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
It is only a natural response to be frightened at the sight of blood from your own body. If your mouth is the source of the blood, you might assume that the problem is from a small cut or another temporary irritant. It may, in fact, be symptomatic of bleeding gums and associated problems. As National Gum Care Month is upon us, it is more important than ever to pay attention to the little signs that your gums need help.
Assess the Source of the Bleeding
As stated, there are many problems that could cause your mouth to bleed. When you notice it happening, take a moment to peer in and see where exactly it is coming from. Is it a single tooth? Is it your gums? If the latter is true, consider what other symptoms you have, too. Symptoms such as these are particularly important to watch out for:
These are signs that you might have a case of gum disease on your hands. There is no need to panic, though. A visit to the periodontist can help.
Handling a Diagnosis
If your periodontist confirms that you have gum disease, they will recommend treatment options to remove the infected tissue and restore your mouth’s health. The options your periodontist suggests can get rid of gum disease in Harrisonburg, VA and Winchester, VA, so it is important to carefully consider which one is right for you and your oral health. In addition to treatment, you should adopt preventive brushing habits, too.
Get in Touch with a Professional
Bleeding gums are nothing to joke about. In addition to the pain and discomfort they cause, they can be indicative of gum disease. Drs. Steven Saunders, Victor Saunders and Jeff Dickson offer leading laser gum disease treatment so you can comfortably receive real results. Call Drs. Saunders and Dickson at 540-684-1615 to arrange an appointment and get treatment.
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Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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