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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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Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Posted on 8/20/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
 Wisdom Teeth Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451
It seems almost as if it is a rite of passage to have your wisdom teeth pulled. It happens right around the end of teenage years and at the beginning of adulthood. This procedure is necessary for many people, but not all people actually need to have their wisdom teeth pulled.

In fact, it can be good for some people to not have them pulled. If you aren't sure if you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled or not, ask your oral surgeon what they would recommend.

Good Reasons to Not Have Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled When It Isn't Necessary

If you are one of the lucky few who has wisdom teeth come in properly, it may be in your best interest to keep your wisdom teeth and not have them extracted. This helps to hold your front teeth in place, as your teeth cannot shift forward with the extra pressure from the wisdom teeth behind them.

Most people do not have the spare room in the back of their jaw to have their wisdom teeth come in straight. However, if you are one of the people who does, it is best to keep an eye on them as they come in. It is common that these teeth succumb to decay sooner than others in the mouth since they are so far back in the mouth. However, with proper care and maintenance, most of the time, this can be avoided as well.

Keeping your wisdom teeth is a viable option if they erupt fully into the right spot and don't cause pressure and pain on the surrounding teeth. Talk with your oral surgeon and get their opinion about what they think is best for your wisdom teeth. They can show you on your x-rays what direction your wisdom teeth are facing if they haven't erupted yet, when you two talk.

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

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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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