Dentistry Services in Knoxville, TN

The Foundation of Good Oral Health

General dentistry is a critical component of dental health care. At Fountain City Smiles, Dr. Niral Patel and our caring dental team offer comprehensive plans and affordable treatments to help patients achieve their dream smiles. 

Discover how our general dental services can help you on your journey to a transformed smile. Call our Knoxville, TN, dental practice today at (865) 687-8670 to schedule an appointment!

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health issues. Dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages and play a critical role in maintaining the overall health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining good oral health and can prevent more invasive procedures down the line.

The Benefits of General Dentistry

At Fountain City Smiles, we understand the importance of maintaining optimal oral health for overall well-being. Our comprehensive range of general dentistry services ensures healthy smiles and confidence in every aspect of life. Here are some key advantages to choosing our general dentistry services:

  1. Prevention is Key: Our general dentistry focuses on stopping problems before they start. Regular check-ups and cleanings catch issues early, saving you from bigger problems down the road.
  2. Learn to Care for Your Smile: We’ll teach you the best ways to keep your teeth healthy between visits, from proper brushing to smart dietary choices.
  3. Treatments for Common Issues: From cavities to gum disease, we’ve got you covered. Our treatments address a wide range of dental problems, restoring your dental health.
  4. Enhance Your Smile: We offer cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to boost your confidence and improve the look of your smile.
  5. Personalized Care: Your needs are unique, so we create treatment plans tailored just for you, ensuring effective care every time.
  6. Comfortable Environment: We prioritize your comfort, providing a welcoming atmosphere and caring staff to make your visit stress-free.
  7. Long-Term Health: Regular visits help maintain your oral health over time, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles and fewer dental issues.

Our General Dentistry Services

Dental Cleanings and Exams

Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. During a teeth cleaning, our dentist or dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums and check for any signs of oral health issues.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can save an infected tooth from extraction. During the procedure, our general dentist removes the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the tooth’s interior, cleans and disinfects the canals, and seals them to prevent further infection. This treatment helps save the tooth and alleviate pain while preserving its function in the mouth.


Our custom-made mouthguards provide comprehensive protection for your teeth and optimal comfort for extended use. Mouthguards shield your teeth from impact during training or competition, while their customized fit also helps prevent jaw clenching.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common oral condition that many individuals develop. Fortunately, with regular dental visits, gum disease can be prevented or treated effectively.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants serve as an added layer of protection for teeth against tooth decay. Sealants are most commonly recommended for children and are typically placed on the back molars in the mouth.

TMJ Treatments

If you experience headaches or pain or hear clicking or popping while chewing, there may be a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). To address this, we offer free TMJ treatment consultations.

Financing Your General Dentistry Treatment at Fountain City Smiles

Fountain City Smiles offers financing options to make dental treatment more accessible and affordable. Most insurance plans are accepted, and our team can assist in maximizing coverage for those with insurance.

For patients without insurance, we provide third-party financing through CareCredit and Sunbit. If you’re interested in learning more about our financing options, please call our Knoxville office at (865) 687-8670.

Frequently Asked Questions