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.

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 78 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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.

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Patient Review by Betty T

Exceptional services!

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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!

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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!!!

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Patient Review by Mary Jo M

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

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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.

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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.


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Patient Review by jim t

the best experience, I had for a root canal. The staff is wonderful. The doctor is so skilled. I did not feel any pain at all. Thanks to the entire staff.

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Patient Review by Maureen B

I came to Dr. Varella very apprehensive as I have an extensive medical history, much of which has impacted on the health of my mouth and teeth. Dr. Varella's staff was kind and exceptionally accommodating. Dr. Varella is one of the most intelligent and compassionate dentists I have ever met. He took the time to explain everything, he was extremely knowledgable and understood my unique medical situations. I would highly recommend him.

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Patient Review by Paul B

Dr Varella is very professional and personable. He accommodated my schedule for a root canal that needed to happen before my extended travel to Asia. He explained everything and called me the following day to see how I was feeling. I'd definitely recommend him to friends and family.

- Paul B

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Patient Review by Summer P

I was very nervous about the procedure but the staff and Dr. Varella were very nice and comforting.

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Patient Review by Betty H

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Patient Review by TIffany L

I will definitely be a patient in the future if needed. Will recommend office to my friends and family. Thanks for the awesome service.

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Patient Review by Olivia T

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Patient Review by Starr R

Very professional and kind staff. Dr. Varella was very thorough and competent. I appreciate everyone and am happy to return soon.

- Starr R

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Patient Review by Kimberly A

My husband came in for an appointment for a root canal. Our experience form the very first phone call to coming into the office was exceptional. From the moment we walked into the office, we were greeted warmly and made to feel welcome. We were offered coffee/ water and told to make ourselves at home. It wasn’t but a few minutes and the assistant took us back. Dr. Varella has the best bedside manner taking his time to explain why my husband needs a root canal and answered all of our questions. He was very caring and kind. We were then taken back up front by the assistant and made my husband’s appointment for the root canal. We had questions about our insurance in which Tina explained in detail what our policy covers. We then told her that my husband is nervous and asked what options we had with making him feel at ease. Tina checked with the doctor and gave us our options. She then printed out a prescription and had Dr. Varella sign. It wasn’t just another doctors visit, this office is different. It is of a other caliber above other offices. We laughed with Dr. Varella and Tina. We took selfies just for fun in which Tina helped with and was just made to feel completely comfortable and relaxed. Any anxieties or concerns that we had before coming in to the office, are completely gone now. We would recommend this office to anyone and if we could give it a ten star rating, we would. Thank you for making our first visit actually enjoyable. Especially at an root canal specialist. Who would have thought it was possible.

- Kimberly A

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