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 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 Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.
Ponte Vedra Endodontics
Soooo much better than the one I had 2 decades ago!
- William B
The doctor and staff were extremely professional. It was a wonderful experience.
- Robert M
This entire event went smoothly, and as painless as possible, expensive, but painless. Thank you,
- Mariann D
never been to a finer dentist the best. absolutley no pain easy in and out
- robert h
I was made to feel very comfortable. Calming demeanor and setting. Very professional
- Dawn H
It is comfortable there, regardless of the procedure.
- Chris C
I felt very comfortable.
- Neva B
I received compassionate, professional care. Thank you.
- Michelle K
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
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
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
It’s obvious Dr Malbec is very experienced. He’s also friendly plus works quickly.
- Paula W
- John C
Everyone is so kind. They make you feel like you are the most important patient
- Terry S
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
On time and professional, Perfect service!!!
- Keith K
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.
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
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
AS good an experience as it could be under the circumstances
- William L
Excellent work performed!
- Tim W
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
I would definitely return to this office, if additional Endodontic treatment was necessary.
- Juanita P