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

Why X-Rays are Excellent at Detecting Dental Problems

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