The process of teeth whitening is known as zoom in dental terminology. On its outset, it is important to understand that all patients do not experience pain after the teeth whitening procedure. But some patients do complain about pain after undergoing the Zoom procedure. They say that they felt the pain for the first twenty-four hours and then everything went back to normal.

There are some dentists who prefer to give medicines for pain relief to their patients just before the start of the treatment so that they have a better experience. It is also important for them to not to let air enter your teeth as that increases the sensitivity of your teeth.

If you have undergone a bleaching treatment for your teeth, the possibility of intermittent pain that appears and then remains for a few seconds is possible. It is also possible to feel a continuous and dull aching. But then again, all these pains are known to subside after the first day.

Usually, a dentist in Cary will recommend you to immediately take Advil before and then 4 to 6 hours afterwards. The medicine can be again repeated for 24 hours.

It may also happen that your teeth are too sensitive and so for that, typically, your dentist may then dispense some medications that your teeth can be desensitized before the bleaching procedure begins. Alternatively, it may be required to reduce the bleaching concentration so that you face less discomfort.

A dentist should select a patient cautiously. People who suffer from sensitive teeth or teeth recession should avoid undergoing the Zoom treatment. The dentist should have a talk with the patient and individually review this and also help them to realize that kind of outputs they can expect.


Our practice & COVID-19 information

To Our Most Valued Patients:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, we must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, the NC Dental Board and the American Dental Association. 
If you have an appointment at Howarth Family Dental Center for non-emergency dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or fillings), the appointment has been canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only.
This decision was not easy, but necessary. The health and well-being of our patients and team members are our primary focus. We will continue to be available for urgent and emergency care.    
If you should have a true dental emergency, you can contact a member of our team by calling our office at 919-866-3200. Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond. We will also send updates via text and email as needed during the situation at hand.
We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our team members, and the entire community. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during these trying times and we wish you all the best of health.
In Good Health,
Dr. Gregg Howarth & Staff

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