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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:

How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery

Posted on 12/10/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
Oral Surgery Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451
Oral health is always a big factor in so many people's lives. This is why it is important to consider the health of your teeth and gums following oral surgery. This is a big procedure that has been done, leaving an open wound in the mouth.

The proper oral health is essential. Following these guidelines for keeping a healthier, happier smile, even after having oral surgery.

Keep the Wound Clean
Usually, when you eat something the food touches the gums and teeth and you'd brush and go about life. However, you may have to rinse out your mouth after each time you eat. This is to keep the food particles out of the wound.

Rinse with Warm Salt Water

After 24 hours has passed, it is important to rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. This will not only relieve some of the soreness and pain, but it can also reduce the swelling in the mouth that is causing all of the pain in the first place. It can be done several times a day to keep up on great health.

Always Take the Pain Killers Prescribed
Not only does this make you more comfortable, but it helps the area heal faster. You can then continue to live a normal life once the area is healed and the pain is gone. It is recommended to take them before the numbing wears off right after the procedure has been done.

Ask Our Surgeons

If you have further questions regarding your oral surgery care, it is important to speak with our surgeons. They can give you an in-depth, thorough list of things you can and cannot do following oral surgery.

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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