WeLCOME BACK!

We plan to return June 1, 2020, with limited services and procedures.

We Provide Complete Dental Care To Patient Of All Ages.

At our practice, we strongly believe in comprehensive treatment planning, preventive dental care, and optimal dental health rather than just the “cosmetic” treatments. We believe that your optimal dental health is achieved by maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile. We do our best to provide emergency dental care same day and most of the comprehensive dental care in our office as convenient to our patients. We have been in the location for more than 60 years and have been providing dental services to Collingdale, Aldan, Clifton heights, Glenolden, Springfield, Swarthmore, Chester, Havertown, Darby, Delaware, Philadelphia county and its suburban areas. We treat our patients like we would like to be treated. Please give our office a call to help us to help you.

For an Appointment Please Call – 610-583-3454

**Emergency Exam and X-ray ONLY $75

**If you are immunocompromised or a senior citizen ask for Friday appointments!

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Meet Us

Meet The GANG!

 

Kanwal aftab, DDS

known as Dr. Connie, graduated from New York University in 2010.  She completed her GPR at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York.  She attended Villanova University for undergraduate.  Dr. Connie enjoys watching college basketball and in her free time works out.  Dr. Connie is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Donna Horne, RDH

is a graduate of West Catholic High School and the Philadelphia Community College Dental Hygiene program. She has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. She grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and now resides in Glenolden with her husband and daughters. She likes to go camping and fishing with her family and going to her children’s sporting events keeps her busy.

RUTH A. PRATTS

is known as the “Insurance Queen.”  Ruth has been working in the dental field for more than 30 years.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

JaQUILLE HINTON

began his dental career in 2014 as front desk.  Currently, he is going to school to become a dental hygienist.  Mr. Jaquille is a die hard EAGLES FAN!

 

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Managing Toothache

In the meantime, till you are able to see the dentist you might consider the following options FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF

A toothache most of the time is due to infection and or inflammation/swelling. Anything that can reduce the infection and swelling can help to relieve the pain. Pain is excruciating most of the time.

  1. You might take Motrin or Tylenol extra strength over the counter as needed for pain and may alternate them to get some relief as these medicines act differently to relieve pain.  Taking Motrin and Tylenol alternatively every 6 to 8 hrs as directed by the physician has the profound effect than taking just one kind.  ( Be considerate of other medical conditions that you might have which can cause side effects of taking the medicine, consult your physician if you are not aware of it)
  2. Clove oil or Eugenol oil containing products over the counter (like CVS a pharmacy TOOTHACHE) is very soothing for the tooth that causes pain. It usually subsides pain significantly and is also a main content for lot of dental treatment medicament.
  3. You might want to do salt water rinse/peroxide or Listerine that can keep the area of the infected tooth as clean as possible.  Usually, the infection has an acid environment where the bacteria can grow so creating a neutral or basic environment prevents the growth of bacteria.
  4. THINGS THAT CAN MAKE PAIN WORSE OR BETTER TO BE AVOIDED:
    • DO NOT SMOKE Its not a good thing to smoke to relieve the pain. Smoking exaggerates the pain as the heat and smoke to some extent increases swelling of tissues and lets the bacteria grow further.
    • DO NOT PUT HOT PACK: It’s not good to put a hot pack as it might give temporary relief as the tissue is expanding due to heat and moisture and is allowing the infection to grow easily.
    • DO NOT SLEEP ON THE SAME SIDE WHERE THE TOOTH HURTS: as the pressure might help temporarily relieve the pain but it also pushes the infection to spread into the areas where there is less pressure and leading to spread of infection.

I HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES OF PAIN WITH TOOTH.

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