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

When Oral Surgery Is the Only Option

Did you know that oral surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States? See when oral surgery is the right treatment for you.

The Dentist’s Demand for Oral Surgeons

While your dentist in Thorndale will handle simple dental procedures, there are times when simple treatments are just not enough to repair your more serious or specialized needs. These cases demand the surgical solutions that only oral surgery can provide. When this happens, your dentist in Thorndale will refer you to oral surgeons in your area who can treat your specific needs.

The Need for Oral Surgery

There are many different reasons why your dentist in Thorndale would send you to oral surgeons for care. Since some of these procedures can be costly, most oral surgeons offer special payment options to make oral surgery an affordable dental care option. Oral surgery is usually required if you experience any of these issues:

  • Complications from simple tooth extractions
  • Serious damage to face or jaw due to trauma, injury, or accident
  • Decayed or worn-down teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Removing teeth with long-curved roots
  • Taking out teeth surrounded by extremely dense bone

Help with Healing after Oral Surgery

After any oral surgery, you will receive detailed instructions for recovery and follow-up. It’s important to closely follow these directions to help you heal properly. Some general guidelines for recovering from oral surgery include:

  • Avoiding too much talking, eating, and drinking for two hours after the procedure
  • Easing back into eating by only having clear liquids and very soft foods for the first 24 hours after surgery
  • Drinking plenty of cold or lukewarm liquids once any bleeding stops
  • Not brushing or rinsing your teeth for around 12 hours after surgery, and then being careful to avoid the surgical area once you’re able to brush again
  • Following your oral surgeon’s instructions for any prescribed pain medications
  • Calling your oral surgeon or dentist immediately if you experience persistent pain or bleeding

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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 11 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
The visit went well
James T.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
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.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
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
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.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
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.
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
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.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
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
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
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 did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
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.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
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.
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
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
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.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
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.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
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.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
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.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
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.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
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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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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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