The Madison County Health Department Dental Center is located at the health department. This state-of-the-art dental center offers a variety of services which include:
- Preventive dental care- Cleaning, exams, sealants
- Digital X-rays
- Restorative care- Tooth colored fillings, porcelain crowns and bridges
- Dentures and Partials
- Endodontic- Root Canals
Dental care services are available to anyone ages 4 years and older, regardless of income. We offer several payment options such as Medicaid, Dental Insurance, Cash and Sliding Fee Scale based on income documentation.
Sliding Fee Scale: If you do not have the financial means to pay for full dental care, the dental center offers a sliding fee scale. In order to qualify, you must bring current proof of income to determine what your charges will be. Without proof, you will be charged full prices.
We ask patients to arrive early for the first appointment and prepared to complete a medical history. Bring a list of your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. We do not restrain children in the dental chair and we ask parents to remain in the waiting room.
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday By Appointment
To Make An Appointment: (828) 649-1271
We understand having to miss or cancel an appointment, but failing to cancel the scheduled appointment is unfair to other patients who may need to be seen by the dentist. Please be courteous and call to cancel your appointment, preferably 24 hours prior to your visit.
POLICY: Two broken appointments per person may result in discontinued service for 6 months, except in an emergency.
Dental Center (cont)
American Dental Association www.ada.org
Comprehensive dentistry information.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry www.aapd.org
Dental information for parents and children.
N.C. Oral Health Section www.communityhealth.dhhs.state.nc.us/dental/
The official public health dentistry website.
National Institute of Health www.health.nih.gov/
Health topics including dental health.
If you develop any of the following signs and symptoms,
call your dentist promptly.
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Noticeable swelling anywhere on your face
- Gums that bleed when you are regularly brushing or flossing
- Gums that are pulling away from your teeth, which may make your
teeth look longer
- Pus around your teeth and gums when you press on the gums
- A bad taste in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Changes in the way your top and bottom teeth touch
- Changes in the feel of your dentures
- Sensitivity to hot and cold