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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/

Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction


Posted on 12/21/2020 by Candice
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical ExtractionA tooth extraction should be your last resort after exhausting all other options to save your teeth. This recourse comes in when dealing with a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. The damage may involve a tooth that is broken, fragile, cracked, or impacted. Sometimes you may have to extract your teeth due to overcrowding, trauma, diseases, or when they don't respond to crowning or root canal treatment. This is where surgical tooth extraction comes in to make the work easier and save other teeth.

Reasons Why Your Teeth Require Surgical Extraction


You can opt for a surgical tooth extraction if a significant part of your teeth is broken or missing. The remaining pieces may be extremely difficult to remove using other tooth extraction methods. A surgical extraction will be required to get rid of all other pieces that might cause damage to your mouth. Any fragile or cracked teeth can also be removed surgically to save them from getting fractured during the normal extraction.

Also, you can choose surgical extraction when dealing with teeth that have long, curved or large roots. These types of teeth pose many challenges due to their curved crooked or hooked roots. The use of excessive force to pull them out may cause bone damage or tooth breakage.
The same case applies to teeth with thin and fragile roots. Such roots are likely to break when using non-surgical methods to extract the affected teeth. So you will have to go for a surgical extraction method just in case you are dealing with teeth that have fragile roots.

Finally, you can turn to a surgical extraction option to safely take out impacted teeth. The three forms of impacted teeth are usually soft tissue impaction, partial-bony impaction, and full-bony impaction. If you want additional advice on surgical tooth extraction methods, call us or visit our office.
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Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

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Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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172 E Merritt St.
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Prescott, AZ 86301
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