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

General Dentists in Center City Philadelphia

Visiting a general dentist regularly is essential to long-term dental health. When you visit a general family dentistry practice regularly, you’ll be on your way to a lifetime of healthy teeth.

What Are General Dentists?

General dentists help maintain the health of your teeth and gums, providing regular dental exams and treatment for common dental problems. Rather than providing just one type of dentistry, a general dentist offers comprehensive care that can help preserve your oral health.

What Can General Dentists Do?

A general dentist’s goal is to help patients of all ages achieve excellent oral health. When you visit our general dental office, you’ll receive a thorough oral exam and any necessary dental treatment, such as a filling or tooth cleaning. You’ll also receive information about the proper way to care for your teeth, including brushing and flossing. General dentists can also treat toothaches and other dental conditions, so give our office a call if you’re experiencing discomfort.

General Dentistry Services

Our office provides comprehensive general dentistry care, including many types of exams and procedures that can improve your oral health. Here are the general dentistry services you’ll find at our modern facility:

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Most healthy patients require a dental checkup every six months. However, your age, existing oral health conditions, and other factors will determine how often you must visit the dentist.

How Much Do Dental Visits Cost?

Every patient’s needs are different, so the cost of a dental visit will vary from person to person. The type of treatments needed and your insurance coverage will determine your total charges.

How Can I Visit a General Dentist Near Me?

Setting up an initial dental appointment is easy – simply call our office to speak to one of our staff members. We’ll help you find a date and time that fits within your schedule.

How Long Do Dental Appointments Last?

A routine checkup at a dentist general practice typically lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. However, your appointment may last longer if you require extensive oral procedures. Your dentist will offer information about the anticipated appointment length during your visit.

Preparing for a Dental Appointment at Our Practice

Visiting a dentist should be a positive experience. To make sure you’re ready for your appointment, gather any information about your insurance or medications and have them ready ahead of time. Arrive early, and be sure to let your dentist know if you’re experiencing discomfort or anxiety.

Why Is Visiting a Dentist Necessary?

Regular checkups with our general dentist in Center City Philadelphia are critical to your oral health. Without a dental exam, you may not know if your teeth and gums are being damaged by disease and decay. When left untreated, dental problems can become time-consuming and costly to repair. Don’t neglect your dental health – give us a call today to make an 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 Center City Philadelphia, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath […]

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Crowns

Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in Center City Philadelphia use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Center City 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 […]

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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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Dentures

If you’re self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a great-looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Center City 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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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Center City Philadelphia is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue […]

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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 Center City Philadelphia dentist will perform the screening during […]

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Oral Hygiene

Do you want to achieve a glowing, fresh-feeling smile? If so, it may be time to establish a good oral hygiene regimen. Keeping your teeth and gums clean can prevent a host of dental problems, including bad breath, gum disease, […]

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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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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our Center City Philadelphia dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking […]

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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 Center City Philadelphia will make the tooth […]

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Tyler Sorensen explained options and costs clearly and then went about fixing my cracked tooth confidently and efficently. High marks.
Jonathan J.
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.
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.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
The staff was friendly, efficient & knowledgable. Wait time was minimal
Delores N.
On time appointment. Friendly and professional staff. Polite and pleasant.
Rohmane S.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Other then the pain I had another pleasant visit.
Andrea M.
Everyone was very friendly & answered all questions & concerns.
Connie E.
Had an emergency ; was seen within an hour of calling for appointment
David W.
The hygienist was very concern of any discomfort & very informative.
Connie E.
Clean facility. Attentive to comfort level during dental cleanings and procedures. Easy to make appointments, not waiting weeks and weeks for […]
Anonymous
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
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.
I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
Kriste L.
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.
the entire staff was very pleasant and professional.
James J.
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.
The service was good and the atmosphere comfortable.
Derrald H.
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 staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming!
Kharma H.
The dental technician who cared for me was excellent.
Janet P.
Tyler & staff ... the very best dental staff ever.
Peggy B.
The Nurse and the Dentist were very good.
Velena L.
Am very pleased with the quality of service at Gentle dental . Dr . Naga is great as is the technicians and staff .
Anonymous
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.
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.
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 […]
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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.
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.
Pleasant experience, very professional, no complaints
Jermaine T.
Everyone was nice and the service was great
Annette P.
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.
Very nice.
Theodore 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 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
Great visit,
Cheryl S.
Timely appointment service
Jerome A.
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.
Everyone was very nice. Amanda was super sweet.
Jessica M.
Great team at Gentle Dental. Everyone was personable and efficient. Very little pain.
Rebecca F.
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 […]
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Phone: (215) 941-5634
Fax: (215) 732-3805
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  • 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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