How can I Brighten my Smile ? Dr.Shail Jaggi Responds


Dr. Shail Jaggi, Pune’s leading Endodontist and Dental Cosmetologist will now respond to our reader queries weekly. Here’s the first set of questions received that have been responded to by her.  

I have yellowish teeth and will be getting married in a couple of weeks. Is there anything I can do to brighten my smile ?

Hi. Its best to get professional help to brighten your smile .You can opt for a chairside tooth whitening procedure that your dentist will do in the clinic . It will give you an immediate whiter and brighter smile within an hour.

My root canal was done a month ago and I was told my pain would settle. However one month later am still experiencing pain and discomfort with the same tooth. Is this normal ?

Its not normal to experience pain with the same tooth 1 month later. Please get the tooth re-evaluated with fresh x rays .There may be a possibility of a re-infection with the tooth or some additional canals that have been missed out.

I had an implant done a few months ago but it failed. Is it safe to get another implant done ? What are my chances of it going right this time ?

Sometimes an implant can fail despite the best possible surgical protocol and techniques .It should not be a problem to replace the implant .However before you do so, please make sure all your blood reports are normal and your bone scan shows healthy bone for a fresh placement. There’s absolutely no reason to worry.

I have gaps between my teeth and am really self conscious when I smile. What are my options ?

Hi . I can imagine your discomfort with this. I think you should see a cosmetic dentist at the earliest and have your smile evaluated.

There are a plenty of options to make your smile look fantastic.


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Dr Shail Jaggi

Dr Shail Jaggi

Dr Shail Jaggi is a passionate dentist with specialisation in cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. She manages an Advanced Microscope Enhanced Practice – Dentalwiz dealing with all aspects of dentistry. Dr Jaggi is recipient of ‘Outstanding Dentist Of The Year -2015’. Dr Jaggi writes every Wednesday on Pune365.
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