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Great dental care in Buffalo protects root canals from infection

Woman at the dentist's chair during a dental procedure

A number of potential treatments may be undergone when working with a dentist for optimal oral health. Of the various procedures, root canal therapy may be the one that is approached with the most apprehension. Often, roots canals are performed in our Buffalo dental practice to address a persistent toothache. There are times, however, when the need for treatment is discovered early, during a routine exam and x-ray. Because root canal therapy is so commonly preceded by intense pain, the procedure has developed a bad reputation. The butt of jokes and topic of tall tales, root canal therapy is actually … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

What are the Benefits of Family Dental Care in Buffalo NY?

Little upset child telling the doctor about the pain

Getting the dental care you need is important for the entire household. Buffalo NY dental practice, the Smile Center, offers dental care for everyone in your family. We enjoy handling the dental needs and oral health of the entire family, and make it extremely easy to schedule appointments and keep records on file in one place! There are many benefits to having family dental care. First, everyone is treated under the same roof. Parents are able to make all of their family’s appointments in just one morning or afternoon and deal with just one trip to the dental office. If … Continue reading

Understanding surgical root canal and retrograde filling for a stress-free procedure in our Buffalo dental office

Obturation of root canals during endodontic treatment

Root canal therapy is typically a straightforward procedure similar to that of getting a dental filling. In each procedure, we ensure our patient is comfortable before, during, and after treatment. We do this by explaining the various details that may surround treatment, and answering any questions that the patient has. Especially when root canal treatment is needed, we want to make sure the patient feels confident in moving forward with care, understanding the need, our method, and recovery well in advance. Sometimes, what is needed to repair a tooth that has been damaged by infection within the pulp chamber is … Continue reading

There is no such thing as basic dental care from your Buffalo NY dentist

Dentist curing patients teeth

At Smile Center, every one of our patients is treated with the utmost dental care, whether they are seeing us for preventive treatment or for the repair of a tooth affected by a cavity. Even in our general dental services, there is no such thing as basic dental care. Our patients from Buffalo and other nearby NY cities, for instance, have tooth repair with natural looking composite fillings rather than the industry standard, amalgam. We all deserve to feel confident laughing, talking, and sharing our smiles. Dark spots on teeth, even at the back of the mouth, may make you … Continue reading

Dentist in Buffalo NY 14225 offers a one-stop approach to dental care

Man giving thumbs up at dentist office

More than 65 percent of dentists in the U.S. are considered “general” dentists. General practitioners are responsible for guiding you and your family through a journey of lifelong oral health by preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries associated with the teeth and gums. The Academy of General Dentistry reports general dentists offer a comprehensive menu of services, including: Instruction on at-home care Regular cleanings Treatment for gingivitis, periodontitis (gum disease) Therapy for root canals Restorations such as crowns, bridges, dentures Therapies for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD/TMJ) Cosmetic procedures, such as whitening and veneers (or “facings”) The AGD notes if … Continue reading

Buffalo area dentist describes periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease

Gum Disease text in medical history

Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo is a dentist who is ready to assist patients with all types of dental concerns. He understands that some patients have avoided the dental chair because of anxieties and provides a judgment free zone for patients to receive quality, comprehensive care. His practice is equipped with some of the latest technologies and he has the experience to provide patients with many services. A common issue seen in his practice is the development of gum disease, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease. Gum disease can develop when patients do not maintain proper … Continue reading

For Buffalo dental center, oral health is a family affair

A happy family dentistry

Your family’s oral health reflects everything from diet to stress level. Some common conditions such as gum disease also have a family link. Dr. Gordon Kent and his team at the Smile Center address these and other factors that influence oral health to get your family looking and feeling its best. Disease and DNA Destructive gum disease is most commonly caused by inadequate preventive care. However, the American Academy of Periodontology reports half of all cases of gum disease have a genetic component. Since the Smile Center takes pride in the long-term relationships that have resulted in treating generations of … Continue reading

Enjoy stress-free tooth replacement and gentle dental care in Buffalo, NY

Oral sedation from Dr. Kent in Buffalo

Anxiety is something that many of our patients struggle with when it comes to dental procedures like tooth replacement. We offer enteral (oral) sedation to help patients relax and receive the gentle dental care they need. What is oral sedation? Oral conscious sedation relaxes a patient for stress-free tooth replacement. If you start hyperventilating at the mention of the dentist, you could probably benefit from sedation. This reduction in anxiety can allow our patients to receive the care they need and deserve. How oral sedation works? Oral conscious sedation is a medication that is prescribed and taken prior to coming … Continue reading


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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.