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

Seek Professional Advice for Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that emerge on the top and bottom gum line on either side of the back of the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25.  Many people experience complications that require wisdom teeth removal, while others get them removed to reduce the potential risks to their health. It can be difficult to tell if you have impacted wisdom teeth or if they are emerging properly. Your dentist has the tools necessary to help you monitor the emergence of your wisdom teeth and advise you on the steps to take based on their positioning. Talk to your dentist about your wisdom teeth to ensure the lifelong health and appearance of your mouth and teeth.

Wisdom teeth are difficult to reach, making them hard to clean. If the wisdom teeth are only partially erupted or emerge crooked, crevices may be created where bacteria and food debris can hide, raising the risk of infection, tooth decay, and gum disease. You will need to visit your family dentistry office on a routine basis to carefully monitor the positioning of your wisdom teeth and any potential threat to your health.

In some cases, an individual will not experience any pain, but wisdom teeth removal is still necessary to prevent the potential for damage. Wisdom teeth pain can be indicative of an infection or inflammation that can lead to serious damage if left untreated.

Your family dentistry professional can use special equipment to observe and monitor the positioning of your wisdom teeth. You may need wisdom teeth removal if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Pain around the back of the mouth or along the jaw line.
  • Headaches caused by wisdom teeth pain.
  • Red, swollen, bleeding, or tender gums.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth.

You could have impacted wisdom teeth if you have swelling, pain, or other symptoms around or near the back molars. Discuss potential wisdom teeth removal with your dentist to ensure that if they do need to be removed, the problem is caught early.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The Nurse and the Dentist were very good.
Velena L.
the entire staff was very pleasant and professional.
James J.
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.
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 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.
Had an emergency ; was seen within an hour of calling for appointment
David W.
Everyone was very nice. Amanda was super sweet.
Jessica M.
I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
Kriste L.
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.
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
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming!
Kharma H.
Other then the pain I had another pleasant visit.
Andrea M.
The hygienist was very concern of any discomfort & very informative.
Connie E.
Great visit,
Cheryl S.
Dr. Alexander and Amanda were wonderful! Amanda has great bedside manner and friendly conversation. Dr. Alexander provided great feedback on areas of […]
Teiquisha J.
The service was good and the atmosphere comfortable.
Derrald H.
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.
I was very well attended! The staff was friendly and extremely helpful.
Anonymous
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 dental technician who cared for me was excellent.
Janet P.
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 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
Dr. Tyler Sorensen explained options and costs clearly and then went about fixing my cracked tooth confidently and efficently. High marks.
Jonathan J.
The staff was friendly, efficient & knowledgable. Wait time was minimal
Delores N.
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 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.
Everyone was nice and the service was great
Annette P.
Tyler & staff ... the very best dental staff ever.
Peggy B.
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.
Pleasant experience, very professional, no complaints
Jermaine T.
Great team at Gentle Dental. Everyone was personable and efficient. Very little pain.
Rebecca F.
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
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.
Everyone was very friendly & answered all questions & concerns.
Connie E.
The staff there is awesome.
Stacey M.
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 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
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.
Timely appointment service
Jerome A.
Am very pleased with the quality of service at Gentle dental . Dr . Naga is great as is the technicians and staff .
Anonymous
On time appointment. Friendly and professional staff. Polite and pleasant.
Rohmane S.
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 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.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
Very nice.
Theodore M.
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.
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.
Clean facility. Attentive to comfort level during dental cleanings and procedures. Easy to make appointments, not waiting weeks and weeks for […]
Anonymous
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.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
Our Location