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 53 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Nanci S

The only negative thing about my visit was the fact that I needed a root canal! Dr. Varella and his staff are exceptional - totally top notch!

- Nanci S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Eileen Maguire

During my lifetime I have been to many dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontists, but Dr. Claudio Varella gets an A+ from me. While his many academic credentials speak for themselves, and his results are always exemplary, it is his kindness which I found to be unique. He does everything in his power to assuage the feelings of apprehension in the patient, and that is a priceless commodity, which cannot be attained academically. As he moves forward with the dental procedure, he gently informs the patient of what he is doing, and asks if there is any discomfort. Well, there is not, because this fine physician sees to that. I have had two root canals with Dr. Varella, and the results have been wonderful. He and his staff make going to the dentist quite a pleasant experience. He has a contagious and witty personality, and has the unique qualities of both kindness and courage. I cannot recommend this wonderful endondontist, Dr. Claudio Varella more heartily. You will be fortunate to be his patient. I know I am. Thank you for everything, dear Dr. Varella. Jacksonville is lucky to have you in our midst.

- Eileen Maguire

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Janice F

Dr. Varella and his staff are truly outstanding. They are very professional, knowledgeable, caring and kind. Dr. Varella explained everything about the procedure and answered all questions. Dr. Varella is definitely the best and I highly recommend Varella Endodontics.

- Janice F

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Tabitha L

I was very nervous about getting a root canal. So nervous, I put it off for a year and even considered just getting the tooth pulled. I finally broke down and made an appointment. The day of the appointment, I was so scared. Upon arrival I was taken into the back by Ms. D. She explained everything and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Varella came in and just put me more at ease! I have no idea why I was so nervous. Dr. Varella and Ms. D made my experience so comforting. They made sure throughout the whole process I was okay and not feeling anything. I would recommend Dr. Varella to everyone!

- Tabitha L

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Reggie M

Highly recommended Painless Easy going and knowledgeable

- Reggie M

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Robert C

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

- Robert C

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Ana D

The Best

- Ana D

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Betty T

Exceptional services!

- Betty T

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on