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
When you think about lasers, do light-saber-wielding Jedi knights come to mind? If you associate lasers with dangerous weapons that can cut through bones and diamonds with ease, laser gum disease treatment might make you cringe. While misconceptions about this popular treatment abound, it’s surprisingly gentle and remarkably accurate. Here’s what you should know about laser treatments and how they can benefit you.
How Laser Gum Treatments Work
During periodontal laser therapy, your periodontist, uses an advanced dental laser to remove infected gum tissue from around your tooth roots. Since the laser is so precise, you don’t need to worry about unintended harm or trauma to surrounding tissues. The laser knows how to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue and will leave healthy tissue alone while removing inflamed tissue with impressive efficiency and pinpoint accuracy.
Once the laser removes the undesirable tissue, Drs. Steven Saunders and Victor Saunders use special tools to scrape the plaque and calculus off the area below the gumline. This process is called root scaling and it helps to prevent future gum infections.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
There are many benefits of receiving laser gum disease treatment over other treatments, including:
Many patients are surprised to discover just how minimally painful laser treatments are, especially when compared to standard scalpel treatments. Unlike standard dental surgery which often requires general anesthetic, no general anesthetic is necessary for laser treatments.
Schedule Your Appointment
Living with untreated gum disease is not only painful, but can be dangerous. Research shows a link between diseases like stroke and heart disease and periodontal disease. To improve your health and your confidence, schedule your laser gum disease treatment with Dr. Saunders by calling Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute at your convenience.
119A University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
New Patients: 540-431-4392
Current Patients: 540-434-8575
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