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
If you're really feeling worried about undertaking oral surgery, you're not the only one. Many people's wisdom teeth emerge in between the ages of 17-25 and also start to create issues only fixed if they are removed. Understanding what to anticipate for this treatment can ease your dental anxiety and assist you in planning for your surgical treatment. You'll be back to your daily tasks in no time!
Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth, also called "third molars", are the last teeth to establish in the mouth. For most individuals, there is not nearly enough space in their mouth for wisdom teeth. When these teeth start emerging, they commonly move diagonally or horizontally and become impacted. Without treatment, they can hurt nearby teeth, cause infection, and lead to various other issues. If you visit a dental professional consistently, she or he can check your wisdom teeth with regular x-rays and tell you when it's time to have them removed.
What can I anticipate on the day of my surgical procedure?
In most cases, you'll just require a single surgery to remove some or all of your wisdom teeth. This surgical procedure is finished while you are under sedation. Different levels of sedation exist, so make sure to talk with your dentist about which alternative is right for your treatment as well as your degree of anxiety. When you are comfortable, your dental professional will use customized surgical tools to delicately remove your wisdom teeth. This surgical procedure generally takes less than a few hours. Afterward, you can relax in the recovery room as long as needed before you have a person drive you home.
How can I help accelerate my recovery as well as recovery?
You'll need to rest for a couple of days after your wisdom teeth removal. Nonetheless, there are steps you can take to guarantee you have the healthiest recuperation. Try not to consume solid foods or clean your teeth till your dental professional states you can. Avoid intensive exercise and do not smoke. To keep the blood clots undisturbed, try not to drink with a straw or spit. You can delicately rinse your mouth with salt water for the first few days after surgical treatment.
Schedule your appointment
If you're not experiencing any pain or swelling around your wisdom teeth or back molars, it's still an excellent idea to have a dental practitioner check their development. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with your local dentist today and keep your mouth healthy!
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