Comfortable, Effective Root Canals

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Root Canal in Yuma AZ

Most people dread hearing “you need a root canal.” They have a reputation for being painful, lengthy, and unpleasant. But that’s no longer the case!
Advances in dental technology and a skilled dentist make root canal therapy a much more comfortable process. Yuma, AZ dentist Dr. Sam Carroll DMD has the tools, training, and skill to quickly cure the pain of an abscessed tooth with a root canal.

Why Are Root Canals Necessary?

Bacteria can infect a tooth, eating away the enamel and causing decay. When this happens, it’s called a cavity or dental caries. Most holes can be treated with a filling. However, if the rot goes untreated or you have a health condition that weakens the structure of your tooth, the bacteria can make their way deeper into the tooth, all the way to the soft pulp that surrounds the nerves. Once the paste becomes infected, the tooth usually abscesses.

Abscessed teeth can be very painful, and the only options for treating an abscess are an extraction of the infected tooth or root canal therapy. We’d rather keep your teeth in your mouth whenever we can, so root canal therapy is the preferred treatment method for most abscesses.

What Is a Root Canal?

During root canal therapy, Dr. Carroll will remove the decayed part of your tooth and open up a path to the pulp. The infected flesh must remove with a series of small files. These files will get all of the infected tissue out and scrub the sides of the root canals clean to prevent a recurrence of infection.

Once the dying nerves and surrounding pulp removed, the area will be disinfected and then filled with a compound called gutta percha. This rubbery substance seals off the now-clean root canals to keep further bacteria out. Most root canals also require a crown restoration, due to extensive loss of your natural tooth material to decay and the procedure.

If you need a crown, we will take an impression of your mouth and cover the new root canal with a temporary crown while the permanent crown is crafted. A post and buildup may also be necessary to support your crown adequately. It will usually do during the same visit before we place the temporary crown.

What to Expect After a Root Canal

There is usually very little pain after root canal therapy. The intense pain of the abscess is relieved by removing the infected nerve, after all! The area may be tender for a few days, but most people find this is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. If you experience extreme pain or swelling or the pain does not subside after two to three days, call our office for a follow-up visit.

Having a root canal shouldn’t affect your ability to chew much, once the tooth restored. The nerves of your tooth aren’t essential once the tooth is finished growing, and you should experience no change in sensation or function once the area is healed, except possible reduced sensitivity to heat and cold.

Don’t be Afraid to Cure Your Toothache With a Root Canal!

If you are suffering from a toothache and have been avoiding the doctor for fear of a root canal, there’s no reason to delay any longer. Call today to schedule your appointment at 928-344-1060 or Schedule an Appointment

Gabriel Plaza
Gabriel Plaza
16:12 04 Apr 19
To my family and friends if you ever need dental work Sam Carroll is your Dr awesome staff customer service I highly recommend anybody to go to there office.... I am no fan of the dentist but Sam made it so easy I'll be back to my next appointment.....
Allie Pelto
Allie Pelto
19:25 24 Mar 19
Amazing service! I was scheduled for a Friday (which is typically only an admin day) to be seen for a retainer casting. My schedule at work is restrictive and I let Natalie know that I wouldn't be able to pick the final product up for a couple of months due to my work schedule. She went above and beyond to hand deliver my retainer to me the same day it was casted with no extra charge!! You can't say that about many businesses, thanks so much Yuma Smiles, and a special thanks to Natalie.
Adrian Elder
Adrian Elder
01:22 16 Oct 18
Please allow me to give Dr. Carroll and everyone on his staff the highest of number of stars. I’ve never had and issue. If you ask me I think they’re super!!!
Lora Baker
Lora Baker
19:31 09 May 18
" Very pleased with Dr. Carroll and professional staff! They took care of me all winter. I have referred several. The office is top notch; very very helpful. Wish I could bring them all back to Texas with me! I'll miss you guys! "Lora Baker
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!
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.
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!"
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!!
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