Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Addressing the Pain of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth Sensitivity

Anyone who has dealt with the pain of sensitive teeth knows how excruciating it can be to take a sip of hot coffee or bite into some frosty ice cream. This type of sensitivity is often caused by exposure of a tooth’s dentin, which in turn permits irritation of the underlying nerve. Fortunately, treatment for this type of discomfort is easily accessible, both at home and in at your dentist in Allentown. If you are among those dealing with sensitive teeth, the following information may just be the solution you have been seeking.

The only way to truly know if dental pain is the result of sensitive teeth or a more serious problem is to undergo a thorough examination by an affordable dentist at a reputable family dentistry practice. It may be that the pain felt is actually resulting from gum disease or an existing cavity. In either of those cases, a specialized course of treatment to eliminate the pain can be recommended by your dentist in Allentown.

But, if the discomfort is actually due to erosion of the enamel and exposure of the dentin, it is worthwhile for you to explore the available in-office or at-home dental care methods of treating the problem. An affordable dentist at Gentle Dental of Allentown will be able to utilize a varnish or foam containing fluoride supplements as a way to strengthen enamel and reduce exposure of the dentin. Alternatively, your family dentistry professional may choose to apply a bonding agent to help seal the surface of the dentin, which acts as a barrier to painful stimuli.

Effective home dental care for the treatment of tooth sensitivity includes things such as brushing with a very soft-bristled brush and toothpaste that is low in abrasive content. The use of commercially available toothpastes formulated specifically for sensitive teeth can also provide significant relief. Your dentist may even provide you with a special type of toothpaste containing a high concentration of fluoride intended boost the strength of your tooth enamel.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I never like going to the dentist until coming to Gentle Dental.. As I open the door Treat greeting from the ladies in the front windows.. Smiles […]
Jema G.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
The new person I had was very friendly and made sure I was ok during the procedure. The service I was there for was performed correctly & timely.
Janet K.
Everyone is very nice and , and they explain procedures, why they are needed and what the outcome will be.
Christina P.
everything was fine; Gerri did an excellent cleaning!
David L.
Finally a dentist that will do whats best for YOU! Dr. Minetola explained everything he was doing and made sure i was comfortable. The billing was […]
Peter C.
The service was excellent and the dentists are great. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Amanda F.
The staff and the doctor was friendly and courteous . I will def make this my dentist And will bring my son in also . I told my boyfriend about it […]
Luz F.
The office staff is always pleasant and helpful.
Deborah C.
my experience with the dentists, dental assistants, etc was wonderful. once I was in the room everything was friendly helpful and handled gently as I […]
Anonymous
everything was excellent and Geri (sp?) was especially thouough and helpful.
David L.
The office staff is always nice. They stay very close to appointment times without making you feel rushed.
Katelyn M.
As always everyone was kind and efficient.
Elain A.
Excellent service. I love gentle dental.
Franklin D.
I had some complicated dental work done, and was able to relax the whole time, because I have complete trust in Dr. Minetola.
Hillie C.
It was great, as always.
Dorothy L.
I am very pleased with the services that were provided to me!
Sharon W.
Everything was completed as was quoted.
Frederick S.
The care was very good. I thought the staff was friendly and caring to their patients.
Courtney F.
Very happy on how good I was treated and honesty on the doctors part
Juan M.
Very thorough process and all all staff is friendly and professional!!
Catherine P.
Staff was very friendly and they were able to save me time by fitting me in for a cleaning in addition to my x-rays on the same day. Dr. Minetola […]
Ronald H.
If you are looking for a dentist, no need to look anymore! This is an incredible practice and I recommend everyone coming to Gentle Dental. Dr. […]
Katie J.
My dental hygienist was awesome, Donielle was very sweet and personable.
Timothy B.
My appointment was scheduled for 8:50, but the dentist didn't come in until 9:20. At first I was upset, then I realized how thorough he was and that […]
Dawn S.
Friendly staff. No waiting.
Anonymous
Great people doing great things! Also Dr. Minetola is the man and will never go to another dentist while he is still practicing! He explains things […]
Brandon K.
short wait times .Drs. very through.
Daniel C.
Gentle as Dental work can be.
Abraham S.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
Dr Minetola was excellent and knowledge...will refer him to friends
Raymond W.
Everyone was friendly and knowledgable.
Anonymous
I was very satisfied.
Joan B.
Great place and people
Angela H.
A+ service you guys rock.....
Annette R.
Nice customer service and easy to leave smiling
Jeff P.
Awesome experience couldn't have asked for a better one Heather and Dr. Minetola are very professional and made me feel comfortable from the second I […]
Brandon K.
From the time that I arrived to the time that I left the office everyone I encountered was very courteous, concerned & friendly. I liked Dr. Minetola […]
Patricia B.
I was completely satisfied with the dental procedure I had done on 9/4/2014.
Lena F.
Great results. No pain. Professional
Kenneth W.
Amazing staff, awesome service, would recommend to anyone
Steven M.
Knowledgeable and friendly
Raymond W.
Everyone here is very friendly and they explain all the procedures carefully.
Kathleen M.
:) great job
Angela H.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
My teeth are beautifully clean! Another great visit to Gentle Dental!
Christina P.
I felt like I was truly taken care of
Carol B.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
My hygentist is the best
Anonymous
excellent and very professional!
David L.
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 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
Our Location