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 toothe 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.
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.
What are the signs that I may 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
Thank you to everyone at BayView Dental Arts. Their attention to detail, customer care and knowledge of dentistry is amazing. I had a root canal with Dr. Carrigan. He is extremely knowledgeable, top notch in his field, and so kind and caring. I am so grateful for the care I received. Thank you again BayView Dental Arts Team!!! And a special thank you to Dr. Carrigan! P.V (5 stars)
Who could ever say a root canal was as easy, pain free, and stress free as my first one at Bayview Dental. What a first class and professional operation. From the office staff to the hygienist and the doctors this is a dental office that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I was referred to them by my former dentist who retired. I figured as a dentist he must know what he’s talking about and boy did he. I will never fear the dentist again. Thanks Bayview! C.F (5 stars)
A friend recommended me to Bayview Dental Arts when I was having a problem with my tooth. They were able to take me right away. I was so impressed with everything! Dr. Scherder took care of me first and then Dr. Carrigan gave me a root canal, something I usually dread. However, going into their beautiful office with their beautiful, friendly, professional staff, made it almost enjoyable. Both dentists were excellent and made sure I was comfortable during my procedures. I have already recommended the office to several people and will continue to do so. D.D (5 stars)
I had a back tooth break off. Dr. Scherder examined my tooth and suspected I needed a root canal, he wanted me to see Dr Carrigan, who was on vacation. Carrigan happened to be flying back that morning and he came into the office, that afternoon, to perform my root canal. I was very grateful because I was in a lot of pain. This office puts the customer first, a very calming office and professional. I highly recommend Bayview Dental Arts. P.W (5 stars)
Excellent!!!!! Dr. Scherder was excellent! He squeezed me in before the first patient in the morning after phoning his office just at closing the night before — I was not even a patient before!! He handled the almost impossible situation where the space could not fit an implant, fitted a post, and a permanent crown — all in one day! I also needed a root canal so he phoned Dr. Carrigan who came in on his time off to perform the root canal. He was Excellent. They are a fantastic team and I most highly recommend them to everyone. (In fact, I had two crowns and two root canals!) J.P (5 stars)
I will never worry about having a root canal again. It was absolutely painless and Dr. Kerrigan and May were fabulous. They made me feel so safe and comfortable. In addition , Dr. Hedgepath and his assistant were like wizards. They zoomed in right after my root canal and in moments... it was all over. My crown looks fabulous and I am free of any pain or sensitivity. The Best Dental Practice Ever!!!! A.P (5 stars)
Why choose BayView Dental Arts?
If you live in, or visit our seasonal Naples area and are struggling with tooth damage, you may be dismayed to hear you’ll need a root canal. 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. Our spa-like atmosphere and choice amenities create a soothing environment that melts away stress and apprehension.
Patrick 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.
Edward 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.
Robert 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.
Kurtis 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.