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

How Asheville area patients can address inflammation of the gums

Gum disease is a condition that can affect anyone. Patients who visit Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center are educated on how to protect their smile from periodontitis. However, when it does occur, it can be controlled with the help of a quality dental team.

Dr. Christopher Port gives his patients the knowledge they need to protect their smile. When inflammation of the gums occurs, this is often a sign that gum disease has started. The initial stage, known as gingivitis, can be reversed if caught early. Patients who have gum disease experience problems such as inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums while brushing and flossing, and persistent bad breath. When patients notice these issues, it is important that they visit the Asheville Smile Center as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis by Dr. Christopher Port. This allows him to examine the condition and determine the best possible solution.

In most cases, a deep cleaning can assist in removing the plaque, tartar, and bacteria, which can cause gingivitis to turn into the more severe stages of periodontal disease. This should be avoided at all cost, as the condition can cause the loss of bone, gum tissue, and even teeth. Restoring the smile after periodontitis can be costly and time consuming. Instead, patients are encouraged to take good care of their smile with proper oral hygiene.

Dr. Christopher Port can help patients who have developed gum disease with cleanings, examinations, and many non-surgical options. Patients must first visit his practice for a thorough examination, which may include x-rays. When the condition is diagnosed, treatment should be done to avoid further problems and to keep the disease from progressing to the more serious stages.

If you live in the Asheville area and believe you may be at risk for periodontal disease, contact the Asheville Smile Center today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Port. The team at our practice is dedicated to assisting patients in improving their oral health and maintaining a smile that will last a lifetime!

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