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.

A dental emergency requires the assistance of a quality dentist in Buffalo, NY

Dental emergency requires the assistance of quality dentist, NY, The Smile Center, Dr. Gordon Kent

A dental emergency never happens at a convenient time. In many situations, it may be outside of traditional business hours. When dental care is needed quickly, Dr. Gordon Kent of Buffalo, NY can help. His practice, the Smile Center, is equipped 24/7 with a live individual who handles the phone and arranges assistance when patients need it.

Emergency dental situations

Common situations that require emergency care include:

  • Teeth that are chipped or cracked
  • Oral appliances that are broken or need adjustments, including dentures and partials
  • Restorations such as bridges, crowns, or fillings that have fallen out
  • Injury to the teeth or soft tissues of the mouth
  • Breakage of restorations
  • Toothaches that are persistent and incredibly painful
  • Continued bleeding post-surgery

What should you do when a dental emergency occurs?

The first thing a patient should do is contact the Smile Center. Our staff can walk patients through what they should do before visiting the dental office. They may prescribe medication to address pain and discomfort until patients can get to the dentist. They may recommend patients visit the emergency room if it is an issue that cannot be addressed solely by a dentist. The on-call individual may also schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for further evaluation and treatment.

Get the help you need during a dental emergency!

Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY understands the importance of having a dental professional available when the unexpected occurs. If you are interested in finding out more about our dental emergency services, contact the team at 716-634-4090 or personally visit our office team to book an appointment at 4427 Union Road, Cheektowaga, Buffalo, NY. We encourage patients who have been to our practice before—as well as those who haven’t—to seek treatment at our state-of-the-art dental facility.

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The experience with my tooth being extracted went well. There was no pain during or after. I will definitely recommend the Smile Center to my friends.