The safety, health and well-being of our mutual patients has always been our top priority. Whether this is through the care we provide or the environment of our surgical facilities. Our internal policies and procedures have always exceeded federally mandated guidelines to protect our patients and staff. Our commitment to provide your patients the safest care throughout this evolving situation is not something we take lightly.
We always have and will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that we are exceeding the highest standard of care and customer service.
Here are a few extra precautions that we are taking, but not limited to:
• Monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
• Following the news related to local conditions on an hourly basis.
• Increasing the frequency of our sanitation practices inside and outside our surgical facilities.
• Wiping down our waiting rooms, chairs, counters and door handles hourly.
• Providing additional hand sanitizer to patients.
• Allowing our patients to wait in their cars or outside our office and notifying them when we are ready for their appointment.
We are also asking our patients a few questions to help mitigate any potential exposures. These questions are:
• If you are a patient who has traveled outside the US within the last month
• Had contact with someone who traveled outside the US and was/is now sick
• Had contact with someone who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or the flu
• Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: Temperature, Active Cough or Trouble Breathing
If you answer yes, our doctor will be informed and will take appropriate action to protect patients and staff.
The Doctors and Staff at SVII
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When it comes to dental implants there are quite a few advantages. However, there five advantages of dental implants that stand out when you discuss the advantages of dental implants. Also, if you have any number of missing teeth this can overtime affect your ability to chew properly and this can affect your diet and your quality of life. Also, dental implants can correct cosmetic issues within your smile such as gaps within your teeth. To learn about the 5 advantages of dental implants read the information below:
Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be in danger of developing gum disease, and if so it’s important to get this diagnosed sooner rather than later. Gum disease if is left untreated and it is allowed to progress to advanced stages could prove to be detrimental to more than just your oral health. In fact, because of the fact that your oral health is connected to your overall health if allowed to advance gum disease could potentially affect the rest of your body. To better identify gum recession read below to learn about the causes of gum recession:
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure, otherwise known as deep cleaning, designed to treat and prevent advanced periodontal disease stages. When we do this treatment, we apply a local anesthetic to the region to extract all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar particles from your teeth and their root surfaces completely.
Joint disorders are commonly caused by continual grinding and teeth clenching. You may even grind while asleep so you don't even realize what you're doing. Constant pressure on the teeth can cause them to chip and break over time, eroding both oral health and confidence. This will require the use of bridges or crowns to reinforce the impacted teeth.
Are you embarrassed by your bad breath? It’s a common fear most people have, that they are speaking to people with smelly breath, and there’s nothing more embarrassing than having to cover your mouth while you speak - or sneak a smell of your own breath, but what is causing it? There are many culprits to bad breath, you just need to figure out which is your cause. Going to your dentist is always an option, but here are some things to think about if you’re suffering.
When it comes to understanding jaw pain it’s important to note that this could be related to an oral health issue. A numerous number of people suffer from facial and jaw pain. However, because this pain is can come and go it often is noticed when it’s sporadic and is then forgotten when it’s fleeting. This leads to a delay in treatment or an avoidance of seeking treatment all together. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is one condition that a patient can get diagnosed with if they are experiencing jaw pain. Your dentist is the only one who can provide you with a full and comprehensive exam to determine if you in fact are suffering from TMJ related jaw pain.
Contrary to popular belief sugar doesn’t necessarily create a cavity, it actually conditions your mouth to create the cavity. As unpleasant as this sounds, your mouth is filled with hundreds of bacteria. These are actually very beneficial to sustaining a healthy oral ecosystem. Unfortunately, those helpful bacteria will start to feed off the sugar in your mouth.
If you have a sensitive teeth problem, you might want to schedule an appointment to examine your gums. At Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute our expert dental team can help you if you're in need of treatment for gum recession in the Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA area.Dr. Saunders has decades of experience helping patients recover their smiles and improving their gum's wellbeing.
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