Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Finding Relief from the Pain of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Those who are familiar with the sharp, stinging discomfort that sometimes follows a bite or sip of something hot or cold will certainly testify to the aggravation and sometimes agony that tooth sensitivity can cause. Frequently resulting from exposure of a tooth’s dentin, having sensitive teeth is something that can take all of the pleasure out of eating and drinking foods that are otherwise adored. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken to greatly reduce the pain those with tooth sensitivity have to endure.

To determine whether tooth pain is the result of tooth sensitivity or another, perhaps more serious, problem it is always wise to pay a visit to a qualified, affordable dentist in Thorndale. A dental care professional will be able to check for the hallmarks of dentin exposure and do a bit of diagnostic testing to isolate the cause of the pain. In some cases, tooth sensitivity is the result of a cavity or gingivitis, both of which call for specific treatments. But, it may be that sensitive teeth are really due to the erosion of enamel or recession of gums that has caused dentin and root exposure.

If it turns out that a patient’s sensitivity is due to exposed dentin, several techniques exist that can help minimize discomfort. Family dentistry professionals have the ability to perform in-office dental care treatments that include the application of fluoride varnish to strengthen tooth enamel and the use of fluoride foam or gels in conjunction with bite trays. A dentist in Thorndale may choose instead to apply bonding agents as a means to seal the dentin and block exposure to irritants.

Patients can also pursue one or more available home dental care techniques that are likely to lessen the pain resulting from tooth sensitivity. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush together with toothpaste products that are low in abrasives can be a great place to start. It may also be worthwhile to use specialized toothpaste products formulated to help soothe inflamed nerve endings. Regular use of highly concentrated fluoride toothpastes obtained directly from a dentist in Thorndale can also work to strengthen the surfaces of sensitive teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
William L.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
The visit went well
James T.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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