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

An Inside Look at the Excellence of X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, some oral diseases are just not visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays are such an important part of dental care. Dental X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems at their earliest stages, such as cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and some types of tumors. With early detection, you can get the treatment you need before problems have a chance to develop.

It’s important to realize that dental X-rays are only taken when necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Their frequency depends on the individual’s dental health, signs of dental problems, age, and risk for oral disease.

While some people worry about the radiation exposure from X-rays, there really is no need for concern. Modern technology has reduced radiation levels to miniscule amounts. For almost 25 years, the American Dental Association has published recommendations to help family dentistry practices make sure that radiation exposure is as low as effectively possible. In addition, dentists take numerous safety precautions like protective aprons and collars to protect patients from radiation. They also make any exposure as brief as possible by using digital X-rays or the fastest film speeds available.

The true value of dental X-rays lies in the way they discover dental problems before they have a chance to develop. If you don’t catch these issues early, even the latest technology and an affordable dentist can’t save you from the pain, time, and expense of treating them after they’ve worsened.

As you can see, dental X-rays show the big picture on your dental health and play a valuable role in good dental care.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Allentown, call Gentle Dental 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.

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Patient Reviews
As always everyone was kind and efficient.
Elain A.
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 […]
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I was completely satisfied with the dental procedure I had done on 9/4/2014.
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I was very satisfied.
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I am very pleased with the services that were provided to me!
Sharon W.
My teeth are beautifully clean! Another great visit to Gentle Dental!
Christina P.
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 […]
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The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
My dental hygienist was awesome, Donielle was very sweet and personable.
Timothy B.
The office staff is always pleasant and helpful.
Deborah C.
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 […]
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Knowledgeable and friendly
Raymond W.
My hygentist is the best
Anonymous
Gentle as Dental work can be.
Abraham S.
Everyone was friendly and knowledgable.
Anonymous
The office staff is always nice. They stay very close to appointment times without making you feel rushed.
Katelyn M.
I felt like I was truly taken care of
Carol B.
A+ service you guys rock.....
Annette R.
everything was excellent and Geri (sp?) was especially thouough and helpful.
David L.
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.
short wait times .Drs. very through.
Daniel C.
Everyone here is very friendly and they explain all the procedures carefully.
Kathleen M.
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
It was great, as always.
Dorothy L.
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.
Friendly staff. No waiting.
Anonymous
The care was very good. I thought the staff was friendly and caring to their patients.
Courtney F.
Everything was completed as was quoted.
Frederick S.
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.
Nice customer service and easy to leave smiling
Jeff P.
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.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
Great results. No pain. Professional
Kenneth W.
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.
Very happy on how good I was treated and honesty on the doctors part
Juan M.
excellent and very professional!
David L.
Great place and people
Angela H.
Very thorough process and all all staff is friendly and professional!!
Catherine P.
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.
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.
:) great job
Angela H.
Amazing staff, awesome service, would recommend to anyone
Steven M.
everything was fine; Gerri did an excellent cleaning!
David L.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
The service was excellent and the dentists are great. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Amanda F.
Dr Minetola was excellent and knowledge...will refer him to friends
Raymond W.
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  • 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
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