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
This year, on July 16th, thousands of people around the country will be enjoying a delicious scoop of frozen goodness for National Ice Cream Day. A sweet, cold spoonful of ice cream is one of the finer delights in life that most people can enjoy. If you have gum problems, however, that scoop of ice cream may actually be painful and impossible to finish. Dr. Steven Saunders, Dr. Victor Saunders and Dr. Jeff Dickson are experienced periodontists, and your sources of relief if you struggle with gum recession in Harrisonburg or Winchester, VA. We can help patients repair their gums and begin to savor their favorite foods again. If you suspect you may have receding gums, it is recommended to see a specialist. Here are some of the signs to look out for:
For some patients, one of the signs of a problem with their gums is sensitivity in the teeth when eating. Eating cold or hot foods may become suddenly uncomfortable. You may also notice a sharp pain deep inside of the root of your tooth.
Longer Looking Teeth
As gums slowly start to recede, your teeth may start to appear longer. This is because the gum tissue begins to wear away, exposing more of the length of your teeth.
Individuals experiencing gum recession may also have more cavities or tooth decay as time goes by. The exposed teeth and thinner gum tissue may put your risk for tooth decay higher.
The teeth may also begin to feel looser as the gum tissue wears away. In extreme cases of gum recession, your teeth may even fall out. This is why it is recommended to seek treatment for this condition right away. Contact our experienced staff today to get a consultation for your gums and teeth. We can help you get back to the ice cream shop and looking forward to relishing your favorite flavors this summer.
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch