Root Canal Therapy, Ponte Vedra Beach 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.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp.
Please also read our Root Canal Patient Reviews.
The Root Canal Procedure
This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 94% 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.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
Illustrated Root Canal Procedure
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.
Root Canal FAQs
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.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Endodontist Dr. Mavec and the American Association of Endodontists want you to have accurate information about Root Canal treatment. Please refer to our additional page of root canal information and call our office with your questions: Ponte Vedra Beach Endodontics Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.
How much does root canal therapy 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 Reviews: Root Canal
Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your Root Canal experience, we invite you to fill out our Patient Review questionnaire to leave a review about your Root Canal experience with Ponte Vedra Endodontics. Call our office if you would like more information: Ponte Vedra Beach Endodontics Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.
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Patient Review by carmen m
Thank you to the entire team at Dr. Mavec's office! I was able to get my evaluation and procedure done in 1 visit. Each team member was professional and caring during my appointment. Don't hesitate if you are in pain, they can help!
- carmen m
Patient Review by Joe S
Dr. Mavec is outstanding. He has treated me multiple times over the years and each has been pain free. He is compassionate and takes time to explain everything. The staff is tremendous too. Courteous and professional.
- Joe S
Patient Review by Karen M
Almost pain free!
- Karen M
Patient Review by Cathy K
Overall excellent experience! Appreciated the modern conveniences of massage chair, TV/headphones, and overall equipment! Service was excellent and the staff and doctor kept me informed throughout every step of the process! I would strongly recommend this doctor and office to anyone!
- Cathy K
Patient Review by Richard J
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Patient Review by J W
Dr. Mavec and staff operate a very professional office. Although initially nervous, I felt very comfortable with the expertise and assistance provided during my procedure.
- J W
Patient Review by Jeneice R
Over the course of 10 years or more I have had to have several root canals in which Dr. Mavec has completed each one. Dr. Mavec and his staff have always performed their services with the highest level of professionalism and care. I don’t usually write reviews but I know how much I rely on reviews before selecting providers and wanted to provide a real experience. I am extremely particular with my teeth and whole heartedly recommend Dr. Mavec. He is very knowledgeable and has a passion for what he does. The process is explained in detail both before and after the procedure. His assistants are very considerate and check on you each step of the way. You are given headphones to relax in their gentle massaging chair to watch the overhead tv. I actually wish Dr. Mavec also did general dentistry as well! There is no pain aside from the shots to numb you. I am grateful for his consistency, integrity and professional service over the years.
- Jeneice R
Patient Review by John S
Great team of professionals. Thank you
- John S
Patient Review by Lynn K
I would highly recommend Dr. Mavec for your endodontic needs. He and all his staff were friendly and highly professional, and made what has been a challenging experience for me as painless as possible.
- Lynn K
Patient Review by Derrick S
The root went very well. Dr.Mavic and his team made the procedure very relaxing and pain free.
- Derrick S
Patient Review by Marie M
Wonderful staff that made a horrible circumstance tolerable!
- Marie M
Patient Review by Jeffrey P
I would recommend Ponte Vedre Endodontics to anyone, just as my dentist recommended you to me.
- Jeffrey P
Patient Review by Mahboobeh N
It was a wonderful experience I have ever had in a dental appointment.
- Mahboobeh N
Patient Review by Karen C
Terrific welcoming staff. I felt comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process.
- Karen C
Patient Review by Joe B
This was the fourth time I’ve been to see Dr. Mavec. He’s a fantastic, friendly endontist!
- Joe B
Very Professional and organized.
Patient Review by Zakaria E
Professional and friendly staff. Clean environment.
- Zakaria E
Patient Review by Michael E
Dr. Mavec and his entire staff made having a root canal as pleasant as it could possibly be.
- Michael E
Patient Review by Gauri S
Very accommodating and kind.
- Gauri S
Patient Review by ron b
Great staff and excellent doctor!!
- ron b
Patient Review by Ava H
Very professional, friendly and helpful.
- Ava H
Patient Review by Doris S
I love this office. They took me in right away for my emergency appointment. The doctor does amazing work. He is a pro. I love the staff they are very professional. Everyone in this office shows compassion when you are in pain. I will always go to this office when I need work on my teeth....
- Doris S
Patient Review by Scott F
What could have been a stressful dental procedure was nothing of the sort at Ponte Vedra Endodontics. Dr. Mavec and his staff were incredible - professional and impressively competent. Although some were probably out of the ordinary, Emily was fantastic in expertly answering my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Mavec to my family and friends. Thank you for your exceptional service. Scott Fogg
- Scott F
Patient Review by Barbara T
What a great experience. After the initial novacaine was given, I felt no pain. The worst part is having to keep your mouth open for so long. I even had a back massager going in the chair while undergoing my root canal. Friendly staff, considerate to all my needs, can't wait till my next one. (Only kidding)
- Barbara T
Patient Review by Barbara R
I highly recommend Dr. Mavec. I needed 2 root canals and he did both of them during the same appointment. It was not painful at all. My entire experience at his office ran smoothly. Friendly staff and doctor, appointments run on time, very professional. I will definitely go back to Dr. Mavec if I need this type of service again!
- Barbara R
Patient Review by John S
The ultimate in care and treatment... Dr. Mavec and his staff are compassionate and very professional!
- John S
Patient Review by stephen m
special touches a plus/ massage chair,tinted safety glasses, headphones
- stephen m
Patient Review by Mary C
Great teamwork! Great job! Thanks for making my visit a good experience. Refreshing : > ).
- Mary C
Patient Review by Diane H
Everyone was very nice. Great experience. Loved the massage chair.
- Diane H
Patient Review by Gerri G
I highly recommend Dr. Mavek ~ completely professional, yet very caring and kind!
- Gerri G
Patient Review by Lucinda B
- Lucinda B
Patient Review by Cord B
Very pleased with the staff. There office is a well oiled machine. My son had a root canal 2 years ago and we had a fantastic experience (as root canals go) back then as well.
- Cord B
Patient Review by Julie S
My experience was so positive! Loved the staff & Dr. The root canal procedure was so much better than I expected thanks to the wonderful team!! Many thanks!
- Julie S
Patient Review by Penny H
Everyone in the office was wonderful.
- Penny H
Patient Review by Sheryl W
Dr. Mavec and his staff were very courteous and friendly. They explained the root canal procedure to me and answered all of my questions. I would recommend this practice to anyone who needs to be seen by an Endodontis.
- Sheryl W
Patient Review by Bob M
Nice atmosphere and informative
- Bob M
Patient Review by Frank S
Received root canals on two teeth, procedure lasted for approximately two hours. Staff and doctor continually asked me if everything was alright and if I was okay and did I need anything. Left the office feeling good about the procedures. No after effects have been encountered. I would return to this office if any further work would be needed. Thanks
- Frank S
Patient Review by William B
Soooo much better than the one I had 2 decades ago!
- William B
Patient Review by Robert M
The doctor and staff were extremely professional. It was a wonderful experience.
- Robert M
Patient Review by Mariann D
This entire event went smoothly, and as painless as possible, expensive, but painless. Thank you,
- Mariann D
Patient Review by robert h
never been to a finer dentist the best. absolutley no pain easy in and out
- robert h
Patient Review by Dawn H
I was made to feel very comfortable. Calming demeanor and setting. Very professional
- Dawn H
Patient Review by Chris C
It is comfortable there, regardless of the procedure.
- Chris C
Patient Review by Neva B
I felt very comfortable.
- Neva B
Patient Review by Michelle K
I received compassionate, professional care. Thank you.
- Michelle K
Patient Review by Joel J
I have had two root canal procedures done at this practice in the past 7 years and both experiences were great. The treatment was fast and painless and the recovery has been quick and without complications both times. I would highly recommend Dr. Mevac to anyone in need of this type of procedure. Additionally; I was provide an accurate estimate of my out of pocket expense, so when it came time to pay...I paid that exact amount. There were no surprises...which is nice!
- Joel J
Patient Review by Sarah B
I have never felt so comfortable in a dentist office till this one! Going to the dentist is a fearful thing for me and the doctor and staff made it so comfortable and easy! they were so informative with the million of questions i had and also any follow up through emails or phone! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
- Sarah B
Patient Review by Allen H
Dr. Mavec and his entire staff were totally professional and friendly. They made having a root canal as pleasant as it could possibly be.
- Allen H
Patient Review by Paula W
It’s obvious Dr Malbec is very experienced. He’s also friendly plus works quickly.
- Paula W
Patient Review by John C
- John C
Patient Review by Terry S
Everyone is so kind. They make you feel like you are the most important patient
- Terry S
Patient Review by Abi P
This office has a microscope should it be needed- not all offices do! They are efficient and make sure you are very comfortable. They made sure I was comfortable . Great work!
- Abi P
Patient Review by Keith K
On time and professional, Perfect service!!!
- Keith K
Patient Review by Charles J
I am very thankful to Dr. Mavec and his team for staying after regular business hours on a Friday to see that I was taken care. Thank you to Dr. Mavec and staff.
- Charles J
I had a great experience and appreciated all that the doctor and staff did to make my visit comfortable and easy.
Patient Review by Nan B
Dr. Mavec is wonderful! He is very kind, thoughtful and concerned with my comfort. Love his low key friendly manner. I would not hesitate to return to him if needed.
- Nan B
Patient Review by John & Denise S
Dr. Mavec was wonderful. I had never had a root canal before and was so nervous. He explained everything to me, and I didn't feel a thing. My husband needed to come in on an emergency. Dr. Mavec called us personally on his day off and saw him the next day thanks to Kimberly. Can't thank him enough for taking such good care of us!
- John & Denise S
Patient Review by William L
AS good an experience as it could be under the circumstances
- William L
Patient Review by Tim W
Excellent work performed!
- Tim W
Patient Review by Mick S
Dr. Mavec has now given me two root canals, and both times the process was amazing. While I hope I never need a third, there is no doubt that I would return and put my mouth in his capable hands.
- Mick S
Patient Review by Juanita P
I would definitely return to this office, if additional Endodontic treatment was necessary.
- Juanita P