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If you sometimes miss one of your regularly scheduled dental checkups, a small cavity can go undetected and undiagnosed. In time the bacterial presence associated with untreated tooth decay can start to invade the deep into the sensitive core of the tooth.

As this starts to happen the patient may start to experience a toothache as well as a building pain or pressure deep within the underlying gum tissues. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to seek timely treatment from a dentist like Dr. Scott Fellows. The longer you delay the more you will be at risk of suffering a dangerous periodontal infection.

After a thorough examination he might be able to treat the tooth by performing a root canal. This treatment strategy may also include draining a dental abscess before rebuilding the internal structure of the tooth. Follow up care might also include a prescription for pain medication or a course of antibiotics.

After the surrounding gum tissues have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Scott Fellows or. Michael Smink can start the process of fitting the restored abutment with a dental crown, which will replicate the tooth’s original enamel layer.

If you are in the area surrounding Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and you are experiencing a toothache or a pain in your gums, you should not delay in calling 570-622-0331 to seek timely treatment at Fellows and Smink Dental Associates.