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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19(Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19(Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

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How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery

Posted on 8/13/2016 by Andrew Zeiger
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There are a variety of reasons why your dentist may recommend oral surgery. It could be a tooth that is poorly positioned and potentially harming neighboring teeth or a wisdom tooth that is impacted.

It is also necessary to undergo oral surgery when receiving certain types of gum treatments as well as if you are having a dental implant installed. The most common reason for oral surgery being the removal of wisdom teeth.

Dealing with Pain Following Oral Surgery
It is perfectly normal for the area where the procedure was performed to be tender and perhaps painful immediately following oral surgery. Some medical professionals will prescribe prescription pain killers to help to manage pain after surgery.

Though in most cases over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to help ease the pain after oral surgery. Be aware, however, that you should not take aspirin after oral surgery as aspirin thins the blood and could cause your healing wounds to bleed.

What to Do to Expedite the Healing Process Following Oral Surgery
Here are a few simple steps you can take to promote the healing process following oral surgery.
•  Take it easy the day after surgery. Rest as much as you can and take care to keep your head propped up when lying down to reduce swelling and inflammation.
•  To reduce swelling and pain apply ice packs 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off the day after the surgery.
•  Stick to a diet of soft foods for the first day or two following surgery. Think smoothies, yogurt, soups, etc.
•  Keep your mouth clean by rinsing at least four times a day with warm salt water.
•  Avoid foods that are excessively hot or cold as the area will likely be sensitive.
•  Avoid crunchy foods for at least the first three days in an effort to avoid dislodging the clot.
•  Do not brush or floss the area where the surgery was performed until notified by your doctor to do so.

Oral surgery does not have to be the pits. Use these simple tips to help you get on the road to recovery as soon as possible following your procedure. Please contact us if you have any questions about your recovery after an oral surgery.

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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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