Root Canal Jacksonville FL

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. NOTHING IS AS GOOD AS YOUR NATURAL TOOTH!

The dental pulp (“nerve”) is located at the center of your tooth. It is a collection of blood vessels, nerve fibers, and cells that help to build the surrounding hard tissue of your tooth. Inflammation and infection of the canal (dental pulp) space can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, or repeated dental procedures. The signs and symptoms of the canal inflammation and infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the jaws, sensitivity to temperature and/or spontaneous pain in the tooth, and, pathological alterations in the bone surrounding the root tips. Radiographic images may also reveal “silent” (non-painful) infections in the jaws that most of the times are associated with infected roots.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Varella will most likely recommend conventional (non-surgical) root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned/disinfected and sealed. The root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment requirements. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% to 95% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.  You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will root canal cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Call Jacksonville Office Phone Number 904-739-2422 with any questions or to make an appointment with Dr. Varella.

Varella Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 49 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by William L

Great office, staff and service. Kept comfortable and very much at ease. All went well. Great sense of humor throughout the office.

- William L

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Patient Review by Reggie M

Highly recommended Painless Easy going and knowledgeable

- Reggie M

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Patient Review by Amanda B

All of the staff were great at helping me to feel comfortable and put my anxiety at ease. I have never had a root canal before and my only experience with the dentist has been negative. Being that this was my first root canal I definitely was nervous. Dr. Varella was PHENOMENAL at completing my root canal and most of the procedure was completely pain free. I only felt a tiny bit of pain once. Thank you Dr. Varella and staff for making me comfortable and giving me such a great staff.

- Amanda B

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Patient Review by Judy C

I have spent most of my life being petrified of dentists. Dr Varella made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. The treatment was painless (so surprised). He is highly recommended to anyone who needs his services. Thank you Dr Varella and Davina. You are the best!!!!

- Judy C

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Patient Review by Robert C

I had a great experience with the Doctor and his staff. I highly recommend them.

- Robert C

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Patient Review by Paul W

In general, root canals have a bad rep. I wasn’t looking forward to mine even though Dr Varella said they would make me as comfortable as possible. But my anxiousness was all for nothing. From start to finish, I felt nothing. Dr V continued to check if I was doing ok and I was fine. It seemed like it only took about 30 minutes (although it did was probably closer to an hour). After heading home, i had no pain during the rest of the day or the next day - didn’t even need to take any meds. I very much appreciate Dr V and his staff for making my procedure so easy and comfortable. I would highly recommend them!

- Paul W

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Patient Review by Ana D

The Best

- Ana D

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Patient Review by Elizabeth R

The best dental experience I have ever had.I went in feeling very apprehensive.I was put at ease immediately by Amber at the front desk.Amber was expert at letting me know how the insurance and payments would work for me.Then Divina put me even more at ease.Finally,Dr Varella explained each step that was to occur assuring me that I would feel no pain.He told the truth.I am so happy with the way I was treated from start to finish.I am also happy with the whole staff and my procedure.If I need another procedure requiring an endodontist ,I most definitely will go back to Dr. Varella.

- Elizabeth R

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Patient Review by ALBERT F

I highly recommend Dr. Varella. The care that I received from Dr. Varella and his staff was outstanding. Dr. Varella has a great bedside manner and very easy to talk to. The team that he surrounds himself with is a true reflection of the high standards of dental medicine that Dr. Varellal requires. Should I need his services again I would not hesitate to call him.

- ALBERT F

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Patient Review by Dale M

Dr. Varella and staff are capable, friendly, empathetic, caring and professional. I highly recommend them if you need services of an endodontist.

- Dale M

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Patient Review by Missy K

It may be hard to imagine how getting a root canal would be considered a positive experience, but I have to say that it was positive in every way! There is such a sense of professional expertise and trust from everyone at Varella Endodontics, and every aspect of this practice is top notch. Dr. Varella, Amber, Divina, Beatriz--from the people to the environment to the excellent skill of Dr. Varella, this is an incredible professional group. Highly recommend and so glad that I know them!

- Missy K

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Patient Review by Donna S

Excellent service from beginning to end. Amber was helpful making my appointment and explaining insurance benefits. Assistant - Divina was friendly and welcoming. Dr. Varella was professional and thorough. He explained everything and made sure I was comfortable during the procedure. The entire team is customer-focused and I highly recommend Varella Endodontics!

- Donna S

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Patient Review by JoAnn G

I felt very reassured and my root canal went smooth and pain free. I was totally amazed with the comfort and quality of work along with the professionalism.

- JoAnn G

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Patient Review by Betty T

Exceptional services!

- Betty T

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Patient Review by Kimberly A

Highly, highly recommend this office for any endodontal care. They are both highly professional and very personable very proficient and caring. I was referred to Dr. Varella by my dentist, which on its own, scared me a little bit. I was immediately at ease from my first encounter. All the staff and Dr. Varella treated me and my tooth issue as if I was the most important person in their world. While the procedure wasn't fun, Dr. Varella and his staff are!

- Kimberly A

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Patient Review by Lauren s

Dr. Varella and staff are truly amazing. My husband and I both have had several root canals with Dr. Varella. Amber his front desk receptionist is highly knowledgeable with insurance and very compassionate. His assistants are all very sweet. If you're afraid of injections I promise this is the dentist to see. He is fantastic and very caring. Takes his time and explains everything. All I can say is, Thank you Dr. Varella and to your staff. You guys are wonderful!!!

- Lauren s

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Patient Review by Mary Jo M

Dr. Varella was extremely kind, caring, and patient. I am happy to recommend him.

- Mary Jo M

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Patient Review by Sylvia T

AWESOME Dentist! I start off by saying I don't like going to the dentist (It's painful, all most all the time). But this "Man" was "Awesome". How do I describe him? 1. Excellent communication skills (explain everything) 2. He tried his best to make me feel comfortable (Root canal) Tho he tried to clam my fears, the anxiety was still there as always. (but he was aware of that and tried to clam me. (Awesome) 3. strong interpersonal skills 4. Best of all good manual dexterity skills (my mouth is small). Let's not forget that "Staff" (Awesome) they were professional and very pleasant. "Wow:. Will I go again to him ("yes") Do I feel less anxious about the dentist ("No"). He was wonderful and so was his staff. They (staff) is a reflection of a good dentist and business man.

- Sylvia T

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Patient Review by Linda K

For my first root canal, I could not have asked for a better experience. The staff is as friendly as they are efficient, which helped my anxiety and nerves before and during the procedure. I felt confident that i was in good hands after my first appointment. I found Dr. Varella to be most knowledgable and efficient as well as considerate of my fears. I am so grateful for this whole office and will recommend them to any who need an endodontist.

- Linda K

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Patient Review by LEON H

If i need another root canal Dr. Varella will be the one doing it.

- LEON H

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