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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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Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly

Posted on 3/10/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Jaw Growth Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451The bones of the jaw and the skull tend to develop gradually and will continue growing throughout the adolescence and early in adulthood. Sometimes, the growth of jaw bone may be interrupted resulting in unequal or uneven growth. Unequal jaw growth may present in various forms.

A patient may show symptoms such as slurred speech, uneven bite, swallowing food, difficult chewing, and uneven facial appearance including a protruding or receding chin. Having treatment for a jaw that had grown unevenly can help correct the malformations and health problems it presents.

What Causes Uneven Jaw Growth

Many things can cause the jaw to grow unequal and the common ones include injury to your face or the jaw. People may have uneven jaw growth due to birth defects and sometimes, it may happen because of possible complications arising from prior surgery.

During early childhood, a jaw may as well begin to grow unevenly. When you reach out to us, we will ask you questions regarding the way the growth has been occurring. You will provide us with information on how long it has been happening and then we will try to determine the exact cause.

Correcting Unevenly Developed Jaws

With time, if you don't get treatment for unequally developed jaw, it may become worse. Treatment options may vary from one individual to another. Some people may just need to wear a dental appliance while others may require surgery.

Orthognathic surgery helps correct the problem by realigning one or both of your jaws. The aim of having orthognathic jaw surgery is to improve your speech, chewing, and swallowing abilities.

Again, the surgery helps reduce difficulty in breathing that you may be experiencing while asleep. If a patient has a receding or protruding chin, a corrective surgery will help improve facial appearance thereby ensuring self-confidence.

Having a jaw that has grown unevenly can impact the quality of life you lead. Getting treatment helps you have a healthier and happier. You can call us to discover how we can help you if you have unevenly developed jaws.


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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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