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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
epidemic.

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:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/

Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD


Posted on 1/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
TMD Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451Temporomandibular Disorder, TMD, is a pain disorder that causes pain in your temporomandibular joint and decreased mobility throughout those joints. TMD can be caused by trauma to the teeth or jaws, grinding your teeth, teeth that are out of alignment, or other teeth or jaw issues.

With TMD comes many signs and symptoms and depending on the severity, you will likely need to seek treatment from an oral surgeon for treatment of the disorder. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are suffering from TMD, consider your symptoms and level of pain when making your decision.

Symptoms of TMD


It can be difficult to know whether or not the symptoms you are experiencing are truly associated with TMD, as there are many symptoms that can be common pain or symptoms of another problem.

TMD often brings about pain in the area of your jaw and face, which can be accompanied by hearing a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. You might even feel that your jaw is getting stuck or is difficult to open and close your mouth, leaving your jaw muscles feeling tight.

Visual signs of TMD can include swelling of the face or mouth or a change in the fitting of your lower and upper teeth. Other common symptoms of TMD can include pain in the ears and eyes, headaches, or a feeling of pressure in the eyes and ears.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have any concern that it might be TMD, it is very important that you seek treatment and a proper diagnosis of your symptoms.

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

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1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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172 E Merritt St.
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Prescott, AZ 86301
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