Dear valued patients:

Due to recent recommendations from the CDC and mandates from the State of Pennsylvania, our office will be closed effective immediately to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care through May 31st. Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs. If you have what you consider an emergency, please call the office and you will be directed to reach Dr. Spilkia. If you are scheduled for an appointment in the upcoming weeks, expect a call from us to reschedule that appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!
Dr. Spilkia Regarding Emergency Care During Covid-19
New Patients: (267) 463-2777 | Existing Patients: (215) 624-1935
7052-56 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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When Philadelphia area patients may need Emergency Extractions

Emergency Extractions Philadelphia

Dr. David Spilkia of Philadelphia is an emergency dentist who can help patients with the care and attention of their smile even in unexpected situations. In most cases, he will do what he can to avoid permanently extracting a tooth. However, there are times in which emergency extractions may be necessary.

An emergency extraction may occur for many reasons. It may be due to a tooth that has been injured. If the tooth is unable to be repaired, it will need to be removed.

A tooth with a large area of decay may also be removed if it has been deemed not savable. Decay can reach deep into the tooth, infect the dental pulp and result in extreme pain and discomfort for the patient. Root canal therapy may be able to remove the decay and the dental pulp and seal the tooth, but there are times in which the damage may be too much and may require Dr. David Spilkia to remove the tooth instead.

Periodontal disease may also be a reason a patient may need to have a tooth extracted. Periodontal disease, known as gum disease, can cause the bone of the jaw to shrink and result in loose teeth. These teeth are often affected by other conditions such as decay. If the health of the tooth is not restorable, Dr. David Spilkia may suggest removal.

When pain and discomfort persist and keep you from enjoying your life, sleeping, or feeling good about yourself, it is time to see a dentist for necessary care. Dr. David Spilkia and his team are here to help patients during regular recall appointments or on an emergency basis. Contact David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to book a consultation visit with him and his staff to learn more about when emergency extractions may be necessary to bring the smile back to health. Our team can also work with patients in determining appropriate restorative solutions including dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges after extraction has been completed.


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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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