An advanced stage of gum disease affecting the bone and tissues supporting teeth. It can lead to tooth loss if not treated.
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.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to address minor ridges or bulges on teeth, creating a more uniform and attractive appearance.
Frequent exposure to sugar increases the risk of cavities as bacteria in the mouth convert sugars to acid, which can erode enamel.
A dentist specializing in treating the pulp and nerve of the tooth, commonly performing root canal treatments.
Porcelain veneers can effectively address pitting or small indentations on teeth, creating a smoother and more attractive surface.
It increases the risk of cavities, gum disease, mouth sores, and fungal infections, and can cause difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and wearing dentures.
Flossing removes plaque and food particles between teeth and below the gumline where toothbrushes can’t reach, preventing gum disease and cavities.