Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

An Inside Look at the Excellence of X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, some oral diseases are just not visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays are such an important part of dental care. Dental X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems at their earliest stages, such as cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and some types of tumors. With early detection, you can get the treatment you need before problems have a chance to develop.

It’s important to realize that dental X-rays are only taken when necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Their frequency depends on the individual’s dental health, signs of dental problems, age, and risk for oral disease.

While some people worry about the radiation exposure from X-rays, there really is no need for concern. Modern technology has reduced radiation levels to miniscule amounts. For almost 25 years, the American Dental Association has published recommendations to help family dentistry practices make sure that radiation exposure is as low as effectively possible. In addition, dentists take numerous safety precautions like protective aprons and collars to protect patients from radiation. They also make any exposure as brief as possible by using digital X-rays or the fastest film speeds available.

The true value of dental X-rays lies in the way they discover dental problems before they have a chance to develop. If you don’t catch these issues early, even the latest technology and an affordable dentist can’t save you from the pain, time, and expense of treating them after they’ve worsened.

As you can see, dental X-rays show the big picture on your dental health and play a valuable role in good dental care.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Center City.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was very friendly & answered all questions & concerns.
Connie E.
The dentist was very pleasant and professional to speak with. However, the receptionist at the desk (when checking out and in) needs to understand […]
Antoinette G.
Dr. Tyler Sorensen explained options and costs clearly and then went about fixing my cracked tooth confidently and efficently. High marks.
Jonathan J.
The hygienist was very concern of any discomfort & very informative.
Connie E.
I was taken back on time, the dentist briefly explained what he was going to do, very friendly, and completed the procedure in a decent amount of […]
Anonymous
Clean facility. Attentive to comfort level during dental cleanings and procedures. Easy to make appointments, not waiting weeks and weeks for […]
Anonymous
Everyone was nice and the service was great
Annette P.
Pleasant experience, very professional, no complaints
Jermaine T.
On time appointment. Friendly and professional staff. Polite and pleasant.
Rohmane S.
Tyler was wonderful. I was involved in a freak accident that compromised my dental situation and was completely devastated when I walked in to the […]
Sunita B.
Everone was super nice and made me feel very comfortable. I like how I didn't have to wait long and while I waited I watched tv. Thanks
Laquan A.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
Timely appointment service
Jerome A.
My experience was great, the dentist, staff and personal were kind and respectful I will continue to cater to Gentle Dental Center City!!!
Elaine C.
I dreaded going to have a root canal, but to my surprise, it was as pleasant an experience as possible. The doctor put me at ease and did his job […]
Anonymous
The staff there is awesome.
Stacey M.
I went in for a scaling and a filling. I was told it would take 2 hours but I was in and out in a hour. I couldn't believe it. I was very happy. I […]
Anonymous
Very nice.
Theodore M.
The dental technician who cared for me was excellent.
Janet P.
I have a dentist that I actually look forward to seeing. He's done some really great, light cosmetic work on me and perfect general dentistry as […]
Markus A.
I was there to have a tooth pulled, the tooth was being stubborn. The dentist and his assistant was very determined to get the root of the teeth out. […]
Debra B.
Other then the pain I had another pleasant visit.
Andrea M.
Had an emergency ; was seen within an hour of calling for appointment
David W.
I have very mixed feelings about the Gentle Dental at 13th and Walnut. The seating area looks outdated, run down and downright ugly. The ladies at […]
Anonymous
Am very pleased with the quality of service at Gentle dental . Dr . Naga is great as is the technicians and staff .
Anonymous
Everyone was very nice. Amanda was super sweet.
Jessica M.
Dr. Alexander and Amanda were wonderful! Amanda has great bedside manner and friendly conversation. Dr. Alexander provided great feedback on areas of […]
Teiquisha J.
I am a client for life. The staff, the Doctors and the assistants are all wonderful. I am extremely happy with my care and if anyone I know is in […]
Alfred J.
The Nurse and the Dentist were very good.
Velena L.
The office is in an old beautiful historic down town building in a high rent part of the city so it's kind of surprising that the waiting area is […]
Markus A.
the entire staff was very pleasant and professional.
James J.
Great team at Gentle Dental. Everyone was personable and efficient. Very little pain.
Rebecca F.
The doctor had excellent chair manner. Took the time needed to make sure I was in no pain. Did the job of filling my teeth excellently. Explained […]
Wadeeah J.
I was very pleased with the office manager who helped acquire a loan for the dental work that needed to be done that day. I was also very pleased […]
Patricia M.
I had to get a tooth pulled and it was a bit tough but the procedure was done quickly. I will be back to get all of my dental work done at gentle […]
Deborah B.
I receive wonderful service From the Dentist to his Assistants they were so helpful getting me out of this pain i was in. I can't forget Stacey the […]
Jamillah F.
The service was good and the atmosphere comfortable.
Derrald H.
I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
Kriste L.
Great staff, quick emergency service, left with no pain and in good spirits!!! Already told a friend..Very good experience considering the reason I […]
Carlos D.
They are friendly and conscientious. I will definitely come back.
Meiying C.
Short wait, courteous personnel, and speedy procedures. Both Hygienist and DD were very responsive to my concerns. It might help if the procedures […]
Livio A.
The dental care I have received so far has been quite considerate and thorough (for my dental health and finances). The reception in person and on […]
Daniel S.
I am extremely pleased with my experience at Gentle Dental. Everyone was professional and very friendly. I am deathly afraid of the dentist and was […]
Monique C.
Tyler & staff ... the very best dental staff ever.
Peggy B.
I accidentally showed up on the wrong appointment date, but they were willing to fit me in. Everybody was polite and I didn't have to wait very long […]
William C.
I was very well attended! The staff was friendly and extremely helpful.
Anonymous
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming!
Kharma H.
I had to wait a little pass my appt time but the service that I received made up for the wait. All in all I was satisfied in the end.
Helen C.
The staff was friendly, efficient & knowledgable. Wait time was minimal
Delores N.
Great visit,
Cheryl S.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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