Are You Falling for These Dental Myths?

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It’s a fact: Most people do not particularly like going to the dentist. Some people even put off routine dental care because of it. Are you one of them?

If you are putting off visits to the dentist, perhaps you are holding on to misconceptions about the dentist that isn’t true.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common dental myths to make sure you aren’t falling for them and putting off regularly scheduled trips to your dentist in Yuma, AZ.

Fact or Fiction?

It’s been a while since I have visited the dentist. The dental staff is going to be judgmental at the state of my oral health.

False! Whatever you might bring to the dental chair, it’s okay. Dentists are not judgmental. They are happy you have decided to get the care you need—even if it’s been years since your last visit.

I’m not having any problems with my mouth or teeth, so I don’t need to see the dentist.

False! Because prevention is so important when it comes to your oral health, regular examinations and cleanings are critical. Regular visits also enable your dentist to spot problems while they are still small and more comfortable to treat.

I’m anxious about visiting the dentist, and I am afraid the dentist is going to be impatient with me.

False! Dentists realize that many patients suffer from dental anxiety, and they receive specialized training to ensure they can deal with it. Your dentist will be happy to make any accommodations necessary to provide your comfort while you are in the chair.

My fear of the dentist is so bad; there is nothing anyone can do for me.

False! Your dentist can provide various types of sedation dentistry. All are designed to ensure your treatment is as pleasant as possible. Also, your dentist will ensure you know what to expect while you are there. Often a little knowledge goes a long way in calming frayed nerves.

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Don’t fall for common myths that keep you from seeing your Yuma, AZ dentist. Make an appointment for an examination and cleaning!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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