Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

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 West Chester, call Gentle Dental today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
I was taken on time. Service was quick and painless. I had a filling done and a cleaning the previous week. Everyone from the receptionist to the […]
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Caring, patient treatment. Answered all of my questions and kept me apprised of what was going on. Friendly, excellent and painless care. Very good!
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very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
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Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Always a good experience
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They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
I have finally found a dentist (Dr. Valentine) who is absolutely amazing. She is professional, sincere and efficient. I never leave her office […]
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I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Anonymous
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
I was able to get in the same day for a broken filling replacement. I was explained my options to fix the tooth along with the financial impact […]
Curt L.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Very accommodating
James K.
Friendly, accommodating, and most importantly the work that's been done on my teeth is fantastic. I could ask for anything more in a practice.
Wesley W.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
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Carolyn B.
very through
Beverly J.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
Dr. Valentine is very personable, and truly seems to care. She makes sure that you see your X-rays in order to understand exactly what may be an […]
Thomas S.
Painless!
Sharon R.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
polite and painless
Douglas L.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
I have been treated with respect from the front desk, Dentist to the paying of my bill. This is from a life long dentist hater who is no longer in […]
Nancy H.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
Great dentist, very personable and put me at ease right away. And that's saying something since you usually have to gas me before I'd let you near me.
Dusty T.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Great folks to be around during a trip to the dentist. Everything went perfectly! I was in and out before I knew it.
Chris T.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
I had a good experience this past Friday. I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Valentine. She did a great job. She is very nice and professional at the […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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