Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

You may cringe when you hear the words “root canal” as many people associate these words with a painful dental experience. However, the purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve pain, rather than cause it. Knoxville, TN dentist Dr. Ruth Bailey uses root canal therapy to save teeth from further damage and preserve dental … Continued

Tooth Decay – The Not So Subtle Truth About It

It has as many aliases as a con-artist. Whatever name you give it, tooth decay is serious. You might refer to it as cavities or the more technical term, dental caries. Either way it’s vital that you get ahead of tooth decay before it worsens…and for good reason. Call it what it is Bottom line: … Continued

How to Choose Between a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial

Missing teeth cause a number of challenges. The good news is that restorative dentistry provides you options for your tooth loss. There are two popular treatments. Each have their advantages and their disadvantages. So, how do you decide between a dental bridge and a removable partial (denture)? First, let’s compare the two. A dental bridge … Continued

What Fluoride Does to Protect and Strengthen Your Teeth

Fluoride is misunderstood. Yes, there’s an amount of it in the water you drink but is this enough? Good question. The answer has more to do with how vigilant you are to protect your tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. In that case, wouldn’t you agree that more is better? Meet the resistance Your teeth … Continued

The Side of Cosmetic Dentistry You Might Not Be Aware Of

Cosmetic dentistry carries a label. It’s one that often causes a misunderstanding. For example, you might only equate the popular category of dentistry with procedures such as teeth whitening or facial esthetics. You might also give it credit for orthodontics and smile makeovers that include porcelain veneers. You’d be correct. Those treatments qualify as cosmetic … Continued

Dental Anxiety is Real But There are Some Effective Remedies

Anxiety can affect you at any time. Seasonal events, holidays, life transitions, and more are common stressors. Dental anxiety is also significant for some. Perhaps you have experienced it on occasion. If so, you’re among the 15% of Americans that face it. It can be as simple as anticipating a dental appointment or as substantial … Continued

Improve the Value of Your Dental Insurance

We wouldn’t blame you for procrastinating. More so if you’re in the midst of holiday activity. Your dental care is perhaps not top of mind. That said, your dental insurance perhaps isn’t as well. Sure, a dental emergency or scheduling reminder might tip you towards a call to our office. We’re here if necessary. The … Continued

Preventive Dental Care – Do This If You Enjoy “Treating” Yourself

Everyone, including you, sneaks a treat or two. It’s trick-or-treat time after all and the holidays are arriving soon. Candy, sugar-snacks, and all that “goodness” you enjoy are everywhere. You should be able to treat yourself and not feel guilty. In fact, there’s a way you can do that and know that your teeth and … Continued