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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!

Tooth Extraction
Prescott Valley, AZ

Young man with tooth pain in need of a dental extraction in Prescott Valley, AZDamage to permanent teeth might create the need to extract them. While your teeth can last a lifetime, you might be forced to have them extracted due to conditions like decay and other untreatable damage. In some cases, natural causes like overcrowded teeth can necessitate extraction.

At Bradshaw Family Dental, we perform efficient tooth extraction procedures that leave you feeling better. Unlike in the past, when teeth extractions were uncomfortable for some, the introduction of technology has made the process smooth and painless. It takes only a few minutes to get rid of the unwanted tooth.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction involves removing a damaged or unwanted tooth from the jawbone. Tooth extraction is a dental practice name referring to a medical procedure to improve oral health by removing damaged teeth. If the damaged tooth stays in your mouth for longer, you will likely suffer more damage.

This is why tooth extractions are essential. The dental procedure involves completely extracting a damaged tooth from its socket. Some people refer to this process as "tooth pulling." Remember that we only resort to tooth extraction as the last option after other remedies to save your tooth fail.

The Tooth Extraction Process

The tooth extraction process entails a few simple steps, starting with preparing your tooth. To prepare the affected tooth for extraction, our professionals apply a local anesthetic to numb the area. In some circumstances, we may administer an intravenous sedative or nerve-calming medication to relax you.

As mentioned earlier, technological advancement has made tooth extractions easier and less complicated. If the affected tooth is impacted, we may break it down into small bits before removing it. This is designed to make the extraction process easier and hassle-free. Generally, the tooth extraction process is designed into two categories: simple extraction and surgical extraction.

Simple extraction: This is one of our most common procedures. It is done on a visible tooth with severe damage or decay. The same process is also applied to teeth that are about to get braces. Simple tooth extractions are straightforward and often don't involve sophisticated equipment. Our professionals administer a local anesthetic during this extraction to numb the area. After the tooth is extracted, you might need painkillers to aid your recovery. The wound heals after a few weeks.

Surgical extraction: This is a more complex tooth extraction process. Our experienced professionals perform it in a carefully guarded operation room. Surgical tooth extractions involve teeth that are not visible — it can be because they are broken or haven't erupted yet. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we might administer sedatives before we perform the procedure. Surgical extractions take a little longer than simple extractions, given the nature of the affected tooth. After the extraction, we will prescribe medications that will help with the recovery process.

Common Causes of Tooth Extractions

There are several causes of tooth extractions. Knowing some of these causes will help you understand why extractions are necessary and how they help improve oral health.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the major causes of tooth extractions. It is an oral condition that affects the root canal, making the tooth unusable. Once the condition tears through the enamel and into the inner parts of your tooth, its damage becomes irreversible. The decay eats through the pulp of your tooth and causes further damage. When the infection reaches the pulp of your tooth, it causes a root canal infection. At this point, a tooth extraction will be the ideal remedy for the affected tooth. Our oral surgeons will perform a tooth extraction procedure that stops the infection from spreading to surrounding teeth. This goes a long way in keeping your oral health intact. We also perform a tooth restoration treatment to keep your smile intact.

Overcrowded Teeth

When you have overcrowded teeth, you will benefit from an extraction procedure. Having severely overcrowded teeth is uncomfortable and affects your confidence. Our professionals will recommend an extraction procedure that reduces the number of teeth in your mouth. Thanks to this procedure, you will have more space in your mouth to allow teeth realignment. This goes a long way in restoring your smile, and can often be done before orthodontic work.

Gum Disease

If you don't treat gum disease on time, it can be as destructive as a root canal infection. In its advanced stages, gum disease causes degeneration of gum ligaments, tissue, and jawbone that supports the teeth. This weakens the support system for the teeth and makes them become loose. As a result, some teeth might fall out by themselves or will need an extraction procedure. Therefore, it is vital to seek treatment immediately after noticing signs of gum disease. Early treatment can help save your teeth and maintain the health of your gums.

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth is that which hasn't erupted beyond the gum line. Impacted teeth also happen when the tooth erupts partially. There are various causes of impacted teeth. For instance, it can be due to overcrowding, a displaced tooth, and a tilted or twisted tooth. Wisdom teeth are the most affected when it comes to impacted teeth. This happens when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth.

Tooth Breakage

Another common cause of tooth extraction is tooth breakage. If your tooth breaks near the gum line, there might be insufficient gum structure to attach a dental crown. This necessitates an extraction, or as the dental practice name suggests, a reconstructive procedure. We can perform a reconstructive procedure even when the whole tooth is extracted.

Request a Prescott Valley Tooth Extraction Appointment Today!

While you might not want to lose your tooth, some circumstances make extractions the best option. If a tooth is affected by advanced tooth decay or gum disease, our professionals at Bradshaw Family Dental recommend an extraction process. Call us at (928) 277-0076 to learn more about teeth extraction and why it might just be what you need.

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