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.

Your Buffalo dentist can help save your tooth in an emergency

Dentist surgeon performing emergency dental surgery with assistant

One of the most alarming dental emergencies is an avulsed (knocked out) tooth. Many people assume that once the tooth has been separated from the socket, there is no hope of saving it. However, there is a chance of reattachment with quick action on your part, and the help of your dentist at Smile Center in Buffalo, NY.

If the tooth is handled properly and you see a dentist quickly, the root can reconnect with the bone tissue. There is a narrow time window for this to happen, so be sure to call our office right away. Re-implantation is most successful with younger children who have lost adult (secondary) teeth, but it is possible at any age. It is not recommended if a child lost a baby (primary) tooth.

What to do for a knocked out tooth:

  • Call Smile Center at 716-634-4090.
  • Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown (part that shows above the gumline). Rinse gently with tepid water.
  • Carefully try to insert it back in the socket. Be sure that you have the front of the tooth facing outward.
  • If the tooth will not go back in the socket easily, place it in a sterile container filled with milk.
  • Use a cool compress to ease pain.
  • Apply gentle pressure using a small piece of gauze to control bleeding if necessary.
  • Visit our office as soon as you can, and be sure to bring the tooth.

What not to do:

  • Don’t touch the root
  • Don’t remove any tissue that is clinging to the tooth
  • Don’t scrub or brush the tooth
  • Don’t use peroxide or alcohol to clean it

Remember – the most important step you can take in any dental emergency is to call us first. We are here when you need us. Our phones are answered by a real, knowledgeable employee 24 hours a day, who will be able to advise you and arrange for you to see a dentist as soon as possible. Call us at 716-634-4090 any time.

Back to Emergency Dentist Page

Love them so much! They are always on time with their appointments. Super helpful with any questions I have, affordable, and attentive. Take care of anything that I’m worried about, 10/10