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
Baby its cold outside! This season, your teeth may be feeling the chill even more than the rest of your body. Teeth are particularly sensitive to temperatures, especially frigid ones, making it uncomfortable to eat or drink anything that’s a little too hot or cold. The sensitivity you’re feeling isn’t a direct result of a cavity, although that could be the culprit. Usually the uncomfortable feeling is the result of decay, irritated gums, worn tooth enamel or an exposed root. If you’re suffering from sensitive teeth in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA, give the experienced doctors at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute a call today. In the meantime, we have compiled a few tips to help you ease the discomfort associated with tooth sensitivity in cold weather.
Relieve Sensitive Tooth Pain
While it’s difficult to ease sensitive tooth pain without knowing the cause, there are a few things you can try before you come in for your appointment. Try the following methods to see if any help in alleviating your discomfort:
• Switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush. Your gums may be irritated from the firm bristles on your toothbrush. Switch to one with softer bristles and see if this helps with the pain. You might also try brushing your teeth with less intensity. A gentle hand can effectively brush teeth in as little as two minutes.
• Try new toothpaste. There are a myriad of toothpastes on the market that are specifically designed for sensitive teeth and can help build up the remaining enamel to provide a layer of protection.
• Avoid acidic beverages. Acid can cause your tooth enamel to soften and become more sensitive, avoid it when possible.
• Use a mouthguard. In case your teeth are sensitive from grinding, you may want to consider using a mouth guard when you sleep.
Call the Experts
Don’t suffer with tooth sensitivity any longer; give the doctors at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute a call today to schedule an appointment. Speak with a member of our team by calling our Harrisonburg office at (540) 907-4060 or our Winchester office at (540) 427-6142.
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