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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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Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw

Posted on 5/23/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Jaw Pain Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451Do you normally struggle with pain in your jaw? If so, then you may be wondering what causes that pain. Some types of pain are easy to diagnose, such as pain following direct trauma to the jaw itself.

However, those times are usually relatively rare. It normally takes a little testing to figure out what the root cause of your jaw pain is. Here are a couple places we can start looking to figure out the cause. Maybe one of them will be the cause of what ails you.

Reasons Your Jaw May Hurt

If your TMJ makes noise when you open and close your mouth, you could struggle with TMD. Your TMJ is the joint between your bottom jaw and your skull. If this joint gets inflamed, it leads to TMD, which is a temporomandibular disorder. These are treatable, but it may take a little time to figure out what the best course of treatment is for you.

If you wake up with a sore jaw, your cause could be bruxism. This is when you clench your teeth together or grind them together. Typically, people do this in their sleep and do not even realize that they do it.

It takes them waking up with a sore jaw pretty regularly for them to realize that they do it often enough to get seen for it. Do you want to figure out the root cause of your pain? If so, we can help.

Call our office and schedule a consultation. Let us know that you have jaw pain and about how often you have it. Keep track of anything you believe could be connected to your jaw pain from now until your appointment. That way, you can talk to us about it when you are here.

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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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