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 it comes to understanding jaw pain it’s important to note that this could be related to an oral health issue. A numerous number of people suffer from facial and jaw pain. However, because this pain is can come and go it often is noticed when it’s sporadic and is then forgotten when it’s fleeting. This leads to a delay in treatment or an avoidance of seeking treatment all together. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is one condition that a patient can get diagnosed with if they are experiencing jaw pain. Your dentist is the only one who can provide you with a full and comprehensive exam to determine if you in fact are suffering from TMJ related jaw pain.
TMJ disorder prominently affects your jaw nerves and muscles and this can sometimes be the result of an injury to the joint that connects the jawbones to your skull. While the majority of adults who get TMJ syndrome experience only mild cases of it, other adults experience a more severe form of TMJ. This more advanced and severe form can lead to these listed types of pain:
Another sign of TMJ that a patient can recognize at home is a clicking, popping, or grinding sensation while chewing or opening your mouth. If you experience any of these symptoms,
then it’s safe to say you may be developing Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder.
While the official cause of TMJ disorder is not entirely understood it’s important to make note of the different contributing factors that can play a major role in the overall development of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. Multiple factors can contribute to TMJ including but not limited to a misalignment or trauma to the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, excessive gum chewing, stress, anxiety and arthritis. Looking out for these factors is important.
If you are experiencing any kind of jaw pain, it is important to contact your dentist. TMJ disorder can become serious and very painful, so it is best to stay on top of it as early as possible.
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