Post # 1
Okay ladies… I bit the bullet and did Zoom today.
The verdict? It hurts like a bitch. My teeth hurt so bad I feel nauseous, and I have only had a few sips of water all day. I suppose I have more sensitive teeth than other people that have tried it because most things I read say that it hurts a little bit or you get little jolts..mine is steady with no breaks in the pain.
I know it will be worth it in the long run, but I am HURTING today. Hopefully it goes away by tomorrow, I’m not sure I could do a whole other day in this much pain.
Just thought I would share in case anyone else is considering it.
The things we do to look fab on our wedding day….
Post # 3
Wow! That’s scary. I would not have guessed it would hurt that bad. I had professional whitening done as a teenager, just with the trays you use at home, and it definitely made my teeth super sensitive, but nothing like that. Ouch!!
Post # 4
Have you taken some advil? Also, try holding body temp (or room temp) water in your mouth. Whitening dehydrates the teeth and makes you more sensitive.
I’m sorry! I’ve heard a lot about excruciating pain from Zoom!
Post # 5
I had it done too…WORST DAY EVER! It hurt sooooo bad I wanted to die that afternoon/evening. I took 6 tylenol and tried to sip on warm water while sitting in the 90+ degree heat because the air conditioning hurt my teeth. I couldn’t talk because it hurt. It was constant zaps that were so bad I seriously thought it would feel better to rip out my teeth. After 6 tylenol in a few hours and no relief, I took 2 vicodin, threw up from taking too many pain meds and went to sleep pain free. Woke up the next morning and only had slight sensitivity to cold water. The end of the pain is in sight. I promise!
Post # 6
But are your teeth super white?
Post # 7
Weird, Darling Husband got it done and he didn’t hurt at all. But when he went they were really careful with the blocking cream on the gums and said if he felt ANY pain to let them know
Post # 8
@PinkPinstripes: LOL YES! 🙂 That’s the important part!
@Mrs.SplatterPaint: I sure hope so. I have some liquid lortab at home (leftover from a surgery) that has my name written all over it tonight.
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: They were SUPER careful on the gum blocking stuff and asked if I was feeling any pain also… it didn’t start hurting until a few hours later. It has died down a bit (it’s now almost 8 hours later) but I still feel it constantly.
Post # 9
Try some senstive toothpaste while you’re doing this, the weeks leading up, and after.
I use the crest 2 hr whitening. And my denstist offers if you come in after your cleaning, no cavities, they send you home with 6 months of whitening. So i’m going to hopfully get that next time!
Post # 10
Oh my gosh, i had this done and it was TERRIBLE. It hurt SO BAD. I, unlike you, did not read ahead and had NO expectation that it would hurt at all, but WTF it was terrible. I guess my teeth are whiter, but I never put in the followup trays because I was afraid it would hurt again.
AGH, what a crazy thing.
It was better by the next day. You’ll make it!!!
Post # 11
My friend is a dental assistant and told me if you have trays at home or even get like a hockey teeth guard and put sensitive toothpaste like sensodyne in it. Let it sit for a while and do this everyday for a few days until it feels better.
Post # 12
Day 2: I took 2 shots of liquid vicodin to sleep last night…. when I woke up, the pain was gone. I was able to brush/floss like normal this morning and have been drinking water with no problem… maybe a TINY bit of sensitivity, but NOTHING like it was yesterday.
All in all, my teeth are pretty… but that sucked. LOL
Post # 13
oh, I had no idea it hurt so bad! it makes my stomach turn to think of tooth pain like that.
I had regretted cheaping out and getting the home bleaching kit from my dentist– I only saved about $100. I had the formula for sensitive teeth, so I didn’t do it every single night. but the solution was so mild, I had to keep the trays in for four hours a night! off and on, it took me a month to get where I wanted to be, and my teeth were not very yellow in the first place.
anyway, the OP helps me realize that maybe I chose the right kit after all.
Post # 14
@MissSunshine: I’m glad you posted this. I actually have an appointment on September 15th to get this done. I’ve had professional teeth whitening before and I never had any problems. I did notice when I went to the dentist last, she did emphasize the “possible pain” involved. I thought, “hmm”. I’ve actually been using Colgate Whitening 3D for the past few months. I’ve noticed my teeth are extremely white now. I had thought about cancelling my dental appointment for the Zoom. I think I definitely will now.
I actually got a compliment the other night when I was out. Someone said, “wow, you’re teeth are SO white!” LOL! Guess i’ll still with the tooth paste.
Post # 15
@CountryGirl80: it’s just colgate 3d white tooth paste you’re using– nothing else? that’s a good tip, any of us who whiten need something good to maintain it!
Post # 16
@janie-janie: Yep, just the tooth paste. I don’t drink coffee, so that rules out a lot of teeth staining. However, I do smoke. It’s an ugly habit I’ve been trying to kick for years. Luckily, I’ve always had pretty white teeth. I’ve noticed over the past few years a bit of yellowing (I’m assuming from smoking). I’ve been using the Colgate Whitening 3D for maybe 4 months now. I’ve seen a very big difference!