Dental fillings are perhaps the most popular procedures in dentistry. Patients might not know about crowns, inlays, implants, and others, but almost all of them know about fillings. We can use a filling to fill a dental cavity in a few minutes without inconveniencing the patient.
If a cavity is too big, a filling might not be possible. When that’s the case, we explore other options like inlays, onlays, and crowns. These also serve to protect teeth and repair decay. Fillings are considered the simplest and are used when a dental cavity isn’t too big.
Dental Sealants form a plastic-like layer of protection over teeth to prevent food particles and acids from seeping between the cracks of teeth and causing tooth decay. One of our dentists in Knoxville, TN, covers the surface of your teeth with one of these products to prevent cavities. Although most of the patients who get this treatment are young, older adults who have a history of tooth decay in the last 3 years will benefit from this preventive treatment as well
Endodontics is a treatment that deals with the nerve and blood supply of the teeth and is most commonly called a root canal. You might think that a tooth is a solid chunk of bone, but it is actually made up of layers. The innermost region of the tooth is called the pulp. This area contains the nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues that nourish the tooth as it develops. If the infection reaches this area, you will need special treatment to restore your oral health. You can find quality non-molar endodontic treatment at TLC Dental Care in Knoxville, TN.
TLC Dental Care offers a comprehensive range of personalized general dentistry services to help you either maintain the beauty of your smile or to return a compromised smile into a healthy and functional one!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that 50% of people that are diagnosed with oral cancer will die from the disease? Why? Because oral cancer often starts out as a small red lesion and the mouth is red so the lesions aren’t seen until the later stages of the disease when they become a non-healing sore.
At TLC Dental Care we have a mission: to have no one in our practice die of oral cancer. To help us achieve that goal we have invested in advanced technology to help us find it when it is a small flat lesion. Because as with most cancer, if you find it early and small your chances of surviving it are much better.