Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.
We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.
Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.
Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!
Posted on 12/20/2017 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Some people are lucky enough to be born without the wisdom tooth. But for others, they need to see us right away for x-rays, so we can determine the condition of the extra teeth.
Generally, teens as young as 17 and young adults (about 25) should go to the dentist to have the wisdom teeth removed. If the tooth is impacted, you will really feel the pain. In which case, you don't need a reminder to see a dentist right away.
Impacted Tooth vs Infected ToothImpacted is a term we use when the tooth doesn't break through the gum. Instead, it continues to grow sideways and start to push toward the other teeth. How do you know if you have impacted teeth?
There's a throbbing pain at the back of your jaw, mostly around the gums. Also, you will notice a lot of swelling in the affected area, extreme sensitivity, bleeding and redness. In some cases, it's even too difficult to open your mouth wide. Headaches are also another red flag for impacted teeth.
Aside from impacted, not going to the dentist for a checkup may result in infection in the wisdom tooth. This happens when the tooth fails to break the surface. The top of the tooth is still covered by a thin strip of gum, which makes the wisdom tooth invisible to the naked eye.
However, bacteria can still penetrate the strip, which causes infection. This is called pericoronitis. In this case, you will really notice it because of the pain involved.
Both impacted and infected tooth may not become painful right away, which can be a problem in itself because you are made to believe that you have no issue with your wisdom teeth at all. X-rays should help us find out if your tooth is infected or impacted.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (928) 277-0076 today.
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