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What To Expect

At Lige Dunaway D.D.S., a dentistry office in Lafayette, LA, our top priority is the safety and comfort of our patients. We go the extra mile to provide excellent service from start to finish. Our services range from advanced dental care to TMJ & Sleep Apnea treatments. If you have any questions about your visit, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

Our new patient form is available for download online here. If you'd prefer to complete your patient form at home and bring it with you to your appointment, you can do so.

If you'd like to become a patient at Lige Dunaway, D.D.S., contact our team today. We'd be happy to get you set up and registered on our system and book you for a future appointment for any of our advanced dental care services.

While gingivitis – gum inflammation – can be common for many, it's important to understand the distinction between this condition and the more severe gum disease diagnosis. Inflamed, bleeding gums are common in both cases when you brush. If you have periodontitis, you’ll find that the gum pulls away from the teeth, leading to your teeth becoming loose. Whether you just have sore gums or you have loose teeth, we’d recommend booking an appointment with our team as soon as possible.

While your toothbrush effectively removes much of the plaque from your teeth, between your teeth is a far harder-to-reach area. Floss helps you finish the job and ensures every part of your teeth has plaque removed effectively.

If you struggle with confidence due to stained teeth, missing teeth, or even a crooked smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. We offer a range of advanced dental care treatments designed to enhance your smile, from teeth whitening to crowns and bridges.

If you have bad breath, this can signify something wrong with your mouth or teeth. If you feel you are brushing your teeth, tongue, and gums effectively, making an appointment with our team to find the problem is an excellent place to start.

The American Dental Associated recommends that you should brush your teeth twice per day, morning and night, with suitable toothpaste. You should floss at least once per day in addition to brushing.

We recommend an exam and cleaning twice a year with our highly trained hygienists and Dr. Dunaway.

Porcelain veneers are a form of porcelain restoration that covers the front portion of your tooth. Veneers are an alternative full crown coverage, providing color and shape change.

For some, stained and discolored teeth may be down to diet and what you drink. For others, darker tooth coloration is natural. You could consider veneers or tooth whitening if you'd like to restore your teeth to a whiter, natural shade.

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Meet Dr. Dunaway

Dr. Lige Dunaway is a general dentist focused on advanced preventative, restorative, orofacial pain and sleep disorders. He puts his patients at ease thanks to his extensive dental experience and at the Ochsner Lafayette General Hospital. He is also an adjunct professor for the LSU School of Dentistry.

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