An emergency is a situation that happens without notice. When patients experience a dental emergency, they need to see a professional as soon as possible to restore the smile to its original health and appearance. Buffalo area patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon Kent at the Smile Center. Our phone is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a live person who can assist you with your problem. The individual can walk you through what to do until you can get into the office for a visit, and can also schedule same day or next day appointments.
Dental emergency situations
A dental emergency may vary from patient to patient, but they are situations that need immediate attention. Below is a small sample of dental situations which may require emergency services:
- Knocked out tooth
- Fixed restorations such as bridges, crowns, or fillings that have come out
- Injury to the teeth or soft tissues of the mouth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Consistent toothache that affects daily life
- Sudden, unexplained pain in the mouth
- Breakage of appliances such as full or partial dentures
- Continued bleeding following oral surgery
What to do in a dental emergency
When a dental emergency arises, the first thing to do is call the Smile Center to speak to our live answering service. Our team can advise patients what to do and when they can come in for assistance, whether they are existing patients or not!
Dr. Gordon Kent can assist with dental emergencies
Dr. Gordon Kent and the skilled team of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY are dedicated to helping patients even when issues occur outside of the regular business hours. Call or visit the practice at 4427 Union Road, Cheektowaga, Buffalo, NY to schedule an appointment or discuss emergency treatment.