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
While receding gums is a serious and common problem, it is frequently overlooked. Because it sets in gradually, it can be easy to miss. This is why it is important that you are familiar with the symptoms of gum recession and keep an eye out for any changes to your gums. Additionally, you should know what practices help prevent this problem. Ultimately, the only surefire way to know if you have gum recession is to see a dental professional. If you think you have receding gums in Harrisonburg, VA and Winchester, VA, be sure to contact Dr. Victor Saunders, Dr. Steven Saunders, and Dr. Jeff Dickson to schedule an appointment.
Gum Recession Causes
Common gum recession symptoms include teeth that appear longer than the others, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and loose teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact us as soon as possible for a consultation. Ignoring receding gums can lead to serious problems, such as gum disease or tooth loss.
Some of the common causes of receding gums include:
· Periodontal disease- this is the most common cause of gum recession
· Overaggressive brushing or flossing
· Teeth grinding
· Tooth crowding
Gum Recession Prevention
It is important to stay current on your oral health routine, including getting regular cleanings. If you have any questions about receding gums or notice any of the symptoms listed above, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We are proud to offer corrective treatments for receding gums, including the minimally-invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
For more information about receding gums symptoms or treatments, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
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