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

When Oral Surgery Is the Best Dental Decision

So many people require oral surgery that it has become the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. today. Discover the many ways that oral surgeons can help you.

When It’s Time to Be Treated by Oral Surgeons

In general, a dentist in West Chester is sufficient for most simple dental procedures. But when your simple needs become serious, you may require the surgical solutions only offered through oral surgery. When this happens, your dentist in West Chester will refer you to any oral surgeons in your area who can treat your specific needs.

Cases and Causes for Oral Surgery

Your dentist in West Chester will refer you to oral surgeons for several different reasons. Because some of these procedures can be costly, many oral surgeons today offer financing options and payment plans to make oral surgery a more affordable dental care treatment for you. Oral surgery is usually required if you experience any of these issues:

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

How to Heal after Oral Surgery

Once your procedure is over, you will be given specific instructions for the recovery period and follow-up care. It’s important to closely follow these directions to help you heal properly. Some general guidelines for recovering from oral surgery include:

  • Not brushing or rinsing your teeth for 12 hours after surgery, and then staying away from the surgical area once you’re able to brush again
  • Avoiding too much talking, eating, and drinking for two hours after the procedure
  • Easing back into eating by choosing very soft foods and clear liquids for 24 hours after surgery
  • Drinking plenty of cold or lukewarm liquids once any bleeding stops
  • Following your oral surgeon’s instructions for all prescribed pain medication
  • Calling your oral surgeons or dentist if you have ongoing pain or bleeding

To learn about our family dentistry practice in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. 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 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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Dr, Valentine & the Staff.
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Very professionally run office,my appointment was on time and the staff extremely helpful. I met Denise as I entered, she was so pleasant and courteous and a joy to talk with. Any fears of being in a […]
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Learned much.
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The customer service was great, I love my dental hygienist, she is the sweetest.
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I love Dr.Valentine and all the staff. They are very kind, and Dr.Valentine always recommends the right treatments without pushing unnecessary treatments.
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The staff was extremely quick, friendly, and helpful. The dentist (Dr. Valentine) and the dental hygienist took the time to explain everything and caused little to no pain during my cleaning, which […]
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The staff is always friendly and helpful.
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I appreciate the timely manner to get appointments ad the concern everyone has for the patient.
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I love the staff at Gentle Dental, everyone is always nice and helpful. Dr. Valentine is the best dentist I have ever had.
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Bruce N.
The Dental Hygenist was so nice and friendly. She made me feel less stressed about the Dental issues I’m having.
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The staff seem very knowledgeable and are very nice. The office is very clean and the equipment/practices used seem very up to date.
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The best dentist i have ever been to. They really care about you there like you are family.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • 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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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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