Post # 1
I’ve read tons of horror stories about the pain associated with Zoom and I’m pretty nervous about having it done. I have had a lot of dental work done in the past 2 years and because of that, my dentist is doing Zoom for me at cost ($150) when I go in to get a bridge next week. My question is: were the results worth the pain?
Post # 3
I hope so, as I’ve bought a voucher deal to have it done at a reputable local dentist!
Post # 4
@SpecialSundae: I guess nobody else wants to weigh in! After some more thought, I think I’ll go ahead through with it. I figure for the cost, it can’t be beat. I’ll just make sure to have some vicodin and vodka around . Good luck with yours!
Post # 5
Best of luck to you guys with the Zoom, but for my 2c, it definitely wasn’t worth it.
I had it done about 6 years ago. I needed to get a crown on my front tooth and a veneer on the other. The dentist suggested I do whitening first so that they would match the synthetic pieces they were developing for me to the whitest my teeth would get.
The “zingers” you get continued for a long time for me and really hurt. My teeth were ULTRA white…but the pain continued and even today, my teeth are way more sensitive than they were pre-whitening. I can’t even use crest whitestrips w/o pain.
The best thing OTC that I’ve found is the arm & hammer enhancing get. Works great, no sensitivity.
Post # 6
I had zoom done and I loved it, no pain for me.
I used sensodine toothpaste for a few weeks prior to and after the procedure and I think that helped.
Post # 7
I had BriteSmile done a few years ago, and had zero pain. Hoping to send Fiance in for it before the wedding.
Post # 8
I completely understand being nervous about getting Zoom done, I was the same way. I have super sensitive teeth and told my doctor that. He assured me that my teeth would be okay and even recommended steps to take after the procedure to numb my teeth and stop the sensitivity problem. My hygenist was super supportive and advised me to bite down when I would get a “zinger” because it will cause the sensation to go away. All I can say is, all of my worrying was for nothing. I did get sensitive, but not overly sensitive. I did get “zingers” but they were not painful, the biting helped. My hygenist gave me 4 Advil before I left the office because she said the sensitivity would increase during the evening (I left the office at 4:30pm). I took a couple Tylenol PM around 9pm and fell into a deep sleep and I have not had any pain since. My teeth look amazing and I am soooo happy!!