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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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Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident

Posted on 10/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car AccidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you not only can get broken arms and legs, but your mouth can suffer as well. If you have hit your jaw after a crash, it's crucial to monitor your symptoms carefully.

What Happens During a Car Accident?

Car accidents are violent, traumatic events and can result in injuries to different parts of your body, including your jaw. Because of the impact, many times there is whiplash, where your head is thrown back and forth at any rate of speed. This is not a movement that is normal, and even a fender bender or an accident where someone rear ends you at a traffic light can have lasting consequences on the temporomandibular joints.

What if I Have Jaw Pain After a Car Accident

The most apparent reason for pain following a car accident is if you hit your jaw against a dashboard or the side of the car. This can affect the temporomandibular joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. A car accident can cause the ligaments in the TMJ to stretch or tear due to the forces moving your head. As a result, things like eating or speaking will become painful.

It is important to come and see us if you have pain in your jaw following a car accident or any trauma or blow to the face. While, in less severe crashes you will need time to heal, other, more severe accidents will mean additional treatment from our surgeons.

If you have been diagnosed with TMJ, a car accident could aggravate that condition even more, but there are other consequences to your oral health from trauma including stress and anxiety from the experience. Don't wait until your symptoms become worse after an accident and call us to make an appointment as soon as you can.

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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

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Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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