As we begin to see more news about COVID-19 (coronavirus), Smile Center will be taking some additional steps to protect the health and safety of our patients and team.

We adhere to the ADA and CDC cleaning guidelines at all times, and all standard sterilization measures are followed.

Additionally, we have increased our daily cleaning and disinfecting measures to include frequently-touched surfaces, such as counter tops, door handles, bathroom surfaces, and more. We encourage our staff to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands thoroughly. We encourage our patients to do the same.

During this time we will be available only for emergencies. If you have a true emergency please call 716-634-4090

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, please CALL OUR OFFICE to reschedule your appointment. No cancellation fee or penalty will apply. Answer Questions
  • Have you traveled outside of the continental US in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled to/from high-risk areas in the US or on a cruise ship in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset?
  • Do you currently have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath)?
  • Do you feel ill in any way?
Just like with our patients, we have asked our team members to stay home if they feel ill. Your health and well being are our top priority. We are monitoring the situation and updating our standards and policies as new information emerges. We promise to do everything in our power to keep you safe.

Please call our office if you have any questions.

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 has sustained a large cavity, and the inner area of the tooth has become infected because of the external damage. When the pulp, located near the root and nerve, is damaged, persistent pain develops. If not treated, this pain will worsen. The discomfort that some people associate with the root canal procedure is that which develops beforehand, not from treatment itself.

Though pain often develops first, there are instances in which infection is detected in its early stages, before the nerve in the pulp begins sending out strong sensations of pain. Discovering a problem with a tooth during your routine check-up is fortunate, as root canal therapy can be performed before discomfort develops. Your dental team at Smile Center is focused on helping you maintain optimal oral health. Root canal therapy is performed only when other restorative care is not sufficient for repair.

Visiting our office for prompt attention to tooth pain allows us to act in the most conservative manner to restore the damaged tooth. Even when root canal therapy becomes necessary, we ensure your comfort and peace of mind. Dr. Kent has performed a great number of root canal procedures, and he provides gentle, compassionate care that is perfect even for those who tend to experience dental anxiety.

We believe that your experiences at Smile Center should be positive for the promotion of your oral health. Root canal therapy and other common procedures are performed after the application of local anesthetic, and it may include the use of your chosen sedative. Incorporating sedation dentistry into our practice allows us to cater to cowards, because we understand how you feel!

You do not have to feel anxious about complex dental care with Dr. Kent. Contact us to experience the ultimate in stress-free dental care.

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The Smile Center is a great place to come to get your teeth in a healthy condition. The staff is great and friendly. There is a very positive environment here.