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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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Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?

Posted on 8/10/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
 Cancer Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451
Is it normal to have lumps inside your mouth? To some degree, yes. There are lumps beneath your tongue that are actually salivary glands, plus there are small lumps in other areas of your mouth that are totally normal.

However, if you notice a new lump that wasn't there before, it is something to make sure you keep an eye on. If you notice it's not going away on its own, or increasing in size, you need to go out and see your oral surgeon and have them take a look. It could be a cause for concern.

Lumps in Your Mouth Can Signal Cysts or Cancer

Cysts can be nothing to worry about some of the time, or they can be a lot to worry about. It all depends on what type of cyst you have growing.

Even ones that are totally benign need to be monitored, as they can grow into joints or put pressure on your jaw or teeth. If a cyst is nothing to worry about, it still may need to be removed. That choice is up to you and your oral surgeon.

Oral cancer can also lead to lumps in your mouth. These lumps need to be removed as soon as possible so they do not have the chance to spread. If you notice a lump, especially one with a lesion that doesn't want to go away, get in and get seen. These are classic signs that you have something going on in your mouth that needs extra attention.

Don't let a lump in your mouth go by without any attention unless it shows up and disappears within a day or two. This can happen if a salivary gland got blocked or if you bit an area. However, any that feel off or don't go away, get checked out as soon as you can get seen.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 842-4864 today.

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Surprise Smiles
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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