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General Dentistry

High quality, comprehensive care from students and faculty using the latest techniques and technologies in dental medicine.

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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics combines cutting edge technology with advanced dentistry to repair and replace chipped, damaged, or missing teeth.

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Periodontics

Periodontists provide services for patients with gum disease or other conditions of the gums.

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Pediatrics

We understand how important dental care is to you and your children and can take care of your entire family’s dental needs.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontic services aren't just about straightening teeth, or bite corrections, it's about maintaining your dental health.

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Endodontics

With faculty highly respected in the field of endodontics, receive exceptional, cutting-edge care in our state-of-the-art facility

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What Our Patients Say

“At my first experience at the Penn Dental Medicine clinic, they were on time, personable, and exceptionally thorough. The medical history they took was the most thorough I ever had at a dental visit. They were patient and willing to answer any questions. I was assigned a dentist (student) who was friendly and concerned about all my worries. If the rest of the procedures go this well, I will feel that I have made a particularly good choice.”

– John

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of care and knowledge of the student dentist who I saw. She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable with the procedures being performed at every step of my care. I usually am nervous about going to the dentist, but am actually looking forward to my next appointment.”

– Alexa

“At my first experience at the Penn Dental Medicine clinic, they were on time, personable, and exceptionally thorough. The medical history they took was the most thorough I ever had at a dental visit. They were patient and willing to answer any questions. I was assigned a dentist (student) who was friendly and concerned about all my worries. If the rest of the procedures go this well, I will feel that I have made a particularly good choice.”

– John

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of care and knowledge of the student dentist who I saw. She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable with the procedures being performed at every step of my care. I usually am nervous about going to the dentist, but am actually looking forward to my next appointment.”

– Alexa

Schedule a Visit

Contact us today to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving you and addressing all your dental needs.

Our Location

Penn Dental Medicine

Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104



Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday -- 8 am to 5 pm
Monday, Wednesday – 8 am to 8 pm
Make an Appointment 215-898-8965
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Parking Location

4001 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(above Fresh Grocer at 40th & Walnut Streets)

Penn Dental at University City

3401 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Monday-Thursday 7am - 7pm

Friday 8am - 5pm

Alternating Saturday Hours 8am-5pm

Call to Make an Appointment: 215-573-8400

New Location Coming July 1:

3737 Market St. Suite 1000

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tooth Extraction-Vs-Root-Canal-Treatment

Tooth Extraction vs. Root Canal Treatment?

  • Penn Dental Author Penn Dental Medicine
  • Penn Dental Meta Tag after root canal treatment, alternatives to tooth extraction, are root canals worth it,
  • Pen Dental Blog Date 16th Jul, 2018
After root canal treatment, you’ll start noticing the benefits. If you’re suffering a serious tooth infection, there are two common ways to alleviate the pain: tooth extraction vs root canal treatment. Many patients see tooth extraction as the more simple and affordable choice of the two, but that’s not always the case. If you’re seeking alternatives to tooth extraction, then consider root canal treatment. Why Choose Root Canal Treatment? Root canal treatment vs extraction cost Root canal treatment holds several advantages over tooth extraction, cost being one them. While the upfront costs of root canal therapy are higher, tooth extractions often lead to long-term costs. When you get a tooth extraction, you’ll typically be required to get a dental bridge or implant to hold the place of the missing tooth. Some people consider a tooth replacement as unnecessary, but that depends on your specific case. Aside from aesthetics, a gap in your teeth creates an imbalance in the structure of your mouth that can become impossible to correct. That is because the stomatognathic system (comprised of your facial muscles, teeth, nerves, etc) compensates naturally for the missing tooth, with other teeth gradually moving to take its place over time. A replacement tooth or bridge is essential…
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