A pocket of pus that forms due to a bacterial infection, often causing pain and swelling.
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.
Maintain oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, avoid frequent snacking on sugary foods/drinks, use fluoride toothpaste, and have regular dental check-ups.
Porcelain veneers can effectively create more even and symmetrical edges on teeth, enhancing their overall appearance.
Good oral hygiene, drinking water, regular dental check-ups, avoiding tobacco, and addressing underlying medical conditions can help.
Options include whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, trays, strips, rinses, and professional treatments at a dentist’s office.
Risks include infection, prolonged bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, injury to teeth, gum recession, and difficulty with oral functions.
Interdental brushes with a silicone coating, textured surface, flexible neck, tapered bristles, fluoride coating, and angled neck can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.