How KöR Whitening Combats Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity occurs during the oxygenation process, where the whitening cleans the tooth as well as displaces the dentinal tubules so that the tubular fluid is able to flow properly. This allows the whitening chemicals an osmotic gradient in the fluid flow that runs out towards the pulp which can cause varying levels of sensitivity.
KöR Whitening gels come with a Kor Desensitizer that reduces sensitivity and prevents further sensitivity before it has a chance to cause discomfort. The desensitizing method blocks the orifices of dentinal tubules that contain the cytoplasmic extensions of odontoblasts that once formed the dentin and maintain it. By protecting the dentinal layer between the enamel and the pulp layer where the blood vessels and nerves are, we can prevent any pain or discomfort caused by sensitivity.
Rather than simply treating the sensitivity, our blocking of the dentinal tubules mechanically stops the fluid within from moving and in so doing, actually prevents the sensitivity from occurring. When the natural smear plugs are moved, this can increase tooth sensitivity by 32 times! The difference is definitely noticeable.
By plugging the orifices of the dentinal tubules, KoR desensitizers remove the space for pulpal inflammation and sensitivity. The whitening chemicals simply won’t travel through to the pulp. This is one of the primary reasons why KoR is the most advanced method of teeth whitening in the world.
KoR Whitening in Keller TX
Dr. Pickett at Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX has been expertly trained in teeth whitening using the KoR Whitening system. If you’re interested in using the most advanced whitening system available, call (817) 431-5514 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tyson Pickett, DDS FAGD.