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.

For more information about Root Canal Therapy or to schedule a consult with Dr. Mavec, please use our Make an Appointment form or call our office in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at Ponte Vedra Beach Endodontics Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.

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

Root Canal procedure illustrated: Healthy teeth in the lower jaw, showing roots
Healthy Tooth
Root Canal Therapy illustration: A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal in the lower jaw
Tooth Anatomy
Root Canal Therapy illustration: Tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp in the lower jaw
Inflammation
Root Canal Therapy illustration: Lower jaw tooth with its canals cleaned.
Cleaned Canals
Root Canal Therapy illustration: Root canal filling of a tooth in the lower jaw
Filling Placed
Root Canal Therapy illustration: Tooth healed by root canal therapy in the lower jaw
Healed Tooth

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

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.

Ponte Vedra Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 144 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Pete K

The best!

- Pete K

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Patient Review by Barnes S

Very little discomfort during procedure, quick and efficient procedure, explained well. Moderate soreness addressed appropriately by medication prescribed.

- Barnes S

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Patient Review by Dona G

I told him of the pain & problems going on. Dr. Mavec was straight with his answers. I told him I am with USO & he was really happy & said "Thank you & presented me with a Navy coin." I respect that. Thank you for your service.

- Dona G

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Patient Review by Thomas H

You cannot find a better experience!!!

- Thomas H

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Patient Review by Kevin F

1st class and almost painless.

- Kevin F

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Patient Review by Gina E

There cannot be better care had anywhere! The office, the staff, the doctor = the best, the best, the best!

- Gina E

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Patient Review by Vincent T

This was my first visit to the office and I felt a little uncomfortable upon arrival. The staff and Dr. Mavec were so pleasant that I felt as if I were a long term patient.

- Vincent T

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Patient Review by Darcy R A

Very well run operation. Pleasant staff, nice facility, knowledgeable and personable doctor.

- Darcy R A

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Patient Review by Mae Jean G

The Endodontist was friendly, fast, and efficient. He and the Assistant kept light banter much of the time which was relaxing to me. The massage chair kept me quite comfortable. It appeared the office was outfitted with the best and latest equipment and was handled very professionally. My procedure was done with surprisingly little discomfort, and was completed much more quickly than I anticipated. Overall, a good experience.

- Mae Jean G

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Patient Review by John P

Thanks to all for a very easy and helpful visit.

- John P

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Patient Review by Mollie B

This was my first root canal & to say I was nervous & apprehensive is an understatement. The entire staff treated me with so much care & respect that it made my visit not only bearable but enjoyable!!! I was so comfortable watching TV, snuggled in a warm blanket that I didn’t even notice how long it took. I would highly recommend this office to everyone & especially those who are afraid of dental procedures!!!

- Mollie B

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Patient Review by Caroline J

Wonderful experience with Dr. Malec

- Caroline J

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Patient Review by phil e

quick and professional.

- phil e

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Patient Review by Toni B

It was the most relaxing and excellent care I’ve had for a dental procedure. This was my first root canal, so I was a little nervous. I received excellent care and I didn’t feel a thing. The staff and doctor are very caring and take care of you. Would definitely recommend!!

- Toni B

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Patient Review by Sheila H

For what has a reputation for being a horrible dental procedure (root canal), it wasn't so bad. The office has massage chairs, TV and headphones which combined with great staff who explain everything all helped to relax me. Dr. Mavic worked quickly, and it was all completed without much discomfort

- Sheila H

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Patient Review by Lowell M

Very great Dr and Staff. I was treated with these great professionals, and made comfortable. They were very patient with me. Thanks to all today for taking care of me.

- Lowell M

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Patient Review by Allie D

Dr. Mavec has a wonderful bedside manner. He doesn’t rush and he’s very professional. The worst part of the procedure was the initial injection and even that was completely tolerable! Thank you Dr. Mavec, Kim and the rest of your staff!

- Allie D

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Patient Review by Wendy B

I loved this office. The people are so professional and friendly. The doctor is experienced, skilled and proudly served our great country in the US Navy. The office is clean and conveniently located in a lovely building with plenty of parking. The appointment was quick, the work was done on the same day! Highly recommend!

- Wendy B

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Patient Review by Andreas M

I would definitely recommend Ponte Vedra Endodontics to anyone in need of the dental services they provide. Dr. Mavec and his staff were amazing. I was very pleased with my entire experience (from the consultation until the end of my root canal procedure). The staff was very welcoming and made sure I was well informed throughout the process. They were also very affordable, which was a plus. Excellent service!!

- Andreas M

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Patient Review by Angela K

This office has it all. From scheduling the appointment with Sarah, to the patient estimate that they email so you know how much to pay, to the very thorough email detailing how to find their office and even where to park, to arriving at the office and the incredibly sweet lady at the front desk to the amazing dental assistant Emily, to Dr. Mavec who was wonderful, they are a fantastic office. I was SO nervous for my root canal, and they made me feel so much better!

- Angela K

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Patient Review by Julie C

I highly recommend Dr. Mavec and his team. They are efficient, professional, extremely nice and helpful, and do everything possible to make you feel comfortable while taking care of your dental issues.

- Julie C

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Patient Review by Sharon R

Both of my root canal appointments went smoothly and efficiently. Dr. Mavec is excellent, as well as his staff!

- Sharon R

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Patient Review by Bill M

Thanks - I was worried about getting my first root canal....Team did a great job, supportive, understand and great chair side manor.

- Bill M

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Patient Review by William M

After experiencing major surgical repair treatment I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Mavec and his most caring, friendly, and professional staff to anyone. I was treated with the utmost respect and care I have ever experienced.

- William M

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Patient Review by William M

After experiencing major surgical repair treatment, I would recommend Dr. Mavec and his staff without hesitation. The entire process went beyond my expectations because of the outstanding work by Dr. Mavec and his staff.

- William M

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Patient Review by Gail M

Good experience quick and easy

- Gail M

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Patient Review by John C

If a root canal can be fun, this is the place to have it done.

- John C

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Patient Review by Ted M

Amazingly painless. Modern cutting edge procedure. The procedure was over in less than 30 minutes! I highly recommend Dr Mavev & his team.

- Ted M

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Patient Review by Lynn B

Exceeded expectations, highly recommend!

- Lynn B

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Patient Review by Tippy D

I have had to have two emergency root canals in the last two months, and both times I had been worked into their already busy schedule. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly, and had all my insurance in order and ready. Dr Mavec’s nature and disposition was very calm, helpful, concern with sincerity, and excellent service yesterday as it was 10yrs ago.

- Tippy D

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Patient Review by Jacqui s

Went in for a referral left with a root canal. That's the way to do it!!!!!

- Jacqui s

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Patient Review by Bobby D

Professional

- Bobby D

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Patient Review by Jerry H

Completing forms online before the appointment is a great idea.

- Jerry H

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Patient Review by Joseph M

Thank you for the fine job concerning my root canal.

- Joseph M

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Patient Review by Terry S

They make a visit there so relaxing. Highly recommend Dr Mavec and his staff.

- Terry S

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Patient Review by Shayla G

My experience with Dr. Mavec and his staff was great. The staff is very nice, they explained everything upfront and made sure I was comfortable during the procedure. I would definitely come back again if needed and would highly recommend them to others.

- Shayla G

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Patient Review by Cindy R

Great staff & the great work they do.

- Cindy R

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Patient Review by Dale B

very professional

- Dale B

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Patient Review by Dawn W

Overall, this was a great experience. Well, as great of an experience as a root canal can get lol!

- Dawn W

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Patient Review by Dirk W

I have been a patient of Dr. Mavec since 2005 and had probably at least 15 root canal treatment at his office. Whereas I had some issues with the work of other endodontists, which led often to apicoectomies or extractions, I can only speak extremely highly of the quality and diligence of his work as well as of his expertise. None of his root canal treatments have ever failed.

- Dirk W

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Patient Review by Jeff S

Highly professional and courteous staff. Made the entire process painless (no pun intended)

- Jeff S

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Patient Review by Bob S

Great office that is outstanding in all facets. Patient care is the number on priority.

- Bob S

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Patient Review by Trey L

Dr. Mavic and his staff were accommodating and compassionate when I showed up with an extremely irritated and painful tooth requiring a root canal. They were very courteous, friendly, and understanding when came to the pain I was experiencing. Lucky for me, Dr. Mavic was able to perform the root canal procedure right away relieving me of extreme pain and discomfort that I had been dealing with all weekend. I would most certainly recommend Dr. Mavic and his staff if requiring the services of an endodontist. Many thanks to all!

- Trey L

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Patient Review by James H

The doctor performed the procedure with competency, speed and skill; but most of all with very little pain and discomfort.

- James H

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Patient Review by John D

The best root canal experience ever.

- John D

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Patient Review by Karen C

This was my 2nd root canal at this office. I felt at ease from start to finish. Most important I am totally out of pain!

- Karen C

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Patient Review by Conway P

I have been to this office 3 times in the last 7 months and have been impressed every single time at the level of professionalism and courtesy by everyone there. I would highly recommend Dr. Mavec and PV Endodontics. They made a difficult procedure as easy as possible.

- Conway P

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Patient Review by Dana B

Beautiful, comfortable office.

- Dana B

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Patient Review by Jasmine B

I had a great and quick experience at this office. I would come back to this office for any Endo treatment... It was quick, painless and done correctly. I'm in no pain and the office even made accommodated me and allowed me to come in earlier than their open time. I absolutely loved my experience!

- Jasmine B

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Patient Review by Peter C

The procedure (Root Canal) was fast, painless, and professional.

- Peter C

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Patient Review by Lori H

Dr. Mavec and his staff are very warm, friendly, accommodating, and professional.

- Lori H

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Patient Review by Gerri G

Very professional in all aspects of my procedure, from the first phone call to schedule through the completion of the procedure. You made this second root canal of the year as least stressful as possible! Thank you!

- Gerri G

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Patient Review by Emily H

I put my trust in Dr. Mavec and his team. They did not disappoint.

- Emily H

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Patient Review by Shawn T

I wasn't looking forward to this appt, lol. They explained everything very clearly and their demeanors were calming and attentive. Went as well as any dental procedure can go and it was over quickly and painlessly! Many thanks for a positive experience.

- Shawn T

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Patient Review by James K

I was referred to Dr Mavec by my regular dentist regarding a tooth that was sensitive to hot and cold temperature changes. Kim arranged an appointment time to fit my schedule. I was seated on schedule and greeted by Dr Mavec’s assistant. After xrays, Dr. Mavec diagnosed an issue after which he performed a root canal that was painless. The office was clean with updated equipment and a friendly staff. Highly recommend in all aspects.

- James K

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Patient Review by Chris C

Excellent service & very professional.

- Chris C

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Patient Review by Linda J

I'm always a little panicky and nervous but Dr Mavec and his staff were understanding and helpful which made the whole experience so much better. Thanks

- Linda J

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Patient Review by Sean J

It was very good.

- Sean J

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Patient Review

Excellent

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Ed Q

Unparalled professionalism and treatment

- Ed Q

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Patient Review by Donna B

Could not have ask for better care.

- Donna B

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Patient Review by Sandy M

Relaxed atmosphere. Very pleasant experience. Highly recommend

- Sandy M

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Patient Review by Jennifer W

Everyone was very helpful and polite.

- Jennifer W

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Patient Review by Beth A

Thanks for the great service! I looked forward addressing the issues with my #12 tooth, & was glad y’all could get me in so fast, & work with my insurance, as well.

- Beth A

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Patient Review by Barbara S

I was very satisfied with care provided by Dr Mavec.

- Barbara S

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Patient Review by Carol G

My visit was relaxing and informative. No surprises and I felt very comfortable with the entire staff.

- Carol G

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Patient Review by june p

good experience in spite of my fearfulness

- june p

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Patient Review by George A

Pleasant experience. Liked the massage chairs

- George A

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Patient Review by Ron

A comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The tooth had 4 nerves and it took some time to complete the procedure. I have a problem with my jaw locking up. I didn't know It had locked up until the assistant told me I could close it and it would not close. The doctor assisted by helping me get my mouthed closed. It took awhile for the numbness to wear off. I took 400mg of Advil and I haven't had any pain or problems since the procedure. Dr. Mavec and his staff are very professional and hopefully I was a good patient.

- Ron

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Patient Review by Kayla W

Wonderful overall experience.

- Kayla W

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Patient Review by Jason W

They will take your pain away!

- Jason W

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Patient Review by Vicki A

Definitely would recommend Dr. Mavec and his staff!

- Vicki A

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Patient Review by Laurie W

Dr Mavec and his staff were great. Went in for a root canal, never a fun thing. But it was pretty painless and faster than I anticipated.

- Laurie W

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Patient Review by Mary C

The procedure was done with the highest of skill, latest equipment and comfort. I was impressed.

- Mary C

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Patient Review

Overall, a very positive experience. Suggest doctor be more attentive to and check in with patient during the procedure. Also communicate more clearly about findings and prognosis. Also for assistant to be forthcoming about post surgical steps to follow. If I did not ask, I would not have known.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Kim S

Painless. Overall good experience.

- Kim S

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Patient Review by Genavieve L

This whole experience was smooth and painless. I was squeezed into the schedule due to an emergency root canal and all was taken care of within a day. I 100% recommend this place!

- Genavieve L

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Patient Review by Scott P

Five stars

- Scott P

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Patient Review by John M

For having a root canal done it a good experience. Everyone was very informative and they worked well together.

- John M

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Patient Review by Nancy D

Very good experience. Would definitely recommend.

- Nancy D

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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

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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

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Patient Review by Karen M

Almost pain free!

- Karen M

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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

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Patient Review by Richard J

The best!

- 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

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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

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Patient Review by John S

Great team of professionals. Thank you

- John S

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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

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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

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Patient Review by Marie M

Wonderful staff that made a horrible circumstance tolerable!

- Marie M

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Patient Review by Jeffrey P

I would recommend Ponte Vedre Endodontics to anyone, just as my dentist recommended you to me.

- Jeffrey P

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Patient Review by Mahboobeh N

It was a wonderful experience I have ever had in a dental appointment.

- Mahboobeh N

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Patient Review by jeff F

I had an emergency tooth issue that required a root canal. The first visit which i got an appointment in 1 hour was great. Scheduling for the follow up visit ( root canal ) was easy and I have never met a friendlier staff or doctor. He has won many best dentist in Jax awards and I see why. Great PVB location and just a great experience

- jeff F

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Patient Review by Karen C

Terrific welcoming staff. I felt comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process.

- Karen C

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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

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Patient Review

Very Professional and organized.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Nancy S

Great staff got me in right away. Doctor was patient and understanding of my nerves. I felt no pain during the procedure.

- Nancy S

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Patient Review by Zakaria E

Professional and friendly staff. Clean environment.

- Zakaria E

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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

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