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The efficacy of “walking” bleach technique in endodontically treated teeth: Case report

Author(s): Savić-Stanković Tatjana | Popović Milica | Karadžić Branislav

Journal: Stomatološki Glasnik Srbije
ISSN 0039-1743

Volume: 58;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: teeth whitening | non-vital teeth | “walking” bleach technique

Introduction. Discolored teeth in the anterior region can cause considerable cosmetic impairment. One of the techniques commonly used for bleaching endodontically treated teeth is “walking” bleach technique, which in many cases provides satisfying results. The aim of this study was to evaluate bleaching efficacy of “walking” bleach technique in an endodontically treated tooth. Case Report. A 22-year-old patient showed up to the clinic because of discoloration of the maxillary right central incisor. The mixture of sodium perborate and 30% hydrogen peroxide was applied and changed weekly. The total duration of therapy was 28 days. At the end of therapy, the tooth achieved 3 shades lighter color. Conclusion. The mixture of sodium perborate and 30% hydrogen peroxide can successfully bleach discolored endodontically treated teeth.

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