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
5 Reasons Gums Recede
Gum Recession should not be ignored because they are the most major warning sign of gum disease. If you notice that your gums are receding it would be best advised that you make an appointment with a periodontist to get your mouth fully examined by a trained professional. Also, if you have noticed that your gums are receding it’s important to know the reasons why this receding gums issue is occurring:
5 Possible Reasons You Are Experiencing Receding Gums:
When it comes to genetics some issues can be passed down from one generation to the next. Your oral health is no exception and sometimes genetics predetermines oral health issues you are more likely to develop. So, no matter how vigilant you are about your oral health you could still develop gum disease.
2. Poor Dental Care
On the other hand, you will most likely be in need of a gum graft if you don’t take very good care of your teeth. If you have poor oral hygiene such as not brushing or flossing as often as recommended, then you can have plaque build up which will turn into tartar and this can lead to development of gum recession.
3. Aggressive Brushing
While it is good to brush the recommended amount of times a day it is also important to be sure that you are brushing correctly and avoiding aggressive brushing. This is because aggressive and incorrect brushing habits can cause the enamel on the teeth to wear down causing you to develop receding gums.
4. Hormonal Shifts
It is possible for hormonal shifts to cause changes within your gums. Hormonal shifts especially when they occur in women can create sensitivity within your gums which makes them more susceptible to gum recession. Hormone shifts in women can be the result of pregnancy, puberty, or menopause.
5. Using Tobacco Products
If you use tobacco this will eventually lead to a build up of tartar which will then develop into an excessive amount of plaque. When you have excessive plaque, you are opening the door for gum recession. It should be noted that excessive plaque can be difficult to remove from your teeth.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in enhancing your smile by getting a gum graft to reverse the effects of your gum recession then give us a call to set up a consultation with our experienced staff and professional dentist.
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