MINOCYCLINE INDUCED DISCOLOURATION OF PERMANENT TEETH AND ITS MANAGEMENT BY WALKING BLEACH TECHNIQUE
*Dr. Somy Agarwal, Dr. Chaitra T. R., Dr. Seema Chaudhary, Dr. Naveen Manuja and Dr. Ashish Amit Sinha
Treating tooth discolouration is an important part of cosmetic dentistry. Non-vital anterior teeth discoloration can be quite concerning aesthetically and needs to be treated effectively. Dental discoloration may be extrinsic, intrinsic, or a combination of the two, depending on the cause, degree, location, and appearance. The semi-synthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic minocycline has been linked to teeth discolorations that are still developing. It is commonly used to treat a variety of common illnesses in both adults and children. Walking bleach involves the use of chemical substances like hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate which in contact with the tooth release oxidizing agents that diffuse through the enamel and dentin and oxidize the pigments responsible for discoloration. This article aims at presenting a case report on the walking bleach method performed on discoloured endodontically treated teeth associated with superior esthetic outcomes.
Keywords: Tooth discolouration, minocycline, walking bleach, hydrogen peroxide.
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