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.

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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.

Call Varella Endodontics 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 89 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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Patient Review by Dianne H

Dr. Varella and his assistant were amazing! I really appreciate that they got me in. They are extremely skilled and compassionate. Highly recommend them!

- Dianne H

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Patient Review by Shirley C

Dr Varella and his staff are some of the best, and definitely the most caring health professionals I have ever encountered in my very long life. They always have gone "above and beyond"to help me. I strongly recommend him to anyone needing this type of care. I'm actually quite thankful to them.

- Shirley C

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Patient Review by Willie M

Dr. Varella is the real deal. He's professional, smart and compassionate! He immediately diagnosed the cause of my dental pain and took the proper corrective actions to eliminate the source. His bedside manners before, during and after the procedure eliminated my fears and earned my trust. Dr. Varella took great care in explaining every detail of the procedural process and demonstrated his commitment to not performing anything unnecessary. His staff exhilarated the same characteristics as their leader, offering care, comfort and compassion. Although it was my first visit, I felt like family. This is the BEST dental visit ever!! It was so painless until I didn't realize the procedure was complete!!

- Willie M

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Patient Review by Richard D

After a personal problem in the chair with dizziness, the dr and staff were like ER and were so helpful and professional. Procedure aborted! No penalty Upon return all went well with different approach fir my benefit. Big success due to expertise, professionalism and highest concern for patient’s health and comfort I’m blessed because of my experience there

- Richard D

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Patient Review by Debbie Coleman

I had to get two root canals and it was the best doctor office I have ever went to they are so sweet and kind they treat you like your family they take amazing care of you and the ladies there are amazing 😉

- Debbie Coleman

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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

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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

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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

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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

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