How Does General Dentistry and Emergency Dentistry Work Together for Buffalo NY Residents?

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Many patients who visit the Smile Center come for general dentistry services. Buffalo NY residents visit Dr. Kent and his associates for their oral health care needs and routine maintenance and cleanings. However, the staff at the Smile Center also offers emergency dentistry. It is available for both new and existing patients, and allows patients to get the assistance they need when trouble arises.

Emergency dental situations are instances that occur that are unplanned in nature. Emergencies may vary, but in many cases, they may include:

  • Toothaches or unusual pain or discomfort in the mouth
  • Trauma to a tooth that causes it to crack, chip, or fall out
  • The loosening or removal of a fixed restoration such as a filling, crown, or dental bridge
  • * Bleeding or continued bleeding after a dental procedure or treatment

When situations like these occur, the staff at the Smile Center can help. We are on call 24 hours a day to help patients address problems that can happen outside of regular business hours. Our trained staff is able to provide the information you need to get out of pain and discomfort until you can make it into our dental practice. It is important that you call your dentist as soon as an emergency occurs for the best recommendations to handle the problem before your visit. Instructions may include medications to take or actions you need to take immediately.

There are benefits to having your emergency dental care handled by the same practice that handles your family’s general dentistry. Buffalo NY residents who come to the Smile Center for routine appointments can do the same with their emergencies and receive the best dental care around. By going to the same practice, your dentist will be able to have full access to your past dental records, which make your treatment faster and more effective. By knowing your dental history, the staff can provide the best treatments around, and do so in a way that cannot be done without knowledge of past procedures and medical conditions.

Thanks to the Smile Center, patients have somewhere to go when a dental emergency arises. If you need emergency dental care, don’t hesitate to call our office (even outside of regular business hours!) to get the assistance you need!

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