We Are Excited To Announce That Starting May 11th
We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours!

We’ve missed you! We hope you have stayed safe and in good health!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice! You may have seen this during your visits to our office in the past. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to share additional precautions we will also be taking to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients.
Read Full List of Precautions

They will include but are not limited to:
  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
  3. Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
  4. Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
  5. Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
  6. Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
  7. Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
  8. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
  9. Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
  10. Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
  11. Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
  12. Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
  13. Masks worn throughout office by every patient and team member, except for when patients are receiving treatment
*Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 828-684-1633 or email us at info@AshevilleSmileCenter.com

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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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Dr. Christopher Port

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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