General Dental Care in the Greater Nashville area
Stop tooth decay and gum disease in their tracks with help from your local dentist.
Your teeth and mouth play a vital role in nourishment, communication, and well-being. Sometimes, areas of your mouth may become injured, irritated, painful, or sensitive. It is important to share changes to your oral health with your dentist. Untreated, many conditions only worsen or spread over time.
Contact us to find out how our advanced technologies and compassionate dental team can help protect and preserve the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime. Find a dentist near you, and learn more below.
Cavities & Fillings
Teeth have a hard outer layer called enamel. This enamel is susceptible to decay from the buildup of plaque. Decay can wear through the enamel causing cavities. Left unchecked, cavities can grow and spread causing more damage.
Your dentist will perform a procedure that removes the decayed area and fills it with a strong and durable composite material. There are several options for fillings that may be tooth colored, silver or gold. Your dentist can guide you on the benefits and best uses for each type.
In cases of severely damaged, diseased, or overcrowded teeth, your dentist may recommend an extraction—the removal of a tooth or teeth to promote a healthy mouth.
Extractions can often be performed in-office but sometimes may require surgery. Talk to your dentist about what to expect during the procedure and steps you can take to reduce pain and have a healthy outcome.
Crowns, Inlays & Onlays
Crowns, inlays, and onlays play an important role in restoring strength and natural beauty to teeth. They can bring strength to chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, and they can help restore your smile.
Sometimes crowns are used for cosmetic reasons, bringing beauty to discolored or imperfect teeth. In other situations, inlays and onlays are used to help strengthen and preserve much of the natural tooth.
Your teeth are made up of a complex set of tissues that include the hard outer shell and the soft inner tissue. This inside area is at risk for inflammation and infection. In these cases, your dentist will need to treat the soft tissue to preserve the strength of your tooth and to keep you healthy.
Root canals remove the infected tissue and fill the tooth with a strong, stable compound. The goal is to preserve the health and strength of your bite. Modern root canal procedures are often no more painful than a filling and can stop underlying disease from doing more damage.
Your gums play an important role in the health of your mouth. Like your teeth, gums are susceptible to injury, inflammation, and disease. Gums in distress may recede, swell, or bleed.
Your dentist can assess the health of your gums and suggest a treatment plan that may include changes to your hygiene routine and in-office treatments.