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.

Avoid the need for tooth extraction with emergency care in Buffalo, NY

Dental instrument for tooth extraction

The Smile Center wants to help you preserve the beautiful looking and functioning teeth that grew with you. Dr. Kent and his team do their part to keep your teeth healthy and looking their best with preventive services and tailored guidance on home care.

Should decay or other trauma arise, root canal therapy may be the only means to save your natural tooth. However, root canal treatment cannot save every tooth. Extraction is always a last resort but sometimes badly damaged or decayed teeth must be pulled. For optimal appearance, function, feel, and long-term health, tooth replacement options such as dental bridges and restorations that are supported by dental implants are generally recommended.

The decision to extract has serious consequences, so it should not usually be done in haste. There may be some instances where swift intervention is needed, though, to bring quick relief of pain and get you back to your healthiest self.

Sometimes people may have extra teeth that block others from coming in, or extraction may be necessary to address crowding and prepare the patient for braces. Other times removal of teeth may require emergency care. In the event of the following conditions or situations, don’t hesitate to call 716-634-4090, regardless of hour or day, for urgent treatment:

  • Severe infection — Should antibiotics or root canal therapy not cure decay or damage that has extended to the pulp or nerve center of the tooth, an extraction may be necessary to prevent infection from spreading. You will know a severe infection, as the pain can be intense and become intolerable. Facial swelling and swollen gums are also indicators of an abscess, a serious pus-filled pocket of infection that develops in or around the tooth root.
  • Consequences of a knocked-out tooth — Slips, falls, and contact sports can result in an after-hours trip to the dentist. The longer a tooth remains “avulsed” or out of its socket, the greater the odds the doctor will not be able to reinstate it because bone may not reattach to the root of the tooth. Usually, Dr. Kent will know if treatment was successful, in three to eight weeks.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth — Back teeth or third molars often become stuck in the jaw as they develop, usually during late teenaged years or early adulthood. These impacted teeth can irritate the gums, and produce the type of pain and swelling that ultimately leads to an urgent call.

Keep the Smile Center number close. Situations can arise unexpectedly, which may require emergency tooth extraction at the Buffalo, NY office. To prevent conditions that may result in the need to remove a tooth, schedule your next check-up and cleaning.

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They are amazing there. They were willing to work with me regarding full dentures. They have been great over the last 2 years with the teeth pulling, surgeries and dealing with my temp dentures having to be adjusted due to weight loss. I still have yet to receive my permanent ones because I have more weight to loose, but they are wonderful there and so willing to work with you. They are all happy, polite and usually take you on time. I would recommend them to anyone. Terrific place. Wonderful staff and doctors! AAA++++