Root Canal Therapy in Yuma, AZ

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What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments are widespread, and the process can be used to save a tooth. Inside of your teeth, there are nerves and soft tissue, and when these layers of your tooth get infected or inflamed, it can cause pain and decay. A successful root canal treatment can save the affected tooth. This area of dentistry referred to as an Endodontic treatment.

The Steps of a Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are a standard issue, and you may notice some symptoms on your own that you need this treatment. It could include a throbbing pain or discomfort, and the level of pain may change depending on your posture. Sometimes this discomfort will only come while chewing or biting down, and it is often triggered by extreme temperatures. Some patients can experience such severe pain that it lasts for hours at a time, or even wakes them up from sleep.

Contrary to what you may have heard, most root canal treatments are not much different from simple dental fillings, and typically there is no discomfort with the actual process. There are multiple steps involved in this treatment- here’s what you can expect:

  • Your dentist will usually start with an x-ray
  • Your dentist will numb the area around your affected tooth, and an opening will be made on the tooth to access the infected areas.
  • Your dentist will then use files to clean out the canals in the tooth and clear away the infection. This process also prepares the tooth for the fillings.
  • Your dentist will next fill the canals with a permanent material, which will prevent infections in this tooth in the future.
  • Once your crown is in, your dentist will cement it permanently into place!

Care after this treatment usually involves your regular good oral hygiene habits. It includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, daily flossing, and avoiding chewing on hard foods, like ice, which can harm your teeth and the root canal.

Root Canal Yuma

If you think you may need root canal treatment, give us a call today for more information. We can review your condition and determine if a root canal is necessary. Call us today at (928) 344-1060!

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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