Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

When Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?

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An oral surgeon is a specially trained dentist who has completed four years of dental school plus an additional four years of hospital surgical residency. Oral surgeons are skilled in performing advanced dental procedures like dental implant placements and extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. They also treat facial injuries, broken jaws, knocked-out teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and cosmetic and restorative surgeries. When you have a dental problem that requires a specialist, your general dentist in Collingdale may refer you to an oral surgeon.

Oral surgeries and extensive dental procedures often require general anesthesia to prevent pain. 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 your surgery requires general anesthesia, you won’t be able to drive yourself home, so be sure to designate a driver to accompany you to your appointment. 


Finding an oral surgeon is usually not a difficult process. 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, check your local listings for available providers. If a sudden injury or other crisis situation occurs, go to your local hospital emergency room for treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. 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 Collingdale, 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 Collingdale.

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Patient Reviews
Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
Rochelle E.
Everyone was so polite and respectful the Dr. was very fast in and out but also did his job.
Najah S.
Very friendly and professional! Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone!
Alli M.
The dentist took the time to assure that I did not experience any pain. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it. The entire staff is very friendly
Cardella C.
Administrative staff & medical staff are all polite, professional, and thorough
Edith K.
I like the atmosphere and the staffing. They’re always caring and passionate in the work they do.
Monique J.
The staff is fantastic.
Valerie A.
Everyone is very nice the doctor is very gentle an amazing!
Kristin K.
I had a great experience at Gentle Dental. I did not have any insurance and Melissa offered me a 49.00 special. She was awesome very caring and helpful.
Foday M.
Customer service improved, staff is really welcoming and more assertive. They also seem to get patients in and out quicker since I left a few years ago and returned. Keep up the good work.
Ace
Thank you Gentle Dental of Collingdale for stepping up for kids for Give Kids A Smile week! Thank you for helping make sure that all children can get good oral health care to stay healthy!!
Colleen M.
The Staff is awesome! The service was great! Very professional and friendly
Vanessa L.
Love the family vibe
Aysia B.
I like going to gentle dental because everyone is friendly
Jadyn G.
Everything was Great!!!
Paul O.
The care i recieve is top notch and the professionalism of all the staff is outstanding…
Margaret W.
I have been going to this location for several years. I always have a good experience when I see the dental hygentist. She shows concern for her patients.
Xandra L.
cleanliness of facility. The entire staff are very kind and genuinely care about each patient. The hygenists and doctors are very knowledgeable about things in the mouth that are not your average […]
Pamela G.
Took very good care of my daughter and kept me informed on everything they had to do for her
Tajah B.
First time having this dentist and he was excellent! Very gentle, attentive and thorough! Staff was very friendly and personable! I promised them I wouldn’t be a flight risk!
Yolanda B.
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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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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