A Legacy of Excellence since 1948


Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Have questions about your dental care? Want to know more about Gentling Dental Care specifically? Whatever you need to know concerning you and your family’s smiles, we’re sure we have the answers! Below, our team has answered some of the most popular questions we receive every day. Read over this page, and if you still have a question for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How Often Should I see the Dentist?

We recommend that patients of all ages should attend at least 2 checkup and cleaning appointments every year. This allows us to keep a close eye on your dental health and catch any problems you might have as early as possible. 

Can I Bring My Child to Gentling Dental Care?

Yes! We’ve served entire families since we first opened our doors in 1948! Whether you have a toddler, teenager, or someone in between at home, your child is always welcome through our doors. We have the age-appropriate services for growing smiles at every stage of development, and we make sure they always feel comfortable and relaxed in our office. 

I'm Really Nervous about Visiting the Dentist. Can you Help?

Certainly! Our warm and friendly atmosphere is usually all patients need to feel comfortable in our office, but for those who could use a little extra help, nitrous oxide sedation is always available. All a patient has to do is inhale the odorless gas to feel completely relaxed in just a matter of minutes. Let us know if you think it would help at you or your child’s next appointment! 

I Haven't been to the Dentist for a LONG Time...Can you Still Help Me?

Yes! If you’re dealing with numerous decayed, broken, and missing teeth, we can easily get your oral health back on track with a full-mouth reconstruction. This is a personalized treatment plan we’ll design just for you that combines multiple procedures into one smile-resurrecting process. With it, your teeth will be looking and feeling like new in no time! 

One of My Teeth Hurts...What Should I Do?

First, rinse and floss around the tooth to dislodge any stray food particles that might be stuck and causing the pain. If this doesn’t help, or if the pain is overwhelming, go ahead and give Gentling Dental Care a call. We’ll schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible (even the same day if necessary) so we can get you out of pain and fix your tooth right away.

Is it Possible to Finance my Dental Care?

Yes! You can sign up for a low-to-no interest financing plan right through our website. We work with CareCredit, and they offer plans designed to suit every budget, all without hidden fees or surprise charges. You can learn more on our New Patients page. 

Meet Your
Award-Winning Doctors

A Qualified Team of Dentists Dedicated to Your Smile

At Gentling Dental Care, we strongly believe that four heads are better than one – that’s why our dental office features a team of knowledgeable doctors who all bring unique strengths and skills to the table! At the same time, they share a similar passion for trustworthy, family-friendly dentistry that always adheres to very high clinical standards. To put it simply, they never perform care that they wouldn’t recommend to their very own loved ones.

Dr. Ryan Henrichsen

Dr. Phil Pattee

Dr. Melissa McColloch

Dr. Erich Eichwald

Dr. Scott Gruwell

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The Proof is in Our Patients

“Gentling staff graciously fit me into a busy day for a tooth pain emergency. The dentist and assistant quickly found the problem, applied a temporary fix and gave me a treatment plan for follow up. Everyone clearly knew what they were doing. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. All good here!”

- George D.

“I had a wonderful experience during my recent visit. The staff were not only friendly and professional but also genuinely cared about me as both a person and a patient. They consistently take the time to get to know you, your family, and your care needs. Additionally, the services provided were top-notch. Overall, I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for exceptional care.”

- Joe D.

“I had chipped the corner of my front tooth when I was a kid and had a composite filling that time really took a toll on. So, I got an appointment scheduled to get a new filling! Dr. Melissa and Kristie did a wonderful, efficient, and painless job on my tooth. They matched the color and shape perfectly. You can't even tell I have a filling! Thanks for your great work!”

- Meredith M.

“Gentling 's dentists and staff are all very kind, patient, and friendly. Our entire family agreed upon a five star rating for Gentling. We highly recommend Gentling for any family, kids and adults.”

- Todd Z.

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