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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Gum Disease

Experienced Asheville, NC dentist believes everyone should know the early signs of gum disease


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Have you noticed a difference in your gums lately? Have you been brushing your teeth and noticed some bleeding? Dr. Christopher Port, in Asheville, NC, believes in patient education. He wants everyone to know the early signs of gum disease so they can come in and be treated promptly, before the problem worsens. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If it is caught in its earliest stages, gum disease is a condition that is easily solved with minor treatment and patient education.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease occurs when bacterial infections develop at the gumline. Bacteria can form in plaque and release acids that will cause gum tissue to become inflamed. If this beginning stage is left untreated, the body’s response and the ongoing infection can cause receding gums and bone loss. Advanced gum disease is linked in many studies with other health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red and swollen gums: This is one of the first signs. Your gums may also feel painful or bleed easily during brushing.
  • Bad breath: The more plaque that you have in your mouth, the higher chance your breath will be bad on a regular basis.
  • Receding gums: If your gums appear to have receded, this is a sign of gum disease.
  • Sensitive teeth: If your teeth become extremely cold or heat sensitive, it can be a sign that your gums are not okay.

Treatments for gingivitis:

  • Gingivitis is the name for beginning gum disease. It can be easily treated with an in-depth dental cleaning and proper at home oral hygiene.
If you are afraid you have gum disease, we will help diagnose, treat, and prevent future occurrences in a calm and compassionate manner. Call us, (828) 585-4049. You belong here!

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