth. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy......
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Had Zoom whitening done today at noon...i feel like I want to punch my own teeth right out of my mouth! Brutal pain.... And the word IS PAIN!!! Not SENSITIVITY... I will NEVER do that again... The juice was Definately not worth the squeeze!
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I wish I had the sense to research "Zoom" before I went through with it. I was told of "discomfort and sensitivity for some days." It was wholly an unpleasant procedure. All the while I remembered being told as a girl, "suffer for beauty!" Worse is the aftermath which is excruciating: Intermittent shooting pain one experiences with root canal!

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i had laser led teeth whitening at 12.00pm today it is now 7pm and i still have xtreme pain in my teeth iv taken 4 iburpofens and 1 cocodamol, the pain is unberable hopeully it gone by tomorrow as im guessing its not going to go tonight, wouldnt recommend this to anybody.
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So sorry to hear you are experiencing pain. I would love it if you would start a review and share your story with the community.

I hope your teeth are feeling better soon!!

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I had my procedure done this morning at 10:00. I experienced little to no pain during the first two sessions....during the transition from the 2nd session to the 3rd session I experienced my first "zinger" which I was warned about. I literally came up out of the dental chair as if someone had sent an electric shock throughout my whole body. I never continued onto the 3rd session as my desired whiteness had already been reached. I have always used bleach trays at home and experience VERY LITTLE and VERY TEMPORARY sensitivity, like maybe my first sip of water afterwards tingles a little....but the pain I have experienced today is absolutely excruciating. About an hour after my procedure I experienced another zinger. And then slowly but surely my front bottom teeth starting hurting so bad I could almost shoot myself in the foot just to take the focus away from my mouth. It's now 7:00 pm, 9 hours afterwards and I am still in intense extreme pain. I have taken about 9 ibuprofen today with no relief. About an hour ago I took a hydrocodone and it is not working AT ALL! I would not recommend this to anyone. The same results can be achieved through over the counter white strips or bleaching trays from your dentist, it just takes longer. I would also like to add that my dentist took all the necessary precautions like the previous posters have mentioned: protective substance on gums, shades over my eyes, etc. Take my word for it, don't do it!!!!!!
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I had the procedure done today, at 1pm - it's now 9:34pm and I am in EXCRUCIATING pain and kicking myself that I didn't do any online research. I do think it sucks, though, that the doctor didn't say ONE thing about pain, just said there would be some 'sensitivity' - this shit is painful!!! I mean, I have a high tolerance for pain and I'm almost in tears. It's worse than a root canal I had 10 years ago. My fiance's going to go get me some orajel, and I think I'm going to take a Percocet. Omg, this is horrible.
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Oh My God. I cannot believe that some people got off scott free!! I had an almost painless 3 sessions( only a few zingers in the end), and i was still fine unto 3 hours after the procedure. But its gotten progressively worse- and now its 3am- i have work tomorrow- and there is NO way i am getting any sleep. certain reviews by ppl saying the pain lasted a week etc is REALLY scaring me!! Im in so much pain i had to come online to check if i was the only one who was in this much pain! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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My god. This pain is just ridiculous. I had it done at 11 am, it's now 10.30 pm and the zingers have gotten progressively worse. I haven't been able to eat or drink at all and can't even speak as the pain of air on my teeth is too much. Do NOT get this treatment, it is not worth it at all. I too have a high Pain threshold (heavily tattooed and 2 kids, both natural) and there is nothin quite like this pain that is shooting through my teeth right now. 2 tramadol, 2 ibuprofen and 2 co codamol and it hasn't touched it. Miserable...
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Hi everyone this is happening to me as I write had it done at 11 am & it's now 9pm taken so many tablets, nothing helping how long does this last for?

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So sorry to hear you are experiencing pain. :( Here is a review that might be helpful:

Advice for the Pain!

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WORST PAIN EVER, I think mostly because you never know when it's going to hit and how bad it will be. These zingers are awful! Got my teeth whitened this morning at 8am and the first session was great, no pain and even relaxing. But halfway through the second, I was in agony, and couldn't even do the full third session. My teeth look nice, but after 8 hours, not AS nice as right after (the white has kind of faded a bit, not a brilliant as it was). And I am still experiencing the torture of these zingers. I will never do this again, and I hope to God that this only lasts a day and that I will be able to eat ice cream or hot soup again at some point in my life!
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