Schedule Your Screening for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and if it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, now is a great time to make an appointment.

Oral cancer is a severe disease that can often treat if it is detected early enough.

When you come in to see your Yuma, AZ dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll, for a routine dental examination, part of it will include an oral cancer screening.

Facts about Oral Cancer

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 50,000 people in this country will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer. The sobering statistics show that just over half of those diagnosed with the disease will be alive five years afterward. Sadly, these statistics haven’t changed much in decades.

As with many cancers, early detection is critical. Oral cancer symptoms can go unnoticed by patients because there are often no symptoms or pain associated with them.

Often oral cancer isn’t discovered until it has affected another part of the body, such as the lymph nodes. At that point, the prognosis is significantly worse for patients.

Causes of Oral Cancer

Although most patients are over the age of 40 when they diagnosed with oral cancer, the Oral Cancer Foundation reports that more people under that age are developing this type of cancer. There are some reasons for this, including the use of smokeless tobacco in young people.

Keeping Ahead of Oral Cancer

The best way to avoid becoming an oral cancer statistic is to make sure you are screened regularly for the disease. Staying up to date with your twice-yearly dental examinations is one way to do that. When you come in for a routine exam, we will conduct an oral cancer screening.

Early detection provides the best prognosis when it comes to treating oral cancer.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

If you are not current with your dental examinations and cleanings, call your Yuma, AZ dentist, Dr. Carroll.

Office Hours

  • Monday7:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Thursday7:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Friday7:00AM - 12:00PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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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If you and your family are in need of quality dental care with a personal touch, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out why our patients say Dr. Carroll is the best dentist in Yuma! We have appointments available to fit every schedule.

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