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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

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,

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Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?

Posted on 7/10/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?The first time you hear ringing in your ears, you may start looking around the room to see what is making the sound. It takes time to realize that the noise is in your head.

For some people, the ringing is only a minor problem that does not interfere with their life or that does not happen often. For others, it is a major distraction that makes everything they do more difficult. No matter how severe the problem with ringing in the ears is, there is something we can do about it.

What Causes Ringing in the Ears

There are many different reasons for ringing in the ears or tinnitus. Exposure to loud noises for extended periods of time or a buildup of ear wax can lead to a problem. Age related hearing loss and infections of the sinus or ears can create a ringing sound.

One common cause for tinnitus that people are not aware of is temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. This is a condition that is often related to oral health problems. Infections in a tooth or an abscess can lead to TMJ and to ringing in the ears.

What Can We Treat?
We can offer suggestions about what to do if the causes behind the ringing in the ears is related to loud noises or earwax buildup, but those are not causes that we will treat. When it comes to TMJ issues that lead to ringing in your ears, we can offer some help. If the TMJ comes from an infection or abscess in the teeth or gums, we can take steps to correct that problem. If it is due to a misalignment of the teeth we can also help.

Our oral surgeon can offer different procedures to help with the problems related to TMJ. The key is determining if TMJ is the cause of the ringing and if there is a dental connection to the TMJ.

Ringing in the ear is a symptom that something is not right. It is important to not ignore the ringing and to find out what the cause is and to get treatment.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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Surprise, AZ 85374
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Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

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1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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