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

Emergency Dentists in Center City Philadelphia

We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (215) 941-5634.

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (215) 941-5634

A dental emergency is often very painful; an agonizing toothache or uncomfortable sense of pressure creates a desperate need for relief that leaves you asking, “How can I find emergency dental care near me?” Knowing where to go and who to call for emergency dental treatment is critical for alleviating symptoms and preventing further damage to your dental health.

Where to Find an Emergency Dentist

When an emergency strikes, there’s no need to suffer; waiting to see if the problem goes away on its own can lead to unnecessary complications. Our emergency dentists in Center City Philadelphia can provide comprehensive emergency dental care during office hours. Please call us during regular business hours to schedule an appointment for emergency dental treatment. Our skilled emergency dentists will do their best to see you as soon as possible. Our office offers emergency treatment for patients experiencing dental swelling or bleeding. Our goal is to diagnose your problem, resolve your pain and determine if further treatment is needed to prevent the condition from recurring.

What Are Emergency Dental Services?

Emergency dental care includes any type of urgent dental care service that is required to immediately relieve a severe toothache, repair structural damage, or address other problems that could become more serious or result in permanent damage if treatment is postponed. Our emergency dentists in Center City Philadelphia can treat accidental injuries and provide temporary restorations as needed. Additional emergency dental services that our office provides during regular business hours include:

  • Treatment of toothaches and other causes of oral pain and pressure that arise from tooth decay or injuries
  • Emergency tooth extraction
  • Emergency tooth repair for chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth
  • Management of wisdom tooth pain and minor swelling
  • Restoration of lost or loose fillings or crowns
  • Pain, broken brackets, and displaced wires related to orthodontic devices
  • Treatment of dental infections

When to Get Emergency Dental Treatment

I’m not sure if I really need emergency dental care. When should I contact an emergency dentist in Center City Philadelphia?

You may need to obtain emergency services if you are suffering from any of the following dental conditions and symptoms:

Broken or Fractured Teeth

It’s important to treat a fractured or broken tooth quickly to avoid infection or further structural damage. If your broken tooth has a jagged edge, cover it with dental wax to avoid cutting your cheek or tongue, and call our office so that we can see you as soon as possible.

Knocked-Out Teeth

Emergency dentists can often re-implant knocked-out teeth if patients get help quickly. Locate all tooth fragments, and gently try to place the tooth back into its socket after rinsing it with warm water. Hold the tooth by its crown only. Call us for further instructions.

Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure

Severe toothache has a number of causes and should not be ignored, especially if it’s accompanied by pressure sensations, fever, earache or other symptoms.

Tooth Sensitivity

While minor tooth sensitivity may not require urgent dental care, sudden or severe sensitivity can sometimes be caused by a tooth fracture or gum infection.

Dental Decay (Cavities)

Dental decay leading to large cavities can expose the tooth root and cause severe toothache. Our emergency dentists can provide pain relief and determine what type of treatment is needed to repair the damaged tooth.

Abscessed Tooth

Trauma, gum disease and tooth decay can lead to an abscess or infection at the root of a tooth. Symptoms include severe toothache, tooth sensitivity, fever, foul breath, swollen glands in your neck, facial and gum swelling and open or draining sores on or near your gums. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious complications, so treatment should not be postponed.

Lost or Loose Fillings

Lost or loose fillings can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain and make your tooth more vulnerable to damage and decay. Call us as soon as possible to schedule treatment.

Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations

A broken crown or lost restoration isn’t just a cosmetic problem. It leaves affected teeth more vulnerable to damage. Our dentists can provide a temporary or permanent solution to protect your tooth and keep your beautiful smile intact.

Orthodontic Pain or Injuries

Pain and injury caused by metal braces is not uncommon. If you experience orthodontic pain or other problems, we can relieve symptoms and help stabilize your braces to prevent further injury.

Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can cause serious damage to tooth enamel over time. When it becomes an urgent problem, emergency dentists can reinforce worn enamel and create night guards to alleviate nighttime bruxism.

Sinus Pressure

The relationship between sinus pressure and tooth pain is complex. If you are experiencing both symptoms at the same time, it’s important to rule out dental causes such as infection or problems with impacted wisdom teeth.

How to Handle More Serious Problems

I am worried that my injury or condition may be serious. Should I get emergency dental care near me or call 911?

Some conditions require more immediate or more specialized treatment than an emergency visit can provide. If you are suffering from any of the following, call your oral surgeon, your primary care physician or 911, or visit the nearest hospital emergency room at once.

  • Severe swelling of your face or gums
  • Severe bleeding
  • Sudden injuries to your face, head, teeth or jaw

How Much Do Dental Emergency Visits Cost?

The cost of emergency care depends on a variety of factors, so it is different for every patient. Your total charges will depend on what types of treatments are needed to resolve your symptoms. For example, emergency surgeries performed by oral surgeons will cost more than conservative treatment provided by emergency dentists. Emergency care without insurance can put an unexpected strain on your budget, but our emergency dentists offer a number of financing options, accept most major insurance plans and accept major credit cards. And if you don’t have insurance, no problem; we offer our DentRite® discount plan. DentRite® is not dental insurance, but a discount dental plan that provides significant savings on dental procedures. Contact us for more information.

If I need help at night or on a weekend, how can I find an affordable emergency dental office near me?

The type of emergency treatment you need depends on the severity of your pain and other symptoms or the type of injury you have sustained. If it’s after-hours or on a weekend and you need immediate help for a serious injury, it may be best to seek care at the nearest hospital or call 911. If you have severe symptoms or are unsure of the seriousness of your condition, it’s better to be safe and get treatment immediately than to risk permanent damage or serious complications by waiting. When you need to reach our emergency dentists in Center City Philadelphia during regular business hours, please call us.

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

Open the 1st Saturday of each month.

Phone: (215) 941-5634
Fax: (215) 732-3805
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  • 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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