Your Yuma AZ Dentist Talks about Gum Disease

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If your dentist in Yuma AZ has recommended periodontal disease treatment, you may wonder what the procedure involves. The most common non-surgical method that dentists in Yuma use to treat periodontal disease is a process called scaling, and planing Keep reading for an explanation of what to expect during this process.

Scaling Procedure

The planing and scaling procedure is a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums. During the scaling process of periodontal disease treatment, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, both above and below the gum line. The goal of scaling is to eliminate all plaque and tartar that create a hospitable environment in which harmful bacteria thrive. A local anesthetic administered before scaling begins to assure that patients remain comfortable during the procedure.

Planing Procedure

The term planing refers to the process of smoothing out the surfaces of your tooth’s root. Germs and bacteria gather on the rough spots of your tooth’s roots, so planing away these rough areas will remove bacteria and eliminate trouble spots. Creating a smooth surface on the root of your tooth also encourages gum reattachment. The amount of time required for the scaling and planing procedure will depend on your periodontal issues. Your Yuma, AZ dentist can perform the process in one visit, but it also familiar to treat your mouth in halves or four quadrants, over the course of repeat visits.

After Your Procedure

After your periodontal disease treatment, you should experience minimal discomfort. If anesthesia used in the process, you might feel a slight numbness in your lips or gums. Some people report tenderness and minor bleeding in their gums following a scaling and planing treatment. However, because non-surgical periodontal disease treatment is generally a simple procedure, after effects will be minimal.

Your Yuma Dentist experienced in administering anxiety-free periodontal disease treatment in Yuma, AZ. If you suspect that you may be suffering periodontal disease, call us at (928) 344-1060 to schedule a consultation. The Yuma Dentist and his staff are known for their stress-free approach to dentistry that makes your comfort a top priority during treatment. Your search for a dentist in Yuma, AZ is over! Call Dr. Carroll today!

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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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