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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Sleep Apnea

Asheville area patients ask, what is obstructive sleep apnea?

Sleeping disorders can wreak havoc on one’s quality of life. It can cause patients to have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep and carry into their daytime routine. It can make patients tired, irritable, and also result in the inability to concentrate and poor memory. All of these problems can stem from not getting the rest necessary to restore the body. The deep, restorative sleep is needed to help the body recover and feel well-rested the following day to function at its best. When patients are dealing with sleeping disorder, this can be a huge concern. This is why patients in the Asheville area should make sure they are getting tested with sleep studies if they suspect an issue. One of the most commonly diagnosed sleeping disorders is that of obstructive sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that occurs due to a blockage in the airway. This can be a narrow throat, the tongue falling to the back of the mouth, or even excess fat around the neck lowering into the airway while a patient is sleeping on his or her back. The obstruction can result in the inability to breathe, causing patients to wake up again and again at night. For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, they may wake up hundreds of times in one night, never reaching the deep sleep necessary to restore their mind and body. Patients awaken tired and groggy and may have difficulty getting through the day because they are so tired.

Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed during a sleep study with a physician. Most doctors will then suggest the use of an appliance known as a CPAP machine. This machine includes a special mask that is worn over the nose and mouth and attached to a device that keeps the airways open at all times during the night. This can improve sleep. However, many patients find the CPAP machine to be uncomfortable to wear and may not comply with use. This is when Dr. Christopher Pot of the Asheville Smile Center may suggest patients consider the advantages of oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a treatment that uses a special, custom-made mouth guard fabricated from professional-grade plastics.

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