Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

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 Springfield, call Gentle Dental today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
It was my first time there. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Evaluated my needs and charted a long term program of care. Helped me with a […]
Charles S.
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
Jewlette S.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
Garrett N.
The dentist & staff are extremely personable & genuine.
Jennifer S.
I didn't have any work done yet but my new patient appointment was excellent. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and the doctor and his […]
Wendy F.
Quick and efficient.
Susan L.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
Anita B.
All the staff are extremely nice and will work with you to make you experience the best they can!!
Jaclyn B.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
I love Gentle Dental in Springfield. My two eldest children go there and they are wonderful with them. They don't rush through things are very […]
Carmen M.
I have gone to Gentle Dental for my dental care for over 10 years and I already have been recommending their wonderful dental care to family members […]
Deborah A.
Sadly, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist, Gentle Dental of Springfield makes your visit comfortable. Everyone is always pleasant....you can […]
Carolyn T.
The Office staff, Rudy, and Dr Hinrichsen make going to the dentist not so bad at all. Great team here that makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for […]
Mark G.
Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
Carolyn T.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
Jason G.
It was awesome the best Dentist I been to yet everyone was helpful and I loved the Dentist that I had I really think I finally found one that I liked […]
Michelle F.
Excellent service and staff.
Anonymous
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Everyone from the moment I first walked in was extremely friendly! As someone who gets a little nervous about going to the dentist, they put me at […]
Anonymous
Everyone was very friendly. Relaxed and pain free!
Michelle B.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
The staff is very helpful and respectful. They are very good with accomodating and I am glad to use this facility as my provider.
Stacey B.
The wait was minimal, the staff was friendly and they were able to do my cleaning and fill my cavities in one visit. Highly recommended!
Helen G.
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
Michelle B.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
Great service and excellent workmanship. Courteous and friendly staff, all very professional and knowledgeable. Nice and clean waiting room and […]
Harry W.
Excellent dentistry, very nice people.
Anonymous
It was a very pleasant experience. All of the staff were very kind and accommodating, and made sure that I was kept up to date on all the information […]
Ivy D.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
Beverly B.
I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
Michele R.
Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
Susan L.
Staff is excellent, professional, but also puts you at ease. They don't make you feel badly or scold you for not taking good care of your teeth.
Garrett N.
Great experience. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very thorough.
Richard C.
I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
Cynthia M.
My tooth flared up at 2 am, I hoped the pain would pass. Swelling took place and the pain increased. On a sat. morning @ 11 am I called for an appt. […]
Kevin C.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
I Thank you for the work that was done on Tuesday everything was well.I was a little nervous but you made me feel comfortable Thank you.
Rhonda W.
The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
Tatyana B.
Best dentist ever...Painless root canal, friendly staff and peaceful environment...
Taplah K.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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