We are pleased to announce that we are now permitted to provide all dental procedures and services. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months. Smile Center is committed to the safety of our patients and our team. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We thank you for your understanding during this changing time.

We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and our team.

Smile Center has implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff. We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between appointments.

Upon arrival at our office,
  • Call us before entering the building to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • A member of our team will meet you at the door to take your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • A COVID-19 questionnaire will be reviewed with you.

Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens. Air exchange devices and new suction systems have been obtained and are being used to ensure the safety of patients and team.

Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

Receiving complex dental care from your Buffalo dentist can be stress-free

Dentist interacting with mother and daughter

There are certain forms of dental treatment that make people uncomfortable just to think about. In people’s minds, root canal therapy has long been associated with anxiety, long procedures, and pain. We want our patients to experience anything but these things, and make visiting our office as pleasant as possible. Not only is our staff extremely skilled and friendly, but Smile Center provides sedation for those who feel anxious about undergoing complex dental care. In our Buffalo area practice, you do not have to fear root canal therapy.

The need for this restorative procedure is often discovered after a tooth has sustained a large cavity, and the inner area of the tooth has become infected because of the external damage. When the pulp, located near the root and nerve, is damaged, persistent pain develops. If not treated, this pain will worsen. The discomfort that some people associate with the root canal procedure is that which develops beforehand, not from treatment itself.

Though pain often develops first, there are instances in which infection is detected in its early stages, before the nerve in the pulp begins sending out strong sensations of pain. Discovering a problem with a tooth during your routine check-up is fortunate, as root canal therapy can be performed before discomfort develops. Your dental team at Smile Center is focused on helping you maintain optimal oral health. Root canal therapy is performed only when other restorative care is not sufficient for repair.

Visiting our office for prompt attention to tooth pain allows us to act in the most conservative manner to restore the damaged tooth. Even when root canal therapy becomes necessary, we ensure your comfort and peace of mind. Dr. Kent has performed a great number of root canal procedures, and he provides gentle, compassionate care that is perfect even for those who tend to experience dental anxiety.

We believe that your experiences at Smile Center should be positive for the promotion of your oral health. Root canal therapy and other common procedures are performed after the application of local anesthetic, and it may include the use of your chosen sedative. Incorporating sedation dentistry into our practice allows us to cater to cowards, because we understand how you feel!

You do not have to feel anxious about complex dental care with Dr. Kent. Contact us to experience the ultimate in stress-free dental care.

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