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.
Call Varella Endodontics Phone Number 904-739-2422 with any questions or to make an appointment with Dr. Varella.
Patient Review by Margaret J
I highly recommend Dr. Varella ! He and his staff are EXCEPTIONAL in every aspect. Dr. Varella explained the root canal process to me every step of the way. He and his staff went 'Above and Beyond' to make sure I was comfortable during the entire visit. I can't thank Dr, Varella enough for saving my tooth. I have had several root canals in my lifetime and no one compares to Varella Endodontics. If you ever need a root canal, you owe it to yourself to choose Dr. Varella. He is absolutely the BEST!!
- Margaret J
Patient Review by Beth O
This team is exactly what you need for quality top shelf care.
- Beth O
Patient Review by Benjamin H
I was very impressed with all aspects and will certainly return if more dental work is needed in the future. The office staff, assistants, and Doctor were all totally professional, but still very warm in regard to how I was treated. Everything was explained before, during, and after my procedures, as well as all aspects of my insurance coverage. I absolutely recommend Dr. Varella and his staff.
- Benjamin H
Patient Review by Beth I
Too many medical professionals have their heads down over computers and never look at you directly or as more than a body part. This angel not only read my forms in advance and asked me detailed questions about allergies and prior procedures, but he made good eye contact, gave an old-fashioned human touch, and recognition that there was a human being in the chair, not just a body part. Worked around my problems, even to position of the chair for MY comfort. And the procedure? Involved, took multiple days, and came out perfectly. Gets my business forever after! If in doubt, Varella is the one to book with. So thrilled my dentist referred me.
- Beth I
Patient Review by Edmond F
Fantastic overall service
- Edmond F
Patient Review by Joe G
Dr. Varella has a highly competent team of individuals that address the needs of the patient first. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
- Joe G
Patient Review by Barbara R
From start to finish, Dr. Varella and his staff made my root canal and visit a great experience. They kept me calm and explained everything as they went. Excellent service!!!
- Barbara R
Patient Review by Carole P
I doubt very many people look forward to dental work, but when you find a great staff and someone with the ability of Dr. Varella you will feel blessed to have met him..Thanks so much for your talent and caring...
- Carole P
Patient Review by Carmen S
Dr. Varella and the staff were wonderful. Explained everything beforehand. Also kept checking on me during the root canal. Although it was well after 6:00 p.m. when the procedure was finished, Dr. Varella took the time to make sure that I understood the follow up care. Also provided a cell number to call if I have any complications. Great service!
- Carmen S