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

General Dentists in Allentown

Seeing a general dentist in Allentown for regular checkups can prevent minor dental issues from becoming serious. If you want to achieve a healthy and radiant smile, it may be time to set up your dental exam and cleaning with our office.

Why Is It Important to See a Dentist?

Visiting a general dentist for routine exams and cleanings can stop minor dental issues from becoming serious. Without regularly scheduled cleanings, tooth decay and tartar build up in the teeth, causing cavities. Once decay has damaged a tooth, it must be fixed with a tooth filling or other method. While general dentists offer a wide range of comprehensive services, their ultimate goal is to help patients achieve lifelong dental health, eliminating the need for costly, time-consuming procedures.

Can You Tell Me the Role of a General Dentist?

Your general dentist is the medical professional you’ll visit most often for dental care. General dentists provide a variety of valuable dentistry services, including cleanings, tooth fillings, and routine exams. At your appointment, the dentist will take X-rays of your mouth and screen your teeth and gums for serious conditions. If you need further treatment, general dentists are typically the ones who administer the procedure. Give our general dental office a call if you have questions about our services.

General Dentistry Services

We provide comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, helping them achieve their best smiles. Here are the general dentistry services we currently offer.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

Should I Frequently Visit a General Dentist Near Me?

Each patient has a unique dental situation, so how many appointments are necessary will vary from person to person. While healthy people usually need to see a dentist every six months, those with more complicated dental problems may require multiple follow-up visits.

What Will My Dental Appointment Cost?

Many people are concerned about financial matters when visiting a dentist general practice. Typically, the total charges for your visit will depend on what treatment is administered and whether you have insurance.

How Do Dentists Clean Teeth?

Regular tooth cleanings are the only way to keep your teeth free of damaging tooth decay. Dentists and dental hygienists use a variety of cleaning instruments that can reach areas that a regular toothbrush and floss cannot. Receiving a professional cleaning protects your mouth from conditions like cavities and gingivitis. Give us a call today to set up your exam and cleaning.

How Long Do Dental Appointments Last?

Most routine dental examinations and cleanings take approximately 30-60 minutes. However, more intensive dental care may take several hours to complete. Call our general family dentistry office if you are concerned about the length of a scheduled procedure.

How to Prepare for Your Dental Appointment

Preparing for your visit ahead of time can help you feel less stressed on your appointment day. Research the details of your insurance plan, and gather information about your medical history and prescriptions. It also helps to arrive a few minutes early, which allows you to get settled. If you feel nervous, let one of our staff members know. We’ll do our best to help you feel relaxed.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In Allentown, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and prevent […]

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Crowns

If you are looking for a designer smile, or you need to strengthen a damaged tooth, ask our dentist about a tooth crown.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Allentown may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Implants

Finding the right provider for dental implants in Allentown can be a real challenge. We take pride in offering the most affordable dental implants for our patients and deliver top-quality dental services designed to resolve your problems quickly and effectively. […]

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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

Anyone who has lost many or all of their teeth, or whose teeth are diseased, needs dentures. Not only do they provide you with a beautiful smile, they provide structural support for the jaw and help you to speak more […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Allentown 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 Allentown 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 surrounding the […]

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Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth strong, your gums in good health, and your smile sparkling requires regular oral hygiene practices. Daily dental care at home is one component of a healthy smile, but you also need to get regular professional dental treatment. […]

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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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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 Allentown will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope […]
Cheryl O.
Everyone is very nice and treat me with respect
Annette B.
Experience was good, but everything simply met my expectations. A 10 would be a result of the office exceeding my expectations in a positive way.
Thomas C.
prompt professional service
Nancy E.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
Geri is a great hygienist!
Amy K.
Feel that Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola are very courteous and very competent.
Nancy K.
I have been a patient of Dr. Minetola for many years. He is a thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate dentist and I never have less than excellent care from him and his staff. Although this last […]
Michael V.
The dentists and the staff are excellent at what they do.
Kathleen D.
Prompt professional genuine care.
David J.
Like my dentist and my hygienist
Andrea B.
Dental tech was super and very personable. I have always been attended very close to appointed time of visit
Diane P.
Professional demeanor
Jean K.
Professional Dental Care.
Jean K.
Good dental care.
Rory K.
Courteous, timely, cleanliness, and friendly people, plus does a good job on my teeth.
Lois H.
Dr M is wonderful: kind, friendly, calming. My appointments are always on time and o leave feeling great.
Mary M.
In time service, no waiting. Friendly, thorough hygenist. Offered teeth maintenance info. Friendly staff. Dentist was aware and mentioned previous work done. Inquired about current status. Pleasant […]
Margaret P.
The dentist was very gentle, not harsh at all, friendly and professional.
Elizabeth M.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. – 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (610) 616-3593
Fax: (610) 439-1771
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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
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