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

Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in Allentown use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you the expense […]

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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

If you’re self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a great-looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a […]

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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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Patient Reviews
My dental hygienist was awesome, Donielle was very sweet and personable.
Timothy B.
My hygentist is the best
Anonymous
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 felt like I was truly taken care of
Carol B.
Very happy on how good I was treated and honesty on the doctors part
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Gentle as Dental work can be.
Abraham S.
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.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
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.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
I am very pleased with the services that were provided to me!
Sharon W.
Excellent service. I love gentle dental.
Franklin D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friendly staff. No waiting.
Anonymous
Everyone here is very friendly and they explain all the procedures carefully.
Kathleen M.
short wait times .Drs. very through.
Daniel C.
As always everyone was kind and efficient.
Elain A.
The office staff is always pleasant and helpful.
Deborah C.
everything was excellent and Geri (sp?) was especially thouough and helpful.
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.
My teeth are beautifully clean! Another great visit to Gentle Dental!
Christina P.
A+ service you guys rock.....
Annette R.
Knowledgeable and friendly
Raymond W.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
everything was fine; Gerri did an excellent cleaning!
David L.
The service was excellent and the dentists are great. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Amanda F.
Nice customer service and easy to leave smiling
Jeff 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.
excellent and very professional!
David L.
Dr Minetola was excellent and knowledge...will refer him to friends
Raymond W.
It was great, as always.
Dorothy L.
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.
:) great job
Angela H.
Everything was completed as was quoted.
Frederick S.
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.
I was completely satisfied with the dental procedure I had done on 9/4/2014.
Lena F.
Amazing staff, awesome service, would recommend to anyone
Steven M.
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 was very satisfied.
Joan B.
Great results. No pain. Professional
Kenneth W.
Everyone is very nice and , and they explain procedures, why they are needed and what the outcome will be.
Christina P.
Very thorough process and all all staff is friendly and professional!!
Catherine P.
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
Great place and people
Angela H.
The care was very good. I thought the staff was friendly and caring to their patients.
Courtney F.
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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