You'll never want to have your teeth whitened once you see what it did to this woman's face...

Scary, to say the least...

You'll never want to have your teeth whitened once you see what it did to this woman's face...

She looks alright now, but when 18-year-old Abbie Kilbride decided to have her teeth whitened, she woke up looking anything but alright. 

After having her braces off, she decided she wanted to have her teeth whitened, she wrote in a Facebook post which has already been shared almost 8000 times. She looked to do it professionally, finding a woman in her area who friends of hers had used as well. After sitting there for over an hour, without the woman questioning her on her age, cosmetic history of allergies, the procedure was finally done. However, Abbie did not feel OK. 

"After I was finished my whole mouth was numb [and] I just assumed it was because I had a gum shield in my mouth for over an hour, but when I looked in the mirror my lips were quite swollen and I was struggling to talk," she explained in her post. She questioned the unnamed dental practitioner, who told her the feeling was totally normal and all she should do is APPLY LIPSTICK!

Of course, that didn't help. In fact, things only went downhill from there...

Find out what happened on the next page! 

You'll never want to have your teeth whitened once you see what it did to this woman's face...

She woke up the next morning with her lips swollen, glued together and totally painful! She was in shock! She tried to seek medical attention, but her local GP just laughed at her swollen lips, telling her that what she had done was very stupid and that she should consider this a lesson learnt! He then wrote a prescription for medicine she had already been taking (without results). 

At this point, her lips felt as though she had eaten something incredibly spicy. They were burning and she was unable to eat, drink or talk. But just wait until you see what she looked like the following day...

You'll never want to have your teeth whitened once you see what it did to this woman's face...

Painful blisters had started to form inside her mouth, and at this point she knew something was seriously wrong! She decided to call NHS24, and the nurse explain that the medicine she had been prescribed was the worst possible thing she could have put on her lips! She was told to go to the dental hospital, where she was finally told that she had third degree burns inside her mouth as well as a possible allergic reaction. The woman who whitened her teeth never responded to numerous texts asking her what she applied to her teeth that day. 

Moral of the story? As it turns out, she never should have done the procedure in the first place. Only dentists and dental nurses are qualified to do so. "I always just assumed the only thing that could really go wrong with teeth whitening was that you don't notice a change in color," wrote Abbie in her Facebook post. "This is definitely something I had never heard of until now, [I] wouldn't wish my worst enemy to go through this pain." 

So before you go have your teeth whitened by anyone other than a professional, remember this story!