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Are there any risks or side effects associated with cosmetic dentistry?


Written by Charan

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Like any medical or dental procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with cosmetic dentistry. However, most cosmetic dental procedures are considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced dentist.

Some potential risks and side effects of cosmetic dentistry procedures may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity: Teeth whitening and certain other procedures may cause temporary tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold temperatures. This sensitivity usually subsides within a few days or weeks after the procedure.
  • Gum irritation: In some cases, cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding or dental veneers may cause temporary gum irritation. This can usually be managed with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.
  • Uneven color or shape: In rare cases, cosmetic procedures may result in uneven color or shape of the teeth. This can often be corrected by the dentist through adjustments or refinements.

It is important to discuss any concerns or potential risks with your cosmetic dentist before undergoing any cosmetic dental procedure.