What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

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Your oral health has never been more critical. Periodontal (gum) disease has linked to other health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Dentists and physicians alike now understand the oral-systemic connection, which proves that our oral health positively affects our overall health. Your regular cleaning and check-up appointments are your first line of defense against periodontal disease and other oral health issues. Your dentist in Yuma, AZ discusses what happens during a dental cleaning.

Screening For Oral Health Concerns

Believe it or not, your dentist can detect issues like tooth decay, oral cancer, and gum disease much earlier than you can. It is because there’s not a lot of symptoms or pain associated with these issues until their more advanced stages. Your dentist will screen you for these issues at every dental cleaning and checkup, which are recommended twice per year. The earlier you detect these concerns, the better your chances are of treating them with the least invasive and costly procedures.

Removing Plaque Build Up

During your dental cleaning procedure, your hygienist will remove the excessive plaque that builds upon and in between your teeth. Plaque is what causes tooth decay by eating away at your enamel and leaving holes to be filled in your teeth. Excessive plaque buildup can also create your gums to separate from your teeth letting harmful bacteria below your gum line, and this when gum disease occurs. If left untreated, gum disease in its advanced stages causes damage to your bone and can eventually lead to tooth loss.

The good news is that gum disease can treat in its early stages with a thorough cleaning and improved home care. For some patients, it may even reverse. It is why regular periodontal screenings with your hygienist are so important.

Partners in Oral Health

At Sam Carroll, DMD, Dr. Sam Carroll and his highly skilled team want to be your partners in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. We believe that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your oral health and we’re well equipped to help you with any dental concerns that may arise. Your oral health is too important to ignore, contact our office today to schedule your next dental cleaning appointment.

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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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