Via professional cleanings, scaling and root planing, medications, or surgical treatments, depending on the severity.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a significant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are essential during Invisalign treatment to maintain your overall oral health.
Some individuals may experience temporary dry mouth while wearing Invisalign aligners, but it’s not a common side effect.
You should avoid using mouthwash with your aligners in place, as some mouthwashes may contain ingredients that can damage or discolor them.
A temporary restoration is often placed on the dental implant during the healing period to maintain aesthetics and function. It is replaced with a permanent restoration once the implant has fully integrated with the bone.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to manage any discomfort, but it’s essential to follow the recommended dosage and consult with your orthodontist.