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.

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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.

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Varella Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 78 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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

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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

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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.

- Charlotte

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Patient Review by Marta L

If anyone had ever told me that a Root Canal would be a pleasant experience, I would not have believed them. This, by far was the most amazingly stress-free experience at a dental office I have ever had. Beginning with the front desk staff all the way to Dr. Varella and his assistant, I left there, highly impressed. The office is beautifully decorated and clean and well-kept. You can tell that everyone takes pride in their job and feels happy working with Dr. Varella. One in a million and I would recommend this physician and his office in a heartbeat. THANK YOU for making me feel comfortable and safe.

- Marta L

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Patient Review by Mary H

Painful tooth turned into an amazing opportunity to be cared for by the best!

- Mary H

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Patient Review by Wes S

Technological advances notwithstanding since my last root canal experience in 1996, this procedure was executed painlessly, efficiently and with superb care for my comfort and well being.

- Wes S

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Patient Review by Kay G

To have the procedure done that I had I felt in excellent hands at all times. From the first time I enter the office I was taken care of. Thank you all so much for a great team.

- Kay G

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Patient Review by Tim B

The office is warm, understated, and calming. The staff is welcoming and professional. Dr. Varella is caring, very professional, a great communicator, and very calming. During this procedure I was the most relaxed I've ever been in a dentist's or endodontist's office.

- Tim B

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Patient Review by Stephanie E

The best experience I ever had at a dental office. Dr. Varella took his time made sure I was comfortable. His assistant was amazing. I was very nervous going In and I had no pain and very pleased with the outcome.

- Stephanie E

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Patient Review by Jane U

They do an awesome job. You will be in great and caring hands if you have need of his services.

- Jane U

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Patient Review by Misty H

Dr Varella and his staff are amazing! Dr Varella was very gentle and informative every step of the way. I definitely recommend his office for anyone needing Endodontic care.

- Misty H

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Patient Review by Chris B

Was having tooth pain in an existing crowned tooth. Saw my general dentist who referred me to Dr. Varella. An exam and quick X-ray found the problem and I was presented with a few options for a root canal. Dr. Varella did a great job, I felt no pain in the treatment and was out the door pain free in one visit. Awesome front office staff helping me with insurance claim and payments.

- Chris B

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Patient Review by Janice C

Without a doubt, I had a great experience and would highly recommend this office to anyone. I really appreciate their willingness to get me in quickly. Their evaluation and treatment was painless and successful. Thank you so much.

- Janice C

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Patient Review by Debbie P

During the Covid shut down Dr Varella and Amber kept in touch with me to make sure I was okay and as soon as the were able to open got me right in. They are fantastic!

- Debbie P

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Patient Review by Ken T

Dr. Varella and his staff were simply fantastic. I had to have an emergency root canal and they agreed to take my case at the end of the day....for them after hours! They promptly handled my registration, were courteous and professional throughout. Dr. Varella did a fantastic job identifying the problem (I thought it was a different tooth!!) and explaining everything that had to happen. I have had root canals in the past and dreaded the molar version as my previous experience was quite painful. He got right to work and handled this quickly and without ANY problems. It was a three canal tooth and one with a significant curve to it....none of that was a problem. I had absolutely NO PAIN with the procedure or in the days after. Job well done Doc! Oh, and the office space was beautiful as well!!!

- Ken T

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