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Emergency Dental Care

A dental emergency in Naples strikes suddenly and leaves you in urgent need of help. BayView Dental Arts provides emergency service when you need medical help right away, or are in extreme pain, or even find yourself at risk of losing a tooth.

In addition to usual appointments, procedures or cosmetic treatments, if you need help right away because of an unexpected emergency, a cracked tooth, severe infection, serious pain, a missing filling or other sudden concerns, we are here for you.

Why is a chipped or cracked tooth a dental emergency?

Even if your chipped or cracked tooth isn’t causing you pain, it’s important to consider it a dental emergency and have it repaired right away. Inside the tooth, the internal, delicate areas are now potentially exposed to the wide array of bacteria in the mouth. This can quickly result in decay, and even cause you to lose the tooth or require root canal therapy. So don’t wait if you crack or break a tooth or notice it’s chipped.

This also goes for a tooth that’s been knocked out. A tooth can be saved by being implanted soon enough after it has been knocked out. But time is critical, this is why it’s important we move fast to address the dental emergency in Naples. The ideal window for implantation and successfully saving the tooth is within 30 minutes of the tooth being knocked out.

Emergency Dental Care at BayView Dental Arts

We offer every type of emergency dental care and services to repair serious tooth, gum, and other dental concerns that show up from time to time in life. Our emergency care treatment is swift, compassionate, understanding and extremely effective.

At BayView Dental Arts, we do all that we can to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your important, emergency dental work. We provide cutting edge equipment and the most advanced techniques to ensure that your visit is as painless and brief as possible, and that your emergency is adequately, effectively and fully attended to.

Our doctors, Dr. Scherder, Dr. Hedgepath and Dr. Carrigan, are each highly trained in advanced, complex dentistry procedures and specialties. They are known for their compassion and integrity, and have created an atmosphere at BayView Dental Arts where patients can expect effective professionalism, warmth and transparency. This is why patients return time and time again–they have found a sanctuary for the well-being of their oral health and an answer to any and all dental concerns or sudden emergencies.

Emergency Dental Care FAQs

How do I know if my toothache is serious?

If your toothache is persistent, severe, accompanied by swelling, fever, or pain that radiates to the ear or jaw, it could be a sign of a serious dental issue such as an infection or abscess. It is advisable to seek prompt dental attention to assess and address the underlying cause.

How do you know if a toothache is an infection?

A toothache may be indicative of an infection if it is accompanied by symptoms such as swelling, redness, persistent throbbing pain, and sometimes the presence of pus around the affected tooth or gums. Consulting with a dentist for a proper examination and diagnosis is crucial if infection is suspected.

Will a rotten tooth eventually stop hurting?

A rotten tooth may temporarily stop hurting if the nerve inside the tooth dies, but this doesn't mean the problem is resolved. The underlying infection or decay persists, and without proper dental treatment, complications can arise, leading to more severe pain and potential systemic health issues.

Patrick J.CarriganDMD

Patrick J. Carrigan DMD

A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Carrigan received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a Certification in Endodontology at Temple University. He is a 4-time winner of the Pittsburgh Top Dentist Award and has consistently been recognized as a Naples Top Dentist since 2008. As a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Dr. Carrigan offers Naples patients superior services in the field of root canal dentistry.

Robert C.HedgepathDMD

Robert C. Hedgepath DMD

Dr. Hedgepath is an authority in prosthetic dentistry, as well as a veteran of ceramic veneers, crowns, bridges and implants. In addition, he is a Certified Invisalign Provider. Dr. Hedgepath graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, and subsequently attended Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.

Edward A.ScherderDMD, JD

Edward A. Scherder DMD, JD

A master of prosthetic dentistry, Dr. Scherder is the former Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he did his graduate prosthodontics residency in 1991. He is sought out for his unsurpassed skill in the realm of veneers, bridgework, crowns and implants.

Kurtis P.HusseyDMD

Kurtis P. Hussey DMD

Dr. Kurtis Hussey completed his advanced training in restorative and implant dentistry at the University of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a certified General Dentist, committed to excellence and highly experienced in a range of advanced technologies available at Bayview Dental Arts forå patients in need of emergency dental care.

Jose M.HorakDMD

Jose M. Horak DMD

Dr. Horak specializes in restorative and implant dentistry. With the constantly evolving field of dentistry, his focus is on education, innovation and advancing his skill development to provide the highest quality dental care to his patients.

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