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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,

Link to article:

Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?

Posted on 6/10/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
A woman suffering from TMJ.
TMJ issues can be something that progressively get worse, or they can be something that come on out of nowhere. You can literally go from waking up pain-free to being miserable in just a few minutes if you need help with an issue related to your TMJ.

If this is the case, you may need to go in and see your oral surgeon. They can help treat the pain that you are in, plus they can work with you to help resolve your long-term TMJ issues.

Options to Help with TMJ Issues

Things that you can do to help decrease your pain at its onset include taking an anti-inflammatory medication, apply ice to the area that hurts, and avoiding anything that involves opening and closing your jaw until the pain subsides on its own. Sometimes that is a very quick process, while other times, that can take a long time.

Your oral surgeon is going to have more long-term solutions to treat your TMJ issues. They can help work with you through options like physical therapy, or they can recommend surgery to correct the issues within that joint. Some pain comes from the joint having a bone spur or similar issue within the joint, which can easily be treated.

Other TMJ issues come from you using the jaw too forcefully or doing things like clenching your teeth. The best way to treat these issues is by getting you fitted for a mouth guard that is soft enough to not put excess pressure on the joint.

For pain in your TMJ, contact our office. They can help you get your pain under control and they can help manage the issue so that you will not wind up in pain again in the future. Next time you notice your TMJ a bit sore, give them a call.


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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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