Ozone Antiseptic Shows Promise for Treating Gum Disease

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Ozone Therapy has been used here at the Knoxville Dentist office of J.D. Erpenbach DDS for many years to treat tooth decay and gum disease. Now, scientists are taking the treatment one step further, developing an ozone antiseptic agent called “ozone nano-bubble water” to treat severe gum infections. The Use of Ozonated Water In one ozone therapy study,…

Reversing Damaged Tissue From Gum Disease

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Anyone with advanced gum disease knows how much the condition can ravage the mouth. Gum disease literally destroys connective and periodontal tissues, causing tooth pain and tooth loss. The bacteria involved with gum disease are also associated with other health problems such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and stroke. Common Treatment for Advanced Gum Disease…

Are Diamonds a Tooth’s Best Friend?

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From Gold “grills” to 24-karat gold plated dental retainers — it’s clear some people like a little bling in their mouths. But would you ever consider diamonds in your root canal? A report from the American Chemistry Social journal Nano shows that nanodiamonds — which are literally microscopic diamond chips — have the potential to…

Trust Doctor Erpenbach For Accurate Dental Info

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Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it assists in living a healthy lifestyle. But at Jim Erpenbach DDS, your Knoxville dentist,…

Spotlight-Ready Smiles: Cosmetic Dentistry in Knoxville

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A mouth full of unattractive teeth can distract from anyone’s  appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile, like what you can get from cosmetic dentistry in Knoxville, can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence. Best of all, it doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been available…

Air Abrasion Treats Cavities Without the Drill

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Jim Erpenbach DDS is a Knoxville dentist committed to less invasive techniques and the latest technology, such as digital x-rays and air abrasion. Digital x-rays are a highly accurate way of dental imaging that means less radiation exposure to the patient. Air abrasion is a way to treating cavities that doesn’t require a conventional drill.…