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 Treatment Studies have shown that anywhere from 50-80% of adults in America suffer from gum disease at some level. It may likely be very mild, but a lot of individuals suffer from pretty severe gum disease. Unfortunately, it doesn't really cause much physical pain until it is in severe to later stages. At that point, people have major infections in their mouth that is affecting their overall health, but additionally, they can end up losing their natural teeth. Over the years, Dr. Port has seen plenty of patients who didn't have many cavities in their teeth but were losing their teeth because of gum disease.

Gum disease is essentially a large amount of bacteria getting in and around the individualized teeth and causing localized infection. Patient's gums may swell and bleed, and if infected, they inject some of that infection every time they eat and "squeeze" the infection out of the gums and into their mouths, which can spread the infection throughout their blood stream and affect their overall health. As unpleasant as this may sound, this is exactly how gum disease affects every part of your body. It can exacerbate a situation where a patient suffers from diabetes or other medical condition, and can drag one's entire system downward.

In our office, we are able to help patients by screening for gum disease, checking to see how healthy their gums are, and give them an idea of where they stand in terms of susceptibility for gum infections and gum disease. If a patient is suffering from gum disease when they come into our office, we work with them to get them treatment. Many of our treatment options are non-surgical as long as we catch the gum disease in the early stages. Once we get them healthy again, we then educate them on how to keep their mouth healthy for the rest of their lives.

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