Gum damage or ulceration as the result teeth whitening gel ! Is this permanent damage?

ulcerationRecently I got a custom-fitted teeth whitening tray from my dentist. One night I accidentally put too much of the gel in, and my gum burnt like hell and turned white. However, I did keep them on for two hours. I had no problems after this until a couple of days later when I ate an apple, it caused that part of my gums to bleed, and it has been bleeding every time I brush my teeth and hurting ever since! Any advice on what to put on my gums, and is this permanent damage ?? thank you!

The bleaching gel can cause a burning sensation to the gum and, in some instances, cause the gum to blanch, giving it a white appearance. In most cases, it will go away within 2 to 7 days. Rubbing the gum with a lubricant such as Vaseline will help.
If the sensation or the damage on the gums does not subside within that period, I advise you to see your dentist for further treatment. For more information on teeth bleaching and whitening, click here:
As a rule, do not put too much bleaching gel in your take-home splints, and if you feel sensitivity within a minute, do not continue the bleaching teeth process; stop! Call your dentist.


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