Office Closure Notice - Open for Emergencies ONLY!

Dear Patients, Families and Friends,

As our community copes with the fast-moving spread of Covid-19, coronavirus, we hope you and yours are in good health during this stressful time.

As you are aware, the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued warnings and precautions to health-care providers worldwide regarding Covid-19, Coronavirus.

Public officials have advised medical and dental providers to postpone elective procedures for a limited time while we social distance in the effort to slow the spread of this virus.

Patients with upcoming appointments that will have to be rescheduled will be notified by our team, on an ongoing basis as we wait for more understanding of this ever-changing situation.

We will continue to be available on a limited basis for dental emergencies only.

Should you experience a dental emergency, please call our main office phone number and leave a message. This phone number connects to our after-hours cell phone. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Before Call for an emergency you must read
We will continue our use of universal precautions, which includes use of our masks, gloves, surface barriers, and will always exceed the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization for all instruments per OSHA and CDC guidelines.

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, families and our community is of the utmost concern. Having said that, here are some precautions we’re asking you to take if you come in for an emergency:
  1. Please let us know as soon as possible if you start to experience any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  2. Please do not bring anyone to your appointments. If you need a ride, ask the person who drives you to your appointment to wait in their car until your appointment is concluded.
  3. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after entering our office.
  4. We will also be monitoring temperatures prior to caring for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel welcome to call us at(828) 684-1633.When we are given the green-light to renew regular business operations, we will update you.

We thank you for your patience during this interruption and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able, happy and healthy.

Warm regards,
Dr. Chris Port and the Asheville Smile Center Team
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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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Causes of Gum Disease

Treatment for an abscess on gum tissue for patients in the Arden area

Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center has dedicated his practice to helping patients in and around the Arden area with achieving beautiful, healthy smiles. When patients come into the practice with problems such as an abscess on the gum tissue, they need to seek treatment as soon as possible to keep the infection from spreading.

A dental abscess is a type of infection that can develop on the gum tissue. It often occurs due to poor oral health which is often tied to lack of regular dental care with a dedicated professional such as Dr. Christopher Port. Regular examinations can help in controlling problems that may arise within the smile, including the development of abscesses. Some patients who have underlying medical issues such as autoimmune disorders or disorders that can weaken the immune system may be at risk for developing abscesses even with proper dental care. The risk of problems can be assessed with regular appointments with Dr. Christopher Port.

Abscesses are caused by bacteria that can become painful when they inflame the tissues around a tooth. When this happens, patients need to seek care from a dental practice as soon as they can to ensure successful treatment and the maintenance of the dental health. Patients may experience puss and discomfort in the area where the abscess has formed. When this occurs, an appointment should be made with Dr. Christopher Port for appropriate treatment.

In most cases, a dental abscess may require root canal therapy. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is an oral surgery in which a dentist removes the dental pulp from the inside canals of the natural tooth. This deadens the tooth and removes the nerves and blood supply that can contribute to the pain and discomfort patients are experiencing when an abscess is present. After the root canal, the tooth may become weak, so placement of a dental crown should be strongly considered for further protection.

Patients in and around the area of Arden are welcome to contact the team of the Asheville Smile Center to discuss treatment options for abscess of the gum tissue. Dr. Christopher Port and his team work closely with patients in offering quality, comprehensive care and attention when necessary, while also encouraging regular appointments for examinations, cleanings, and x-rays as needed.

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