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.

Residents near Buffalo NY, 14225 find relief from an emergency dentist

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More than 2 million people go to the emergency room each year for dental-related conditions, according to the American Dental Association. For pain, damage to a natural tooth or restoration, or other urgent conditions and trauma, call your dental professionals near Buffalo NY at the Smile Center.

We are on-call 24/7 to respond quickly to and treat your dental emergency. The sooner you call us, the faster you can get out of pain and get on with your day (or night).

While we do respond quickly, you can take some steps to ease any pain, and to make the process go more smoothly until you get to our office in Cheektowaga.

We’ve outlined a few of the reasons you may be calling us at odd-hours and associated tips, including:

  • Toothaches – Use warm water to rinse your mouth. Floss to remove any food or debris that could be irritating your tooth.
  • Broken, chipped teeth – Clean the mouth with warm water. Reduce swelling and pain by applying cold to the area (on the outside of your face). Save and gently clean any pieces of the tooth that may have fallen off. If there is bleeding, apply pressure directly to the spot with gauze until the bleeding stops.
  • Knocked-out tooth – Hold the tooth by its crown (the part normally residing above the gum line) and gingerly rinse the root. Be careful to keep attached tissue intact. Place the tooth back in its socket properly, but don’t force it. As an alternative to “storing” the dislodged tooth in your mouth, place it in either a container filled with milk or water with a trace of table salt.
  • Lost crowns, fillings – Use an OTC dental cement, denture adhesive, toothpaste, or even sugar-free gum to hold the crown in place temporarily or to fill the cavity.
  • Broken braces, wires – Cover the end with an orthodontic wax, small cotton ball, beeswax, or gauze to relieve the discomfort from the wires. Do not cut the wire yourself.
  • Abscesses – This infection is characterized with a pus-filled swelling on your gum. To help the pain subside, rinse your mouth with salt water (one-half teaspoon for every eight ounces).

In addition to the immediate benefit of getting you out of pain and feeling better, as your emergency dentist near Buffalo NY 14225, at the Smile Center we can prevent any problems over the longer-term.

For instance, the chances of a knocked-out tooth being saved (and not requiring a restoration) are greater if the tooth is placed within one hour of the accident. We can also stop infections from spreading to other parts of the body. Put this number on your speed dial – 716-634-4090. Prepare for the unexpected and know that no matter what situation you encounter our knowledgeable staff (not an answering service!) will be available anytime of day to help you through it.

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Mary the hygienist was absolutely amazing! I was a nervous wreck when I went in for a cleaning today and from the start she made sure that her main concern was to make sure I was comfortable and my nerves were under control. My routine cleaning ended up turning in to a bit more of challenge, but Mary went above and beyond to make sure that I was okay. She treated me like family instead of just another scared patient and that was more than I could’ve asked for. I would highly recommend her for any and all of your dental hygiene needs!