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
Their work in whitening teeth has gotten a lot of exposure thanks to celebrities, but their work in treating gum disease, while arguably more critical, has only just started to receive the level of mainstream appreciation it deserves. Take a closer look at dental lasers and learn how dentists are using this technology to combat gum disease.
Laser Gum Treatment
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.
While conventional means may be the most effective approach for advanced gum disease, these are some advantages of using lasers in cases that are mild or moderate:
Precision: Because the laser beam is so thin and precise, your periodontist can remove unhealthy tissue more efficiently and avoid removing healthy tissue in the process.
Sterilization: Their light and warmth seal blood vessels and nerve endings in the tissues being treated, resulting in less pain and bleeding and a noticeably more comfortable patient experience.
Heals fast: Because the laser light is sterile and seals blood vessels, your gums will heal faster.
Minimally invasive: You won’t require stitches after a laser procedure.
Other Uses of Lasers in Dentistry
The innovations brought on by lasers don’t end with gum disease treatment. Take a look at some of these other sectors of dentistry that have had great success incorporating lasers into various procedures:
Laser Gum Treatment
Millions of American experience gum disease to some degree. And while laser therapy has become a popular option, too many people still don’t though this route is available to them.
Click here to find out more about your options for laser gum treatment.
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Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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