Troubleshooting Dental Discomfort

All dentists use a combination of x-rays, various diagnostic tests, and the patient’s own description of tooth pain or discomfort to diagnose problems and find a way to correct them. Sometimes, however, the dental problem presents in such a way that it is difficult to pigeon- hole it into a category or identify the cause using only traditional means. Patients with such longstanding problems often say to me, “My dentist thinks I’m crazy, but…” I’m proud to say that over three decades of diagnosing a wide variety of dental problems has made me something of an expert in the out-of-the-ordinary dental or facial pains that can be so problematic. While I would like to take all the credit myself, I must admit that the advent of such wonderful equipment as dental treatment microscopes, digital (computerized) x-rays, lasers, and other innovations, have greatly simplified the diagnosis of hard-to-find oral pain.

Hard-to Diagnose Dental Problems Can Include:

* Fractured tooth or tooth root

* Cracked tooth syndrome

* Early stages of tooth abscess

* Tooth sensitivity cause by gum recession

* Early periodontal disease

* Malocclusion (teeth no longer fit together properly)

There are certainly many other potential dental problems that can cause hard to diagnose pain, but the main thing to remember is DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK! If you have been experiencing chronic dental pain, or even a minor discomfort that will not go away, call my office at 870-932-2644 and ask Michele to make an appointment for you.

The answer to your pain may be only a phone call away!

Convenient Payment Options

Dental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual’s medical and psychological well being. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations, we are providing the following payment options.

Flexible Monthly Payment Options

With our convenient payment plans administered by CareCredit, you can have relief from pain today. CareCredit, the nation’s leading patient payment program enables you, if you qualify, to finance up to 100% of your dental care with NO money down, NO interest, NO upfront costs, NO annual fees, and NO pre-payment penalties. So, begin your treatment TODAY!

Care Credit can be used by the entire family for ongoing treatment without having to reapply. Care Credit offers a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $200 to over $25,000. It only takes a few minutes to apply using the button below, and your acceptance is often only minutes away. To learn more about CareCredit, call our office.


Or, click on the CareCredit logo below to apply for credit:

Patients Who Have Dental Insurance

We welcome most dental insurance plans. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and contact your insurance provider to verify benefits.

“I have never been in a dental office where they treated me with such care and kindness. The treatment was gentle and painless, and the entire staff treated me like family. I recommend Dr. Abernathy to all my friends.”

Judith, Minneapolis, MN

“I had never had a root canal before, and was terrified when I went into the office. The ladies who checked me in assured me the doctor was very gentle and the treatment was painless. I didn’t believe them, but they were right!

Michelle, Jonesboro, AR

“I actually fell asleep during the treatment. No medicine and no gas, they just made me feel very relaxed.”

Roy, Poplar Bluff, MO

“My dentist referred me to a nearby endodontist, but my daughter told me about Dr. Abernathy. She was so convincing that I drove 300 miles to see him. I was pleased beyond belief at the treatment I received from the doctor and his staff. If I ever need another root canal, I will gladly make the trip again.”

Mildred, St. Louis, MO

“Over a ten year span, Dr. Abernathy has done 5 root canals for me. I will never go to anyone else.”

Lou, Little Rock, AR

“Dr. Abernathy did my first root canal for me when I was 92 years old. If I need a dozen more, I’ll always go back to him.”

Nicholas, St. Petersburg, FL

“I had two root canals done before. Both of them were painful, and I ended up losing both teeth. When my dentist told me I needed another root canal I cried, and told him just to pull the tooth. He talked me into seeing Dr. Abernathy just for a consultation. After meeting him, I could tell his office was different. They seemed like they really cared and were determined to do a good job. I went back for the root canal, and was surprised at how painless and gentle it was. If I ever need another one I will go back to them, and I won’t be afraid. I highly recommend Dr. Abernathy.”

Laura, Jonesboro, AR

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~Mary, AR

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~Roger, AR

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F.A.Q. Video Series

Have questions about an upcoming appointment? Dr. Abernathy’s twelve-part FAQ Video Series is a great place to start getting some answers! Use the video slider below to find a video that answers your question.

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Abernathy Dental
2919 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR

(870) 932-2644
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