Attention!!!

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.

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.
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Emergency Dentist

Do you need emergency dental care?

Non-emergency conditions such as a dull toothache, lost filling or crown, chipped tooth (without severe pain), or broken braces wire do not need immediate care. Call the office as soon as it opens to schedule the next available appointment.

When the unexpected happens after business hours, don’t despair. Call our answering service when a true emergency occurs such as:

  • You have a broken tooth
  • An accident or injury damages your teeth
  • You have a tooth knocked out

Any time heavy bleeding that can’t be stopped, a possible broken jaw bone, or other traumatic injury occurs, visit your local hospital emergency room.

What to do in a dental emergency

Call the Smile Center right away. Our phones are covered during business hours by a live person, who can help you. After hours, you can reach our answering service for guidance.

Follow this advice closely:

  • Save the pieces. Whenever possible, keep any part of broken teeth or appliances, and bring them to the office with you.
  • Don’t cut wires. If braces are damaged, and the wire is abrading soft tissues, try to reposition it. Alternately, use dental wax or a small piece of gauze to cover it temporarily. Attempting to trim the wire can result in fragments entering your lungs or being swallowed.
  • Choose painkillers carefully. An over the counter painkiller, such as ibuprofen, can help keep you comfortable until you make it to our office. Do not take aspirin – it increases bleeding, and it should be avoided for at least three days before any dental visit or surgery.
  • Eat and drink carefully. Avoid sugary or hard foods, and chew on the opposite side of your mouth. Avoid extremely hot or cold beverages.

Our goal is to keep your smile beautiful, healthy, and pain-free.

We strive to help our patients avoid most dental emergencies with exceptional preventive care. Call the Smile Center at 716-634-4090.

Rating:

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.