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
To bring the most severe cases of gum disease back from the brink, there isn’t a better a combination than an experienced dentist and a trusty scalpel. But for mild, moderate and even some severe cases, laser dentistry offers another route that’s less invasive than a scalpel. Take a look at some of the many benefits of laser dentistry and learn why you might opt for laser light for your next procedure at your dentist’s office.
Fight More Efficiently
Dental lasers are finely-focused to specific frequencies that can be used for more than just gum surgery – they can also be used in teeth whitening and biopsies. This tight beam can eradicate infected and decayed gum tissue while preserving healthy gum tissue. The result: you’ll enjoy a much shorter treatment than you would with going the traditional route, plus you won’t feel much, if any, discomfort.
A Nearly Pain-Free Experience
You’ll need a painkiller ahead of traditional gum surgery, which is usually administered in the form of a local anesthetic. But with laser gum surgery, you’re likely to feel negligible discomfort during your time in the chair.
Back on Your Feet in No Time
On top of being nearly pain-free and more efficient in diseased tissue removal, laser gum surgery has a much short recovery period than the traditional route. You can recover fully from laser gum treatment in about 24 hours. Going the traditional route, and depending which of the stages of gum disease you’re at and how much work you need, your recovery time might range anywhere from two weeks to more than a month.
On top of a longer recovery time, you’ll also need to swing back by your dentist office to have your stitches removed once your gums have fully healed.
Keep All Options of the Table
The longer you go without dental care, the less likely you’ll be a good candidate for laser gum surgery.
Take a moment to schedule a day and time to meet with our dentist and to learn more about your options for gum disease treatment in Harrisonburg, VA, including laser dentistry.
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