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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/

Why Does It Take Time to Adjust to a New Filling?


Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Why Does It Take Time to Adjust to a New Filling?Sometimes, the placement of a filling needs some getting used to. The following information explains why this can happen.

Getting a New Filling


If you get a new filling, it may sometimes feel “funny” inside your mouth. While fillings happen to be the commonest of dental procedures, you still may need to adjust to a filling that has just been placed for a period of about 2 to 7 days. By adding a filling, we can arrest dental decay and make it possible for you to eat again without experiencing problems with chewing. Filling materials include composite resins (which are used the most often), silver amalgam, or gold. The composite resins blend with the other teeth and therefore look more natural. Regardless of the material, it takes about the same length of time to adjust to having a filling.

Making the Transition


Once your tooth is filled, the numbing agent used during the procedure will begin to fade. Therefore, you may experience some soreness when you first have a filling placed. Also, when you first discovered the cavity or hole in your tooth, the surface felt a little bit rough when compared to the other teeth. When a filling fills the hole, you will notice a new texture - one that is smoother and solid. Also, your newly filled tooth will, for a very short time, be more sensitive to hot and cold. However, this type of sensitivity will only last a couple of days. This is especially true if a filling is larger. If your new filling causes you to experience pain when you eat, or it causes the teeth to feel uneven, the restoration may be too high. If this is the case, you need to us file the filling down to size.

Do you need to fill a cavity? If so, do not hesitate to call us if you notice that your tooth has some decay. We can fill the tooth and alleviate any problems with biting or chewing right away. Make sure to have any teeth filled before a bigger problem develops. If the decay advances, it can lead to root canal surgery and/or the placement of a crown. Cal. us to book an appointment now.


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