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 for 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 time are associated with infected roots.
Do You Have Any Questions Or Concerns About Your Root Canal?
Our caring staff is here to help you if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
Patient Review by Paula G
I don't think anybody enjoys going to the dentist, but Dr Varella and his staff do everything in their power to make your experience as pain free, stress free and as "enjoyable" as possible. I arrive knowing I will be expertly taken care of, and I leave knowing my procedure has been completed with care and professionalism. I wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone needing endodontic services.
- Paula G
Patient Review by Cinderella R
Anyone that knows me, know that I have a terrible fear of going to the Dentist. Let me tell you “This practice” is amazing. The staff was very nice and made me feel at ease. Dr Varella did an awesome job; told me what would be done, and before I knew it the process was complete. Thank you so much Dr. Varella and your amazing team
- Cinderella R
Patient Review by John K
Five Star Service all the way! I presented myself as an extremely anxious patient who is very hard of hearing (I took out my hearing aides so I wouldn’t hear the noise of the drill…it freaks me out!) So, being that Dr. Varella and his assistant, Heather, are both soft spoken, they reassured me that they would speak louder..no problem. My anxiety regarding the procedure was lowered when Dr. Varella offered me nitrous to keep me calm. That, in addition to his continual caring approach made for a great “root canal experience”! My thanks to Dr. Varella and his staff for addressing my concerns and for providing professional, friendly, compassionate dental care with a great sense of humor! If you are in need of a root canal Varella Endodontics is THE place to go!
- John K
Patient Review by Brian E
Excellent experience. Very easy and efficient process.
- Brian E
Patient Review by Pam K
Nothing is fun about a dental emergency. Dr. Varella and his wonderful staff took the greatest care of me with no pain during the root canal or after. He is a remarkable endodontist who has a passion for being the best. Truly amazing and I highly recommend him.
- Pam K
Patient Review by Robert D A
Its never a good thing to need a root canal, however if you do I can highly recommend the staff and Dr Varella! They make the procedure as pleasant as possible and will inform you with each step of the procedure. His assistant Divina was especially pleasant and helpful throughout my visit.
- Robert D A
Patient Review by Angela B
Overall I can’t say enough positive things about this office. Most medical or dental offices do not have this friendly or kind office staff. Dr Varella and his girls deserve more then 5 stars I’d give them 10 or more
- Angela B
Patient Review by Wendy T
Dr. Varella puts you at ease, is soft spoken & explains everything clearly. He has a sense of humor! The ladies in the office are professional, courteous and caring. The waiting area is very attractive, a relaxing atmosphere.
- Wendy T
Patient Review by Holli C
Excellent Dr and staff. Dr and staff put you at ease, constantly check to make sure you are doing OK through out the whole procedure. Are informative and provide excellent service. You are definitely in good hands throughout the process. Highly recommend them.
- Holli C
Patient Review by Lisa A
I was in tremendous pain when referred to Dr. Varella and he and his team worked me in same day. By worked me in I mean they stayed late to see me. Dr. Told me the treatment was complicated but he would try. Both his assistant and he called me later that day and the next morning to see how I was. Treatment was successful and I was able to return to my dentist for follow up. Dr. Varella and his team were kind, caring and dedicated to my health. Highly recommend them.
- Lisa A
Patient Review by Sierra T
An amazing experience- thanks Dr. Varella and staff!
- Sierra T
Patient Review by Diane G
Thanks for the quick help, I really appreciate that.
- Diane G
Patient Review by Joanna O
I enjoyed the entire experience at Dr Varella's office. Dr Varella is amazing and his assistant very efficient .He and his staff made me feel very relaxed.
- Joanna O
Patient Review by John M
Needed emergency treatment. Wow, was i taken care of! Everyone was wonderful. Though procedure (root canal) is a long process, Dr. Varella often stopped to ask if I was doing okay, did I have any discomfort or pain. I did not have any issues at at all. After the procedure, I was called me twice to make sure I was doing okay. Dr. Varella said to take ibuprofen if needed, especially up front. I took none; I did not need anything at all for pain control. Thank you Dr. Varella and staff. You guys are fantastic.
- John M
Patient Review by Karen H
Due to Radiation treatment (35 treatments over 7 weeks) from Throat Cancer my teeth and gums were compromised. Dr. Varella did three root canals on my lower teeth and did a fantastic job and numbed it so I didn't feel any pain during the root canal therapy. He kept saying to me "Miss Karen are you doing ok?" just to make sure I was not in any discomfort. I would recommend him to my friends and family should they need any endodontics therapy
- Karen H
Patient Review by Charlotte
Best doctor, atmosphere, and support staff possible. So great that I have slept through every root canal without any pain during or after the procedure.
Patient Review by Tina S
Dr. Varella and his staff were very professional. Dr. Varella went above and beyond, spending an additional 45 minutes on a root canal that saved my tooth from extraction. The level of effort Dr. Varella put forth, shows his true character.....which is to be applauded....and his staff is a true reflection as well.
- Tina S
Patient Review by Pamela P
The whole experience was excellent from the moment I called to make the appointment and remained that way throughout the entire appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Varella to family and friends without hesitation!
- Pamela P
Patient Review by Andrew S
Dr. Varella sets the standard of care extremely high! As having root canal with other Dentists in the past I can say that Dr. Varella is the absolute best making it absolutely painless! I would recommend Dr. Varella to my closest friends and family as he has gained my trust and confidence 100%! Dr. Varella has an extremely capable, able and willing staff that makes every part of of the visit from making the appointment to follow up care if need a stream less/flawless process. A good friend of mine who is a well known and respected doctor once told me “all doctors are not created equal” which Dr. Varella’s magical like work reminds me of how lucky I am to have come across him. His practice should make other dentists and endodontics reevaluate the way they do things and take a lesson from a true master of the trade.
- Andrew S
Patient Review by Jennifer S
I was so scared, you all are wonderful,,,, I felt no pain at all. Thank you for being so kind and caring.
- Jennifer S