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Endodontic Services

When the soft inner center of the teeth called the pulp becomes damaged, diseased or infected, a special type of dentist is required to treat the area. This is called an Endodontist, a doctor who has received additional training in order to diagnose and treat endodontic conditions beneath the gum line. Naples' endodontist Dr. Carrigan can help restore your mouth and your smile using streamlined, strategic techniques that minimize pain and expedite recovery.

What is endodontic dentistry?

Endodontics concerns the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases within the nerves, root and lymphatic tissue of the dental pulp, as well as correction of injuries.

Root canal therapy is usually required when damage has spread to the pulp. A root canal can help to disinfect the region and calm inflammation. An endodontist must receive specialized training in this field, and build an intuitive understanding of how to treat and heal tooth pain that stems from the dental pulp.

Endodontist in Naples, FL
I’m thrilled with my new smile and could not be happier with the results. I look in the mirror now and cannot believe how great my teeth look. Stephanie

What are the benefits of endodontic dentistry?

Pain reduction

Helps to relieve the intense pain caused by infection or injury

Prevention of infection

Helps prevention an oral infection from spreading to other areas such as the gums or jawbone

Prevention of extraction

Helps preserve healthy tooth tissue, avoiding tooth loss that can lead to gum recession, bone shrinkage and misalignment


Helps stave off tooth abscesses and achieve a successful outcome for root canal patients

Why choose BayView Dental Arts in Naples for endodontics?

At BayView Dental Arts, luxury and relaxation are synonymous with dental treatment. Our soothing office environment sets you at ease instantly as you enjoy personalized music and calming essential oils. Our team of experienced, skilled dentists use the very latest in advanced dental technology to rapidly diagnose and treat complex oral conditions so you can return to your life with a brighter, more youthful and structurally sound smile.

Endodontist in Naples, FL

Scheduling Your Root Canal Treatment

If you are in need of a root canal or think you might need a root canal, contact BayView Dental Arts in Naples to speak with our endodontic specialist, Dr. Patrick Carrigan today.

Endodontist in Naples, FL

Patrick Carrigan DMD

Dr. Carrigan received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then continued his education by pursuing a Certification in Endodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry. He has received multiple awards for his mastery of root canal dentistry, including the Pittsburgh Top Dentist Award, the Naples Top Dentist Award and the Louis Seiden Award for Clinical Excellence.

Endodontist in Naples, FL

Edward Scherder DMD, JD

Dr. Scherder received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then pursued Graduate Prothodontics Residency. Dr. Scherder provides transformative results, and is a consummate authority in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry.

Endodontist in Naples, FL

Robert Hedgepath DMD

Dr. Hedgepath attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and well as Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He is a veteran of restorative techniques for crowns, implants, ceramic veneers and bridgework. Dr. Hedgepath is also a Certified Invisalign Provider.

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To our Patients,

As you may already be aware, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-52 permitting dental offices to resume elective dental procedures beginning the week of May 4, 2020. This order was based on guidance provided by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Florida Surgeon General. Accordingly, Bayview Dental Arts re-opened on Thursday, May 7th.

We have been diligently working on every detail to keep everyone as safe as possible. Foremost, we have tested the entire office staff (from the front desk professionals to the hygienists and dentists) for Covid-19. In addition, we will be implementing new and additional office procedures to increase your safety while at our office, such as masks for patients while in the reception area, hand sanitizer, and even disposable steering wheel covers for your car provided by our professional valet. You will also notice, as you approach our office, that we have erected a provisional “greeting” tent (pictured). Here, you will be asked a few initial screening questions and have your temperature taken before you enter the office. In addition, we have installed electronic automatic entry door openers so that you will not have to come into contact with any door handles.

Most importantly, we have affiliated with a medical laboratory named MicroGenDx. For the immediate future, we will be using this company to provide COVid-19 testing for our patients prior to their dental visits. The test is an extremely simple saliva test that can be done in the comfort of your own home. The test will be sent directly to your home and is shipped to the lab by FedEx. MicroGenDx claims the results should be returned in 24- 72 hours after they receive the sample, HOWEVER our initial experience with return times in some instances have been greater. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPERATIVE, ONCE YOU RECEIVE THE "AT HOME TEST", THAT YOU COMPLETE THE TEST AND RETURN IT ASAP. THIS SHOULD ENSURE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP YOUR PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME.

The fee for the test is $99 which has to be pre-paid to the lab. You can also be reassured that this lab has been validated and added to the FDA website as a resource laboratory for CoVid-19 testing.

We feel that by requiring this test for patients, prior to their appointment, we can provide the safest possible environment. If you do have a previous COVID-19 test from your primary physician, those results will be accepted.

Can't wait to see you again!

BayView Dental Arts