Dental Fillings Don’t Last Forever — Here’s Why…

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Dental fillings used by Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, are meant to repair chips or small cavities in teeth. Fillings are made up of materials that are resistant to decay, like porcelain, composite resin, and sometimes, amalgam. Fillings are made to last — however, on occasion, harmful bacteria in our mouths can break down the…

4 Common Causes of Gum Recession — And What To Do About Them

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Recession, or receding gums, is something I talk about quite often with my patients. In fact, we check for receding gums by taking gum line measurements at every dentist visit. Why are these measurements important? Because, besides attractively showcasing your teeth, your gums also protect your teeth and underlying bone from bacteria and abrasive food…

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Knoxville

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaws or grind their teeth in response. This can lead to a painful condition known as TMD, which is treatable at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville. Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some persistent causes. TMD is shorthand for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It…