Improving Lives by Improving Oral Health
Since 1997, general and cosmetic dentist Andrew Lunn has been providing specialized dental services to patients of every type, from the very young to the elderly. His passion for his work is particularly evident through the gentle care and treatment he administers to mentally handicapped adults. At our cosmetic and general dentistry practice in Chattanooga, our mission is to substantially improve the oral health and quality of life of all of our patients. By providing general dentistry of the highest quality to children and adults alike, including those with special needs, Dr. Lunn is able to fulfill that mission consistently and to the complete satisfaction of his patients.
Many people avoid going to the dentist until they are in pain, which can result in extensive damage to the teeth, gums, and nerves. It is important to visit a trusted general dentist at least twice a year, so your mouth can be inspected, and your teeth can be thoroughly cleaned and checked for cavities. By going to a dentist that genuinely cares about your well-being, you can be assured that you are receiving efficient care and treatment that is in your best interest.
The Way Your Smile Looks Says Something about You
The staff at Chattanooga Family Dentistry works to build lasting relationships with their patients, making them feel at ease and confident that they are in the best of hands. A lifelong relationship with Dr. Lunn and his team means that they will have the opportunity to support and guide you toward fulfilling both your short-term and long-term healthcare objectives. Our practice provides a full range of general dentistry services, including periodontal care, periodontal surgical treatment, extractions, and endodontic treatment. Dr. Lunn is trained and certified to perform minor, moderate, and emergency oral surgery on patients at his Chattanooga office and at the local hospital. In addition to performing root canal therapy, Dr. Lunn and his staff execute periodontal cleanings and provide teeth straightening and pediatric services.
Your smile can reveal a lot about you. Are your teeth worn, cramped, dingy, or broken? We can help! Let the talented team at Chattanooga Family Dentistry provide you with outstanding general dentistry services that will improve the way you look and change your outlook on life.
From an early age, it is important to care for your teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, fluoride treatments, general cleanings, and x-rays can help a patient maintain a youthful, healthy smile for a lifetime. Dr. Lunn's proactive approach to preventive oral health care helps to ensure that children's teeth remain in excellent condition and are protected against disease.
Sweet, sticky, and starchy foods form a paste that coats a person's teeth and gums. The paste generates germs and bacteria, eventually creating plaque. Over time, plaque can eat away at your teeth, causing cavities and loss of enamel. We encourage our patients to actively fight plaque, and educate them about the steps they can take to prevent disease.
Things to Know
- Tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body.
- Poor oral health has been linked to poor performance in school.
- Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease.
- Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months.
- Toothbrushes should be replaced after coming down with an illness such as a cold or the flu.
- After use, a toothbrush should be thoroughly rinsed in hot water.
Root Canal Therapy: A Safe Way to Save Your Teeth
Years ago, if you had a tooth with a damaged nerve, you would have to have that tooth removed. Today, with the advancement of dental technology, a person doesn't have to lose his or her tooth; instead, he or she can undergo root canal therapy. The general dentistry treatment usually takes one to three visits to our Chattanooga office, and in most cases, doesn't cause a patient discomfort.
In order to understand what a root canal is, you must know how teeth and nerves are wired. Inside every tooth is "pulp" which allows nutrients and the nerves to flow through the root, to the tooth. When the pulp is damaged or diseased, the pulp tissue eventually dies. If the pulp is not removed, the tooth can get infected. An infection can be painful and detrimental to a patient's health, often resulting in the loss of the tooth. However, Dr. Lunn can remove the deadened pulp, meticulously clean the root canal, and then seal it off. In most cases, Dr. Lunn will place a refined crown over the surface of the tooth to stabilize the structure, making the tooth stronger and restoring it to last a lifetime.
Contact Our General Dentistry Office Today!
Our dental facility located in Chattanooga, Tennessee houses state-of-the-art technology that enhances our patients' care, treatment, and experience. We encourage you to learn more about Dr. Lunn and his team, by browsing through our site, viewing our photo gallery, reading our blog posts, and following us on Twitter. Contact Chattanooga Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment today!