Rinse mouth, floss to remove debris, take over-the-counter pain relievers, avoid temperature extremes, and see a dentist as soon as possible.
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.
Porcelain veneers can be used to make teeth appear longer, which can improve the appearance of a gummy smile. However, more extensive gum treatments may be needed in some cases.
Yes, porcelain veneers can effectively mask discoloration caused by medications or previous dental treatments, providing a whiter and brighter smile.
It can stain teeth, cause bad breath, and contribute to tooth erosion if consumed in excess, especially with added sugars.
When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged, it can cause pain and swelling. A root canal removes this pulp to preserve the tooth.
Endodontic treatments, like root canals, treat the inside of the tooth when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
The placement of porcelain veneers is usually irreversible, as a small amount of enamel may be removed to accommodate them. It’s essential to consider this when deciding on veneer treatment.