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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

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!

Root Canal Treatment
Prescott Valley, AZ

Root canals are often a dental procedure that brings a shudder from most patients. Our team at Bradshaw Family Dental is prepared to remove the bacteria that is causing the painful infection and restore the health of your tooth. Working with the appropriate anesthetic for your needs, the procedure itself is not painful, it is the raging infection that is causing you discomfort, and we can relieve it. Non-surgical root canal treatments are minimally invasive, this procedure allows us to perform the necessary endodontic treatment to allow you to resume normal function.

What is the difference between a surgical root canal and a non-surgical root canal?

A non-surgical root canal involves going inside the tooth, but does not require the cutting into the soft gum tissue. In some cases, the bacteria has traveled into one of the many branches that extends from your root and surgery is needed, but in most situations, we can remove the bacteria through the tooth. One non-surgical root canal treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent any need for dental implants or dental bridges. Dr. David Frausto performs root canal treatments at our Prescott Valley office to restore the health of the tooth and eliminate the bacterial infection.

How did the root of my tooth become infected?

The most common cause for infected pulp is decay. Deep cavities that extend to the root allows bacteria to settle and then react through infection. This can be very painful for the patient. Other causes can come from tiny fractures or cracks in the tooth, allowing passage for bacteria, or from multiple dental procedures to a single tooth.

Root Canal Process

A root canal is a recommended non-surgical treatment to remove the diseased pulp. To rid the infection, the root canal system is cleaned, it is necessary to remove the pulp, the nerves, and connective tissue, taking the source of infection with it. This material was needed while the tooth was developing, but once it is grown, the pulp is no longer needed. Once the inner portion of the tooth is removed and cleansed, it is then sealed with a rubber material that has been treated to help prevent further infection. During treatment, patients are under local anesthesia to increase their comfort. In most situations, we are able to complete this procedure in one appointment.

Root canal therapy has a 90 percent success rate and you will be informed if any complication occurs during the procedure. Additionally, nitrous oxide will be provided to calm nerves, if needed. Most patients are able to drive home after treatment and return to your regular daily routine.

After root canal therapy, we may recommend a visit with a restorative dentist for a prosthetic to protect the tooth. Following your root canal treatment, your tooth has been weakened, so additional strength from a dental crown may be necessary. Follow-up restorations can be scheduled within a few weeks from your initial treatment. If any problems occur, our front office staff is available to assist. You can prevent further decay by continuing to practice high quality dental hygiene.

For more information, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (928) 277-0076.


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