Based on recommendations from the CDC, the ADA, and the Knox County Health Department, East Tennessee Periodontics is closed to routine traffic until further notice. Unfortunately, a sudden health emergency is impossible to plan for. Because of this, our office remains ready to meet your emergency needs as they arise.
What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
We are not available to perform routine dental care or elective treatments. If you are experiencing a true emergency, however, we are here to help. Dental emergencies typically take the form of persistent increased pain, swelling, or changes in sensitivity. Facial trauma can often cause a dental emergency. We can also repair cracked or broken teeth, lost or broken crowns, and loose dental implant parts.
Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak
A dentist’s office is a doctor’s office, and as such we already adhere to rigorous hygiene and sanitation standards. In this sense, a dentist or doctor’s office is one of the safest places to be. During this unprecedented time, however, we are taking additional steps to keep our patients and ourselves safe. We are a small practice with limited staff, meaning that exposure is minimal and appropriate social distancing is easy.
Contact Us for Your Dental Emergencies
Dr. Robert Cain has always been a proponent of advanced technology in dentistry, and in order to limit physical contact, we are also offering virtual diagnostic appointments. If you are a patient of record and experience a dental emergency, first call the main office number at 865-246-0460. You will then be connected to Drs. Robert or Pamela Cain. Rather than a physical appointment, Drs. Cain will use a phone, Facetime, or Google Duo discussion to diagnose your complaint and suggest a line of treatment. If you do need to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to contact East Tennessee Periodontics in Knoxville on our website or over the phone.