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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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Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?

Posted on 11/20/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?After a successful oral surgery, there are the usual conditions no one can escape. These include pain, some bleeding, swelling and discomfort. However, we usually make it so that no one has to suffer needlessly.

For this reason, we usually prescribe a variety of over the counter medication to help with these conditions so that you can have a proper quality of life as you continue to heal.

These medications are used to control these conditions among others that might occur post-surgery. Everyone's body is different. Therefore, there might be some complications that come up post-surgery that can be handled by these types of medication. Here are a few over the counter meds that are crucial post oral surgery.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

In case you are experiencing acute swelling, some drugs can be of great assistance to you. If you are looking for relief from discomfort and redness in the mouth, Corticosteroids are quite ideal. This product also helps gums heal and help the gums not to swell much.

To Handle Gingivitis and Plaque

After oral surgery, the likelihood of getting an infection is quite high. Given that the mouth is often very moist and with plenty of bacteria, you need something to keep such infections at bay. Chlorhexidine is an antibiotic that works very well to combat bacteria in the mouth. This drug is often available as a gelatin-filled chip and mouth rinse. After the oral surgery, it helps keep any bacterial infections away so that your mouth can heal well.

Pain Killers

After the surgery, you might not feel the pain at first, but as the numbing drugs start to wear off, the pain starts to come back. Depending on the type of surgery, you might need stronger pain killing medication than others. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are popular over the counter medications that help a great deal. However, when dealing with children, do not use ibuprofen unless directed by us.

These drugs are quite helpful in recovery and help in alleviating the pain associated with many oral surgeries. When you take them as directed by us, you will be sure to recover quite well.

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Prescott, AZ 86301
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