Preventative Dentistry in Knoxville

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

It is essential to maintain regular dental checkups, as catching problems early can save you discomfort and money in the long term. Knoxville preventative dentistry treatments from Larry E. Tragesser, DDS offer an effective and affordable solution to preventing dental problems before they start.

Diagnosing and correcting these issues before they become worse can be critical in maintaining good oral health. Regular check up appointments or contacting a dentist the moment you feel something is amiss can save you from more extensive dental procedures at a later date. Our experienced, helpful and highly trained staff can help you avoid painful and expensive treatments by recognizing potential problems early.

We have worked to create a comfortable and relaxing office environment to ensure that even those who are nervous about dental care can get the preventative help they need. With convenient appointment hours, you can schedule a checkup at a time that fits with your existing schedule. With our commitment to continuing dental health education, we can help you understand the best steps to take to avoid potential oral health concerns. The personalized, gentle care we offer will help you to correct issues before they worsen, or even avoid them altogether.

Our courteous and friendly office staff can schedule you for a checkup at your earliest convenience. Contact your Knoxville restorative dentistry expert Larry E. Tragesser, DDS today to help you stop dental issues in their tracks.

Preventing Problems With Thorough Care

Many people wait until they're experiencing tooth pain to go to the dentist. But at Larry E. Tragesser, DDS, we prefer to help our patients avoid discomfort in the first place. At our Knoxville practice, we emphasize the importance of preventative dentistry and take steps to educate our patients on how to maintain proper oral health.


The difference between early and late detection of oral cancer can be the difference between life and death.

  • Oral cancer is most often discovered in late stages, when the 5-year survival rate is only around 30%.
  • When discovered early, however, the survival rate leaps to about 82%.

Your 2-minute VELscope exam can turn a routine visit to our practice into a life-saving experience.
The VELscope is the first FDA approved device to detect lesions that might not be detected by the human eye.

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Business Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Why Choose Us?

  • The Official Lady Vols Dentist
  • The Official Knoxville Ice Bears Dentist
  • Committed to Continuing Education and Learning
  • Friendly and Helpful Office Staff
  • Personalized, Gentle Care
  • Comfortable, Relaxing Environment
  • Flexible Financing Available
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment
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