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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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:
Receding gums should not be ignored because they are the most major warning sign of gum disease. If you notice that your gums are receding it would be best advised that you make an appointment with a periodontist to get your mouth fully examined by a trained professional. Also, if you have noticed that your gums are receding it’s important to know the reasons why this receding gums issue is occurring:
Once gum disease has advanced far enough, simply brushing and flossing isn’t enough to get back under control. Whether laser gum therapy or conventional means, your periodontist, a dentist specializing in gum disease therapy, will work to preserve and regenerate healthy tissue by removing diseased tissue.
Treating gum recession may be easier than you think. If you've noticed a change in your smile recently, talk to your periodontist and stop receding gums in their tracks!
Gum recession doesn't happen over night, so it may be easy to ignore. Here are some compelling reasons that may be a bad idea.
Gum recession doesn't just affect how your smile looks. Keep reading to learn why you should never wait too long to get the treatment you need!
Gum recession is a common condition that can happen so gradually, you may not realize you are affected! Drs. Saunders and Dr. Dickson help you recognize the common symptoms and causes.
The winter months can be tough on your teeth just like the rest of your body. Continue reading for suggestions on how to overcome sensitive teeth this winter season.
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