Signs You May Need an Extra Trip to the Dentist

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It starts off with a minor twinge when you eat or drink cold foods or beverages. No big deal if it goes away, right? The next thing you know you’re waking up in the night to a painful toothache and your dentist is telling you that you’ll need a root canal. How did this happen? Did you know that it could’ve prevented? Dr. Sam Carroll, your general dentist in Yuma, shares some signs you should visit your dentist.

Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

It is a telltale indicator that you may have a crack or fracture in your tooth. When hot and cold items start to reach your nerve, you’ll begin to experience pain. Being proactive about your oral health with regular visits to your dentist every six months can help prevent these situations. Dr. Carroll can spot decay, fractures, and other issues on your x-rays and through your examination, even earlier than you can believe it or not. If you detect this issue early on, a dental filling may be able to take care of the problem, saving you from more invasive treatment such as a root canal.

Gums Bleed During Brushing

While it may not seem like a big deal, if your gums appear red and swollen, or bleed when you brush your teeth, you’re well on your way to a case of gum disease. These signs again are the early indicators, and if you’re proactive, you may be able to control or even reverse your condition with a thorough professional cleaning and improved home care. That is another condition that can detect during your regular checkup appointment.

If gum disease is left untreated, the infection of your soft tissue and bone will eventually destroy them, and you’ll begin to experience tooth loss. Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults? We can help you during this stage with a more in-depth cleaning that reaches below the gum line to remove large plaque and tartar buildup.

Call our Yuma DMD Dental Office!

At Sam Carroll, DMD, we’re here to be your partners in optimum oral health. Prevention is your first line of defense against oral issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, and we encourage you to call us today and get your next appointment scheduled.

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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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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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