We offer a wide range of dental services at our practice, including emergency dentistry. If you experience a dental emergency in Powell, TN, contact Powell Family Dentistry immediately so that we can treat you as quickly as possible. Our dentists provide urgent dental care to patients from the city and nearby communities. We treat all types of dental emergencies, including toothaches and tooth pain, emergency root canals, knocked-out teeth, damaged dental work, and more. We look forward to being your partner in dental health.
If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.
Directions to Our Practice
If you aren’t familiar with our location in Powell, we can help using a few notable starting points in town as a reference. For anyone coming to us from the direction of the Powell Branch Library, it’s super easy. Just head southwest on Powell Dr around a couple bends to Clinton Hwy, and then immediately turn right into our parking lot. If you pass the florist, you went too far.
Anyone taking I-640 to reach us should get off on exit 1 onto westbound highway 62 (which immediately becomes Western Ave, and eventually becomes Oak Ridge Hwy). After 4.3 miles, turn right onto Weaver Rd. Turn right again onto Beaver Creek Dr. After 1.5 miles, turn right onto Clinton Hwy. You’ll pass a Walgreens on your left and we’ll be the very next thing on your right after that intersection.
All About Powell
Founded in 1789, Powell, still an unincorporated community, stands as a testament to the rich history of East Tennessee. Its early establishment, even predating Knoxville by two years, symbolizes the pioneering spirit of its settlers. Among them was Stockley Donelson, brother-in-law to President Andrew Jackson, who built the historic Alexander Bishop House, which remains proudly standing on Bishop Lane today. Our community’s heritage also includes Revolutionary War veteran John Manifee, who constructed a small fort and trading station along what is now Clinton Highway in the late 1780s.
The community’s name traces back to the Powell Station train stop, honoring Columbus Powell, a prominent local figure. Although the train station is no longer operational, it remains a focal point in our “downtown” area. During the early 20th century, the railroad played a pivotal role in Powell’s economy, with the production of bricks from Beaver Creek’s mud loaded onto trains and shipped to various destinations.
These railroad tracks were originally part of the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railway, now integrated into the Norfolk Southern line. Additionally, from 1951 to 2012, Powell was home to the Powell STOLport, an airstrip adjacent to the I-75 and Emory Road interchange, marking another facet of its vibrant history.