Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

General Dentists in South Philadelphia

To have a healthy and attractive smile, you need to practice proper dental care. This involves daily brushing, flossing, and good dental habits at home. However, at-home dental care is only part of a healthy smile. The other part is professional dental treatment from a general dentist. This combination can help you have a lifetime of good dental health. Since many people have questions about professional treatment, answers to the most common questions about general family dentistry are featured below.

What Is Considered a General Dentist?

This is a specially-trained expert in the field of dentistry that performs a full range of general dentistry services for patients young and old. These dental professionals provide various treatments and procedures to prevent, diagnose, and treat all types of dental disease.

What Can a General Dentist Do for Me?

Essentially, these dental professionals can provide you with good dental health and an attractive, confident smile. A dentist has the expertise to advise you on healthy habits, perform any required treatments, repair your dental problems, and help prevent dental decay and disease. Dentists perform all of these services to help you maintain a healthy smile.

Are There Many General Dentistry Services?

Yes, there are dental procedures or treatments for practically every dental issue. These services are offered to maintain your dental health, comfort, and function. Our dentists provide all of the following general dental services.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

Do I Need to See a General Dentist Near Me Very Often?

How frequently you need to see a dentist is based on personal factors, such as your age, dental health, and treatment needs. According to dental experts, most healthy patients should see a dentist at least two times a year.

What Is the Cost of a Visit to a General Dental Office?

This will depend on your dental needs and the specifics of your insurance policy. To find out the cost of your initial visit, simply contact our practice and ask.

What Should I Do to Make a Dental Appointment?

All that’s involved in scheduling an appointment is calling our dental office. Tell us the most convenient date and time for you, then, we will arrange your dental appointment to suit your personal needs.

Do Appointments Take Long at a Dentist General Practice?

Typically, an appointment will take an hour. But this can vary by the type of procedure performed, with some requiring only 30 minutes and others demanding a number of hours based on their complexity. It you have certain time constraints, contact our office and let us know so we can accommodate your schedule.

Is There a Special Way to Prepare for an Appointment?

Going to the dentist should be a casual, comfortable experience, so there is little you need to do or worry about. Just show up on time for your scheduled appointment, come with proof of insurance coverage, and bring a current list of your medical conditions and medications. We understand that some patients feel nervous before their appointment, so tell us and we will try to provide needed relief.

Do I Really Need to Visit a Dentist?

Only if you want to have a healthy smile and avoid major dental problems should you visit a dentist. See, a dentist is the only one who can detect dental problems at their earliest stages and provide the required treatments. If you don’t see a dentist, you won’t discover your dental problems until they develop into larger concerns that require costly, time-consuming treatment. To protect yourself from dental problems, call our dental office today to schedule a convenient appointment.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In South Philadelphia, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and […]

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When cavities are left untreated, they can cause significant damage to your teeth. Fortunately, a tooth crown in South Philadelphia can help you retain your tooth before the problem becomes worse.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in South Philadelphia may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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A denture is a removable substitute for missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to an accident or gum disease, replacing them with a denture can improve your appearance and quality of life. Affordable quality dentures can help you to […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in South Philadelphia offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your South Philadelphia dentist will perform the screening during your […]

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Oral Hygiene

Healthy teeth and gums are important aspects of your overall health and well-being. Practicing good oral hygiene is essential to keeping an attractive, healthy smile for life. Whether you’re just starting to pay attention to your dental health or you’re […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in South Philadelphia will make the tooth extraction […]

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