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 9/23/2016 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|It can be a bit scary to face a tooth extraction, especially when the extraction is unexpected due to trauma. Have no fear, we have just the tips that you should know in order to weather the storm and come out smelling like daisies!
Tooth extractions are very common and no matter what the reason, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you back to a healthy and happy mouth.
The Blood Clot is ImportantWhen a tooth is extracted we will pack the site with gauze in order to stop the flow of blood. Soon after (30 minutes to an hour) the blood will have formed a clot in the site.
This blood clot is key to the site healing successfully. In order to ensure that the clot stays put, it is important not to explore the site with your tongue. Sometimes it can be tempting to feel around when things change dramatically in your mouth, in this case, try your best not to.
During the healing process it is important not to use straws to drink with and smoking is definitely not advisable. Suction in the oral cavity can cause the blood clot to break loose.
Allow Time to HealOver the next couple of days make sure to be mindful of the extraction site. Eating things that are hard or pointy could pose a risk to the site and ought to be avoided. Take pain killers as directed and try to stay comfortable.
Consider Tooth ReplacementIt is important to replace teeth as they are lost. Dental implants offer a great tooth replacement option that gives you all the advantages of a real tooth.
If teeth are lost and not replaced, there is a high likelihood that further tooth loss will occur. Permanent and removable dental bridges also offer great tooth replacement options.
Please contact us if you have any questions about teeth extractions.
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