Since 1994, Dr. Alicia Rodriguez and her experienced dental team have been honored to serve the dental needs of families in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding communities. We treasure friendships that have grown over the years, and we look forward to making new friends every day.
We believe in providing our patients with the highest level of care possible, utilizing the most current technologies, materials and techniques available. Like our family members, each patient deserves our full attention and we genuinely want to understand their dental challenges so that we can help them with solutions to keep their smile healthy.
Our office is located in West Asheville, at the intersection of Patton Avenue (US 19/23) and Johnston Boulevard. Our building is a unique geo-design, and we are easy to find. Drop in or give us a call - we would love to meet you!
Dr. Rodriguez believes in ongoing continuing education, surpassing the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners requirements for coursework. She is currently in her third year of the Master Track program with the Academy of General Dentistry, a 5-year continuum of advanced dental topics.
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Our goal is to offer full-service dentistry at our office as a convenience to our patients, at each stage of life.
Managing your family's dental health is easily accomplished with good planning. We begin with a complete dental examination to provide you with a current oral health review, along with recommendations to keep those precious smiles healthy.
Our oral health assessment includes necessary digital dental radiographs, gum measurements, and a thorough examination of your teeth, jaw joints, and soft tissue to screen for signs of oral cancer, disease or infection, broken-down fillings, or ill-fitting appliances.
With this information in hand, Dr. Rodriguez will offer recommendations and options for any necessary treatment and work with you to develop a plan to keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.
Maintaining Your Oral Health
Regular visits to the dentist have been proven to help prevent dental decay and gum disease. Dr. Rodriguez and our Hygiene Team work together to monitor your dental health and perform preventive treatments to help keep your smile healthy.
Routine Cleanings and Checkups
We recommend that our patients visit our office every 3-6 months for routine preventive care. At this visit, we will take necessary digital xrays and Dr. Rodriguez will perform a dental examination to evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums and jaw joints.
We may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants for your child to help prevent tooth decay.
Periodontal (Gum) Health
At each checkup visit, Dr. Rodriguez and our Hygienists will measure your gums to look for signs of periodontal (gum) disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and infection.
If periodontal disease is diagnosed, we may perform non-surgical gum therapy in our office, or, refer to a Periodontist (gum specialist) for your care.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Cancer Kills One Person Every Hour, 24 Hours a Day in North America… At each preventive visit, Dr. Rodriguez and our Hygiene Team will examine the tongue and oral soft tissue for signs of oral cancer. If any abnormalities exist, we will work with our oral surgeon and medical partners to rule out cancerous conditions.
Be Aware! Oral cancer usually appears as red, white or discolored lesions, patches or lumps in or around the mouth. It is usually painless in the early stages, and often goes unnoticed, so regular screenings can be life-saving.
Prevention is an emphasis of care in our practice. Schedule your preventive visit to keep your smile healthy!
Experience and Attention to Detail
From slight, subtle changes to more dramatic makeovers, Dr. Rodriguez applies years of experience and training in cosmetic dentistry techniques with careful planning to create the gorgeous smile that you deserve.
Changing the appearance of your smile is easier than ever! Today's cosmetic solutions can address nearly any smile challenge, including:
Our Cosmetic Services include:
Cosmetic dental techniques range from very conservative dental bonding to dramatic complete smile makeovers. It's easy to explore your options! Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Rodriguez and learn more about enhancing your smile.
Rebuilding Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
When tooth structure is broken down due to disease, trauma, or poor bite, teeth can be permanently damaged or lost. This destruction increases the risk of dental infection and can compromise the health of surrounding teeth, as well as disrupt the body's digestive processes.
Restorative techniques utilize the strength of porcelain ceramics and precious metals such as gold and titanium to rebuild teeth to proper shape, size and function. Our goal is to return your smile to a comfortable, disease-free state that is easier to clean and maintain.
Dr. Rodriguez offers a full complement of Restorative Services, including:
If you are facing challenges with your smile, such as missing or broken-down teeth, you are not alone. Don't struggle with dental problems - together we can create a plan to save your teeth that fits your schedule and your budget.
Non-Surgical Gum Therapy
If diagnosed early, periodontal disease can often be treated non-surgically in our office. Treatment requires a careful cleaning of the tooth root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.
Follow-up maintenance is critical, we recommend that patients see us regularly every 3 months following periodontal therapy, to keep bacteria under control and promote healing.
Nightguards (or mouth splints) are custom-fitted plastic appliances that are worn over the teeth to protect them from damage due to clenching or grinding (a condition known as Bruxism). Bruxism is usually associated with stress, but can be related to sleep disorders or a poor bite (often the result of multiple missing or crooked teeth).
As part of your complete dental examination, Dr. Rodriguez will evaluate both temporomandibular jaw joints (TMJ) and each tooth surface to observe for signs of distress and address any problems as needed to keep to your teeth and jaw joints healthy and pain-free.