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A slight pain that grows in your tooth over the course of days, or even weeks, might not seem immediately distressing. Even if you can manage the discomfort by taking a recommended dose of anti-inflammatory medication, you should not dismiss the message being sent by your toothache pain.

In most of these cases the discomfort is a salient sign that something has affected the health or integrity of the tooth’s internal structures. This clearly calls for treatment by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow.

Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow will likely start with a comprehensive examination of the tooth. If she finds that the toothache has been caused by an untreated cavity or latent inflammation from a recent dental trauma that has harmed the pulp or root of the tooth she will likely need to perform a root canal.

This endodontic therapy is designed to remove any compromised tissues from within the tooth. Once this is done, Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow can reconstruct the internal structure of the tooth to prepare an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If untreated tooth decay has caused a large dental abscess to form in the underlying periodontal tissues, a root canal might be counter indicated. In a case this severe the only viable way of preventing an infection from passing to your blood is to extract the tooth.

Once your gums have fully healed and any infection concerns have been addressed Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow can help you understand the dental restoration methods available through his dental office.

If you are in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri, area and you are experiencing toothache discomfort, you should call 816-287-5650 to seek immediate treatment at Summit Village Dental.