Our goal is to empower our patients through safe and exceptional dental care, knowledge, encouragement, and friendship. As a brand new startup office, our first patients will naturally hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks for entrusting us with the professional care of your little one’s smile!
Meet Dr. Stephen Wright
Thanks for showing an interest in Wright Pediatric Dentistry. I am so very excited to have the opportunity to serve the Collegedale, Ooltewah, Cleveland and greater Chattanooga community that I grew up in. My desire is for your child’s dental needs to be attended to in a safe and sanitary environment, that they see the same faces every time they come to the dentist and have a wonderful time getting dental work done because it is possible.
Meet Chattie, also known as “the herbie car” He is not just our logo, he is also a real member of our team. Inspired by Dr. Wright’s time in Peru, Chattie recently got spiffed up and took on the job of “Sugar Bug Educator” his job includes living up to his name by chatting with Dr. Wright to children in classrooms and daycares about how to take good care of their teeth. So keep on the lookout, you might see Chattie driving around Chattietown!
Pediatric dentistry is more than a profession, it also provides us with an opportunity to empower children with knowledge and instill in them a trust and confidence in both themselves as capable individuals, able to face tough challenges, and also in us as their dental health providers. Both are necessary in establishing and positive life long relationship with the dentist.
Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry
that helps grow healthy smiles
Services and Materials
Treatment is delivered using state of the art techniques and technology and we are devoted to using the healthiest and most reliable materials. When choosing materials we make sure that whenever possible they are hypoallergenic and are free of both BPA and dyes.
Our Pediatric Dental Services Include:
- Regular Dental Checkups
- Fluoride Application
- X-ray Imaging . . .
Delivery of Care
Our goal at Wright Pediatric Dentistry is to deliver efficient and quality care. We understand that your time is important and we will make every effort to stay on time. It is important that every caregiver understands that each child responds to dental treatment differently and thus may require more or less time to complete treatment.
Tongue and Lip Ties
Tongue ties have to do with a small band of tissue that tethers the tongue too tightly to the floor of the mouth. In infants this can hinder the tongue from reaching their palate which is necessary for proper latch while breast feeding. Lip ties, most commonly the upper lip, also have to do with a band of tissue that tethers the lip and limits proper flange which can also hinder proper latch. For older individuals with a tongue or lip tie, speech and hindrance of proper oral hygiene are some of the symptoms.
At Wright Pediatric Dentistry we prefer to complete dental procedures in the least invasive manner possible. Most children are able to complete treatment with nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, but some require higher levels of sedation. Generally, these patients are either very young, have a special need, or have extreme dental anxiety. In addition, some children simply require a lot of dental work and multiple visits may turn a cooperative child into a fearful or anxious one.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
SDF, as it is commonly called, is a topical medication that contains silver and fluoride. It is used to slow down cavity progression. It is most often used in our clinic to treat cavities in young children that are too apprehensive to sit through a filling procedure. It is also used to treat older patients to provide relief from a hyper sensitive teeth. The only negative to SDF is that, because it contains silver, it stains the part of the tooth that has the cavity black.