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

Oral Surgeons – Who They Are and How to Find One


If you develop a problem with a tooth that falls outside of your general dentist’s scope, you may be referred to an oral surgeon. The dental surgeon receives special training to perform advanced surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions and dental implant placements. Oral surgeons also specialize in restorative surgeries and cosmetic procedures. In addition, they can diagnose and treat oral cancer and injuries such as knocked-out teeth and fractured jaws. Four years of surgical residency in a hospital plus four years of dental school is required to become an oral surgeon.

Do Oral Surgeons Use General Anesthesia?

If you need oral surgery or extensive dental work, general anesthesia may be required for pain control. Oral surgeons are trained to administer all types of anesthesia, so they can make your experience as comfortable as possible. General anesthesia is usually reserved for extensive work that involves incisions into soft tissues. Local anesthetics such as lidocaine are adequate for smaller repairs. If you receive general anesthesia, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.

How Can I Find a Qualified Oral Surgeon?

It’s usually not difficult to find a qualified oral surgeon. In many cases, your family dentist can recommend someone who is located nearby and accepts your dental plan. Before committing to an appointment, be sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and his or her credentials. It is also advisable to discuss potential costs with your insurance provider before undergoing extensive dental procedures. If you don’t have a family dentist in Center City Philadelphia, check your local listings for available providers. In a crisis, go to your local hospital emergency room for care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City 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.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is very kind & pleasant all the time during my visits even in distress, they handled my situation & made me very comfortable & that’s every visit.
Tyrone B.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
Marlon B.
Clean office, short wait time
Margaret D.
I have had years of good experience. The hygienist gives you the most thorough cleaning ever!
John T.
I am one who is very nervous when it comes to having any type of dental work. The staff was very nice and patient with me. They explained every aspect of the work that needed to be done. I will […]
Sherry B.
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly!
Samantha K.
Friendly, comfortable, provide explainations. Consistent service throughout years.
Julia G.
Love Dr. Strestha and staff!!!
Lisa J.
Your technician is very thorough and reliable. You keep my teeth in good shape.
Joan G.
Long time problem with a crown resolved!
Kimberly U.
My hygienist is fantastic.
Michael D.
Took care of my problem quickly and was very professional and friendly. Also was in no pain and I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted.
Nakeisha S.
The hygienist, Helena, was very caring and thoughtful and kind, and also thorough and diligent with her work! The work she did in cleaning my teeth and gums was wonderful! She truly cares about her […]
Ronald C.
We have been going to Gentle Dental of Center City for over a year. The staff is amazing and accommodating. The dentist is friendly and responsive to our needs. We recommend them for services.
Jeremiah C.
Everyone was very nice and very professional, from Mary at the front desk to Helena the dental hygienist that treated me on this day.
Charles S.
Yes I would recommend this office to a friend or colleague. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable!
Sherry S.
Such a great staff and truly gentle as is their name!!
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Very friendly and took good care of me
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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