The Philadelphia Dentist
Lee Schriftman, DDS

Your First Visit

Whether you come to us as a same-day emergency patient or are looking for a general dentist in Northeast Philadelphia to help with your ongoing oral health needs, we are pleased to welcome you to our extended dental family.

From the moment you first enter our clean, comfortable dental office and are welcomed by our amazing dental team, you’ll feel right at home. 

If You Have a Dental Emergency

When you have a toothache or other urgent dental problem, we know that timely treatment is essential. You want fast relief without having to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it. 

Just call The Philadelphia Dentist at (215) 342-7718, and we’ll get you on our schedule the same day.

If You Need Ongoing Dental Care

Our focus is same-day emergency dental care in Northeast Philadelphia, but we also offer a comprehensive menu of general services. If you are looking for high-quality dental care, we would be pleased to be your dental home.

The first step is to call The Philadelphia Dentist to schedule a convenient appointment. Our appointments start at 7 AM seven days a week (including holidays), so finding a time that fits your busy schedule is never a problem.

Your First Dental Appointment

When you arrive at our dental office, you will be greeted warmly by a member of our friendly team. Help yourself to a fresh cup of coffee while you relax in one of our comfy reclining sofas.

At your appointed time, we’ll show you to your treatment room and give you a neck pillow and blanket so you can get settled comfortably. Dr. Schriftman or Dr. Eckley will introduce themselves and ask you if you have any specific oral health concerns or questions for us. 

Our dentists will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums to look for signs of cavities or gum disease. They’ll check the condition of any existing dental work like fillings and crowns and also perform an oral cancer screening. 

Reviewing Your Oral Health Needs

After your dental exam, our dentists will discuss what they found, what treatment they recommend, and how it will benefit you. If your teeth and gums are healthy, they’ll schedule you for a dental cleaning.

If they find other issues that need to be addressed, they’ll work with you to prioritize your treatment according to your needs. We’ll provide all the information you need about your oral condition so you understand why you need treatment and how it will benefit you.

Since a healthy smile is vital for your overall health and wellness, we will also explain the financing options we offer to help you budget your dental care.

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