Meet Dr. Gaudet: Your Top Endodontic Specialist in Houma and Thibodaux, LA

Before seeing any specialist for a health-related service, wouldn’t it be great to know a bit more about them? Knowing more about the experts working with you can help calm the nerves and even give you some friendly ways to start up natural conversations. The staff at Southern Endodontic Specialists are all members of the local community, just like you. That includes Dr. Gaudet. When it comes to a top endodontic specialist in Houma or Thibodaux, LA, Dr. Gaudet is one of the best. But there is more to him than his time in the office. So get to know your doctor before coming in for a visit.

Get to Know Dr. Gaudet

Dr. Gaudet has spent the majority of his life right here in Louisiana. Before even considering dental school, he was raised right here in Houma, Louisiana, where he attended Vandebilt Catholic High School. He graduated from high school in 1996, and from there, he continued his education, graduating from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

Following graduation from LSU, Dr. Gaudet continued his pursuit of a dental degree at the LSU School of Dentistry, which is located in New Orleans. After four more years, he received his DDS degree in 2004.

Following his graduation, Dr. Gaudet started working in a private practice where he focused on working as a general dentist. During this time, he discovered he had a passion for the internal health of his patient’s teeth, so he decided to return to the LSU School of Dentistry to become an endodontist.

In 2009, Dr. Gaudet received his certificate in endodontics from LSU. 

Rapid Fire Questions With Dr. Gaudet

Q: What made you want to become an endodontist? 

Dr. Gaudet: I wanted to become an endodontist because I enjoy helping people who are hurting. I have patients that have been in pain, not sleeping, etc for days and within an hour I can have them feeling much better. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being an endodontist?  

Dr. Gaudet: My favorite thing about being an endodontist is helping patients feel better and keep teeth that otherwise would be lost. 

Q: What are your favorite things to do when not at the office? 

Dr. Gaudet: Spending time with my wife and twin sons; and outdoor activities, especially fishing offshore and deer hunting. 

Q: What is your favorite food?

Dr. Gaudet: Boiled crawfish

Q: What is your favorite movie?

Dr. Gaudet: Back to the Future

Q: What is your favorite sports team? 

Dr. Gaudet: LSU

Southern Endodontic Specialists

With a focus on endodontics, Dr. Gaudet moved back to the city he grew up in, where he and Dr. Ber are the endodontists at Southern Endodontic Specialists. He now lives in the area with his wife, Dr. Paige Gaudet. Together, the two of them raise two boys in the community.

The staff at Southern Endodontic Specialists believe in the importance of having a quality support staff that remains with the team for a long time. This continuity helps the staff and patients coming in. There is a level of comfort in knowing who will be sitting behind the reception desk and assisting Dr. Gaudet or Dr. Ber during the consultations and procedures.


As Dr. Gaudet and Dr. Ber specialize in maintaining the internal health of a patient’s teeth, their treatments focus specifically on this area of oral health. Root canals are the most common treatment offered, as many general practicing dentists will refer their patients to an endodontic specialist. At Southern Endodontic Specialists, Dr. Gaudet and Dr. Ber use GentleWave technology, a state-of-the-art method of performing a root canal.  Gentle Wave technology uses a combination of water, disinfecting irrigants, and sound waves to clean out the tooth, which greatly reduces the chance of requiring a second root canal to remove bacteria and pulp that might have been missed the first time.

Beyond providing root canals, the treatment of cracked and damaged teeth is another treatment. While other dentists might recommend removing the tooth, Dr. Gaudet and Dr. Ber will look for ways to treat and save the tooth. It is almost always better to save a damaged tooth than remove it. The ability to save the tooth might hinge on the overall level of trauma and damage the tooth has sustained, but the best way to determine the proper course of action is to schedule an appointment with one of the top endodontic specialists at Southern Endodontic Specialists.

The doctors also perform retreatments, which might be necessary if a root canal was performed in the past and yet you are still experiencing pain and discomfort. The canal system within a tooth can be difficult to navigate at times, especially for a general dentist that might not have the latest root canal technology in the office (they have to perform several services within the office, and there is only so much space to store all of the equipment, which means they can’t dedicate their entire available space to root canal equipment). So if you are experiencing any kind of discomfort in the weeks or months following a root canal you have had done, your best course of action is to schedule an appointment with the staff at Southern Endodontic Specialists to find out what’s going on.

Supporting The Top Endodontic Specialists

The support staff includes Amber, who started as Dr. Gaudet’s assistant over twelve years ago but recently made the move to the front desk after the retirement of our long-time employee Darlene. Other members of the staff visitors are likely to interact with include, Randi and Maegan (Dr. Ber’s assistants), Jessica and Carly (Dr. Gaudet’s assistants), and Lisa, the Professional Relations Coordinator.  When contacting the office, scheduling an appointment, or filling out paperwork, Amber is the customer service expert patients will be interacting with.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Whether you have sustained damage to your tooth and need it to be repaired, your general dentist has recommended a root canal, or you’ve already had a root canal done but are still experiencing pain and discomfort, Dr. Gaudet, Dr. Ber, and the staff at Southern Endodontic Specialists can help. And all you need to do is schedule an appointment with the staff. Whether you want to fill out the request form right on the website or you’d rather give the office a call, it is up to you. Whatever you decide, help for your damaged tooth is a single phone call or email away.