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
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition that drastically alters the appearance and health of one’s teeth and gums. It can also lead to bleeding and receding gums and tooth loss. While many people who develop the disease will go on to receive treatment, others will not. Those who do not have their condition diagnosed and treated within a certain time frame are more likely to suffer from the systemic effects of periodontal disease.
When a person has gum disease, they have periodontal bacteria in their mouth. Periodontal bacteria is very harmful to your teeth and gums. Once it gets into your bloodstream, you are more likely to develop the following health conditions in the future:
· Cardiovascular disease
· Erectile dysfunction
· Metabolic Disease
· Chronic Kidney Disease
· And more..
It is very important for anyone who suffers from gum disease or poor oral health to visit a periodontist for treatment. Once a person has gum disease, they will have it for the rest of their life. However, with proper periodontal maintenance the condition can be managed to minimize its effects on the teeth, gums and body.
Gum disease is perfectly manageable. As long as you see Dr. Steven Saunders regularly and follow all instructions, you will be able to improve the appearance and health of your teeth and gums, and minimize the effects the condition has on your overall health.
If you have missing teeth or your gums show signs of recession following gum disease treatment, Dr. Stevens can help you restore your smile. He offers gum recession and full mouth restoration treatment for patients who meet certain criteria.
Whether you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease or concerned about your teeth and health, get the peace of mind you need by contacting Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute at (540) 907-4049 to make an appointment with Dr. Saunders.
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