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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/

What to Do if You Partially Dislodge a Tooth


Posted on 6/10/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Dislodged Tooth Bradshaw Family Dental AZ 86314A partially dislodged tooth happens when you take a blow or fall, and the tooth gets knocked out. But what to do if you partially dislodge a tooth and have no access to a dentist?

If you're wondering whether a partially dislodged tooth can be saved, the answer is yes, it can, but this depends on what you do immediately following the accident and if you get to our office as quickly as possible.

If you play any sport, whether there is contact or not, we highly recommend that you use a mouth guard to protect your teeth from a violent blow.

What Should You Do if a Tooth Becomes Dislodged?

Whether the blow is severe enough to dislodge the tooth from the jawbone or if it's knocked out from the gum line, knowing what to do can be critical to saving the tooth. If the accident happens during business hours, it is extremely important to get to our office as quickly as you can.

Ideally within an hour. While waiting for treatment from the dentist you can help control the pain with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and by using an ice pack to the affected area.

If the tooth is moving around, do not try to pull it out. Your dentist can still save the tooth even if it's wiggling.

Once you get to the office, the dentist will determine if the tooth is still connected to the nerves and blood vessels, and if it is, it can still be saved. The dentist will clean the area and clear the open wound of any particles.

The tooth can be put back in and held with a splint, which will help the it heal in the correct position. In many instances a root canal is necessary if you partially dislodge a tooth.
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