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
There are several ways of treating gum recession in Harrisonburg, VA. Patients of Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute may benefit from one or more of the following treatments:
The following symptoms are signs of gum recession:
This is a procedure in which your Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute doctor will gently fold back the tissue affected by periodontal disease and remove any harmful bacteria, plaque, or calculus that has accumulated below the gum line. This may also be accomplished with laser gum surgery. Once the area has been thoroughly cleaned, your doctor will reattach the tissue to the surface of your teeth, thus reducing the pocket depths and preventing more debris from being trapped.
If bone or tissue has been destroyed by periodontal disease, these areas will probably need to be restored in order to become functional once more and prevent further damage. After plaque and bacteria have been removed from the periodontal pockets, your doctor will place a regenerative material to encourage regrowth of bone or tissue in that area. Once the material has been put in place, the gums can reattach to the teeth.
PST™ is a new, minimally invasive method of treating gum recession. A small opening is made in the gum tissue near the area in need of treatment. Special dental instruments work through this opening to move underlying tissue in place to restore the gum line to a healthier level.
A soft tissue graft involves taking tissue from inside the mouth and attaching it to the area affected by gum recession and periodontal disease. There are three different types of grafts:
To find out which type of treatment for gum recession in Harrisonburg, VA is best for you, we will need to provide a periodontal evaluation. Contact Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and schedule your consultation today!
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Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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