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.

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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The Smile Center has been a reliable office for over 6 years! I have been greeted warmly, treated with respect and welcomed into their family. The hygienists (shoutout to Mary) especially make the appointment a pleasant experience. The wait time is almost always under 10 minutes. The front desk people are on top of the game as well! Definitely recommend.