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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/

How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?


Posted on 9/10/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?We may recommend a bone graft if your jawbone is too thin or not strong enough to support a dental implant, which can cause the surgery to fail.

In general, if you have missing teeth, this causes bone loss which can affect the jaw bone, and while it may sound scary, bone grafting is a relatively routine procedure.

What is Bone Grafting?


Bone grafting is a procedure where one of our surgeons takes a piece of bone from another part of the body or a bone bank and places it in the jaw bone. This procedure is done mostly when the jawbone is insufficient or not strong enough to support implants.

The bone grafting procedure takes about an hour, depending on your situation. If there are other problems, it may take longer, but it is essential to replace the bone inside the jaw after an extraction to avoid jaw resorption.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Bone Grafts?


Depending on how many teeth are missing and how many bone grafts you need, the recovery can take about 4-months. Sometimes you won't be ready for implants until 7 or 9-months after your bone grafting surgery. It is crucial that we wait the required time, especially when you are scheduled for implants because otherwise, the operation could fail.

Other factors that will affect the recovery time for bone grafting is if the surgery is to the lower or upper jaw and whether or not you need gum grafting simultaneously. If you have any questions about bone grafting surgery and how long it will take to heal, we are here to answer all your questions.

If our surgeon determines you need this procedure, the consultation for the surgery is an ideal time to get all the information you need to go into the procedure with confidence.
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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

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172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200


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