Had my procedure done at 1030 was out by 1230.My dentist explained to me that there would be pain from whitening and that I may not get the results I was expecting.
He had temporarily filled my 2 front teeth 13 years ago. I now need to get permanent crowns because they have cracked. I figured I want to get a whiter shade and be proud of my smile so I figured the pain will be worth it. As I was getting the whitening done the 1st round was fine, the second had some zingers the third had many, but really it was bearable. I seriously thought this is not that bad, maybe I will be one of the lucky ones. lol. Immediately after he stopped the 3rd round I felt non stop intolerable pain. My dentist told me to take to advils but I asked for vicodins cause I knew that would not be enough. He tried to give me direction on what not to eat and how to maintain my smile but I just wanted to get out of there and fill my script.
Its now 10 pm and I have taken my script without relief, I wonder what I would feel like without it. The zingers can last up to 30 seconds and I get them several times a minute. I was able to eat and actually felt some relief with the warm potatoes. I have brushed several times gently with sensitive tooth paste which also gives me a few minutes of relief, I have also put my trays with the relief gel on. I have had 3 kids and maybe I forgot that pain because I really can't take this pain. I wanna pull my teeth out. I also feel anxiety, I want to grind my teeth but I know that will hurt. My gums are a little sensitive like when you floss to hard, but I know my dentist did a good job covering my lips and gums. Maybe the anxiety has something to do with the fact that I have not smoked all day, but I am wearing a patch and I am not craving a cigarette at all though. Hopefully this will keep me from smoking.
I read all these posts prior to my procedure and I still chose to have it done. Even if my relative would have warned me I think I would still have done it. Vanity has its price. I have not smiled for a picture since my 2 front teeth started chipping and my smile developed a yellow shade. I see a slight difference in the shade of my teeth. I have the fill in the front which did not whiten as an example of what color my teeth were before. I was really hoping for a big difference, I am disappointed and I dont think I will ever put myself through this again. I will use the crest strips from now on, they have great reviews. I really going to try and maintain this shade, I would hate for my new crowns to stand out. I would definitely warm others of the pain. I am not sure if it was worth it yet, maybe next week when I am no longer ashamed to smile I will see it differently.
My pictures were taken with my camera phone, not sure if u can actually see the difference, but really I cant see too much either. My husband says he can and also says to suck up the pain it was my choice and I went in with eyes wide open. (think I will take my pain out on him)
So my dentist is great, explained everything to me, did a good job protecting my gums and lips, but this pain is really bad.