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Causes of Gum Disease

Hendersonville area dentist describes the negative effects of an abscess on the gum tissue

Many problems can occur in the smile. Patients may experience trauma, which results in lost teeth, or have an infection that can eat away at the bone and gum tissues. Others may deal with pain and discomfort caused by an abscess. All of these concerns can be addressed with the help of Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center in the Hendersonville area.

An abscess can form around a tooth and can cause pain if not addressed as soon as possible. This can lead to gum disease, or may require patients to undergo a procedure called a root canal. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a service provided by Dr. Christopher Port to help with teeth that are diseased or traumatized. This procedure requires him to access the inside of the tooth and remove the dental pulp. This is where the nerves are that can cause a sensation of pain. By removing them, the tooth is essentially deadened but remains in the smile. The structure of the tooth keeps the smile looking its best.

Dr. Christopher Port can provide a proper diagnosis to determine the problem at hand and work with patients to find out which solution is best for their needs. In many cases, abscesses can affect the teeth and they can only be controlled by performing root canal therapy. Dr. Christopher Port provides this service as part of his complete dental care treatments available in his practice. He also offers a wide selection of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures to not only improve the health of the smile but also the overall aesthetics. Patients with a healthy, beautiful smile exude confidence and enhanced self-esteem over patients who are embarrassed or uneasy about the appearance and health of their teeth and gums.

If you live in the Hendersonville community or surrounding area and believe you may be dealing with an abscess, contact Asheville Smile Center today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and your family!

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