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Comfortable and Effective Root Canal Treatments

If you require a root canal in Naples and are anxious about undergoing your dental treatment, you are not alone. Many of our Naples clients have felt the same way until they met Dr. Carrigan, our resident authority in endodontics. He provides state-of-the-art treatment tailored to your needs and comfort levels so that you can get back to enjoying life to the fullest after having a tooth infection in Naples.

What is root canal therapy?

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp, a swelling tooth, or soft living tissue of your teeth. A tooth that has been affected by deep decay or extensive trauma such as cracks in the tooth may need a root canal to prevent further damage. If the tooth goes untreated, extensive damage may lead to the need to remove the tooth and replacement with a tooth implant or partial dentures.

Root Canal Naples, FL
The doctors are precise, thorough, and meticulous -- the type of personality you want behind the fingers and tools poking around your mouth. Also, importantly, the hygienists follow his lead, providing great service. The equipment is state of the art. Michael C.

How Can I Tell If I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals may be necessary where bacterial infection or dental decay has spread for an extended period. Most people won’t feel any pain or discomfort until a dental decay or infection spreads into the affected tooth’s pulp chamber, at which point a root canal becomes necessary. If you experience the signs or symptoms of bacterial infections or dental decay, contact us to prevent complete or further dental decay.

If dental infection or a cavity is severe enough to require a root canal, you’re likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothaches when you eat or chew
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • The hot and cold sensations remain even when the stimuli are removed
  • Cysts or pimple-like formations in your gums
  • Darkened teeth
  • Swollen gums
  • Extremely tender or bleeding gums
  • Large and visible dental cavities
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

Why Choose BayView Dental Arts for a Root Canal in Naples?

If you reside in or visit the Naples region during the season and experience tooth damage, you might be disheartened to learn that you require a root canal for your tooth infection in Naples. What you may not realize is just how comfortable, convenient and even enjoyable this treatment can be with our experienced, compassionate team of award-winning dentists and root canal specialists. Our spa-like atmosphere and choice amenities create a soothing environment that melts away stress and apprehension.

Patrick J.CarriganDMD

Patrick J. Carrigan DMD

Dr. Carrigan is a Naples root canal specialist with authority who received his Certification in Endodontics from Temple University School of Dentistry. He has won multiple awards for his skill and knowledge, including the Pittsburgh Top Dentist Award for four years in a row. He is also the recipient of the Louis Seiden Award for Clinical Excellence.

Robert C.HedgepathDMD

Robert C. Hedgepath DMD

In addition to his skill in prosthetic dentistry, Dr. Hedgepath is also now a Certified Invisalign Provider, providing additional ways for Naples clients to look and feel their best. Dr. Hedgepath trained at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, as well as Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.

Edward A.ScherderDMD, JD

Edward A. Scherder DMD, JD

For the past decade, Dr. Scherder has been providing an unsurpassed level of excellence in the fields of implant, restoration and cosmetic dentistry. He received his Graduate Degree in Prosthodontics and served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for four consecutive years.

Kurtis P.HusseyDMD

Kurtis P. Hussey DMD

Dr. Kurtis Hussey is a General Dentist who completed his residency at the University of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was the Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Hussey utilizes the many advanced technologies at Bayview Dental Arts to perform successful root canals.

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.

Root Canal FAQs

Are root canals painful?

A root canal is similar to having a cavity filled. Your tooth will be completely numb so that you don’t feel any pain.

Are there any risks associated with a root canal?

In some cases, if the damage is too deep or the enamel is too weak, these factors may lead to the loss of the tooth. Aside from this, there is a risk of an abscess developing at the root of the tooth.

Can I eat after my root canal?

In the same way as you should wait after a cavity is filled until you eat again, it’s best to wait for a few hours after your root canal until your teeth and gums no longer feel numb.

Can I wear headphones during a root canal?

You can enjoy music or a podcast and tune out the sounds during your root canal.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

A simple root canal takes anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. More severe root canals may need 90 minutes or more.

Can a tooth infection spread?

Yes, a tooth infection can potentially spread if left untreated. The infection can extend to surrounding tissues and, in severe cases, even affect other areas of the body through the bloodstream.

Can a tooth infection cause a sinus infection?

Yes, a tooth infection can lead to a sinus infection in some cases. When an upper tooth's infection spreads to the nearby sinuses, it can result in sinusitis, causing symptoms like facial pain, congestion, and sinus pressure.

What does a tooth infection feel like?

A tooth infection can cause various symptoms, including severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling of the gums or face, and a bad taste in the mouth. Additionally, you might experience general discomfort, fever, and, in some cases, pus discharge near the affected tooth.

Can a tooth infection cause ear pain?

Yes, a tooth infection can sometimes cause referred ear pain. The proximity of certain teeth to the ear can lead to discomfort and pain in the ear when a tooth infection spreads to nearby tissues.

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