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
NC 28704 | Directions
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Sleep Apnea

Could you be experiencing sleep apnea symptoms? Your dentist near Arden offers helpful details

Millions of people snore – some only on occasion, and others as a chronic habit. Whether it is yours, or a partner's, snoring can cause a number of problems that inhibit your quality of life. Because snoring is such a common problem, it can be easy to assume that snoring of any kind, even chronic snoring, is normal. There are instance, however, in which snoring is a sign of a potentially serious condition. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder often mistaken for snoring. Learning the difference between snoring and sleep apnea symptoms could save your health and vitality. Receiving the proper diagnosis, you can obtain comfortable, effective treatment from your dentist near Arden.

There are three different types of sleep apnea, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most common. Obstructive sleep apnea, as it sounds, is caused by obstruction of the airway. As a person sleeps, his or her muscles relax. This relaxation in the muscles around the throat is so significant in the sleep apnea patient that airflow becomes blocked, and the brain is deprived of oxygen. The lapses in breathing can occur over a hundred times in a night, with the person affected constantly roused from sleep, but never waking fully.

Obstructive sleep apnea, and the loss of sleep that results from this condition, can pose a serious threat to health. Recognizing the differences between snoring and the symptoms of sleep apnea can lead you to proper diagnosis and treatment. More importantly, proper treatment will lead you back to better health.

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
  • Loud, chronic snoring that can be heard from other rooms
  • Pauses in snoring, followed by loud snorting, choking, or gasping sounds
  • Feeling extremely tired, even after many hours of sleep
  • Restless or fitful sleep
  • Waking often to use the bathroom or drink water
  • Persistent irritability or moodiness
  • Depression
  • Difficult retaining information or concentrating
  • Hyperactivity
At Asheville Smile Center in Arden, our experienced dental team can help you regain control over your sleep. Your dentist can help you determine if obstructive sleep apnea is a problem and devise a treatment plan you will find comfortable and effective. Oral appliance therapy has been used for many years, with positive reports from patients and practitioners alike.

Be your best self. Talk with your dentist about sleep issues to discover if sleep apnea could be affecting your livelihood.

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