While getting a root canal is not on everyone’s to-do list, it sometimes is inevitable to preserve your oral health. When the time comes, the main question that usually arises is how much does it cost? Many factors affect this, so we would safely say that the cost of a root canal is different for everyone. Read below to learn about the factors that play a role in the overall cost.
The first thing to consider is which tooth is sick and requires root canal treatment. Because they need more work, molars are the most costly. However, costs also vary by geographic location and dentist clinic, so keep track of the ranges.
As soon as a patient experiences sensitivity in their teeth, they must not waste time. The infection can become severe with time. What once could have been fixed easily with a filling would now need a crown, essentially adding up to your bill. And if the infection is severe beyond repair, a tooth extraction will cost you an arm and a leg.
If a patient experiences reinfection in a tooth that had a root canal performed on it earlier, then the treatment can become extensive and costly as now it may require a crown. However, talk to your doctor as they may offer you some discounts or payment options. Root canals may be expensive, but they become more so the longer you wait.
These price averages depend on infection and the region the clinics are located in. Note that your doctor may want to add in a crown which will add to your bill.
|Front teeth||$600 – $900|
|Bicuspid tooth||$700 – $1,000|
|Molar tooth||$1,000 – $1,400|
Root canals are an expensive dental treatment; however, with an insurance plan, it can be an average of $200 – $400 out of pocket, and without insurance, it can hit you hard with $1000 in many parts of the USA. Hence it is always better to have an insurance plan if you need to get a root canal done.
If your root canal dentist finds that the procedure is required immediately, a $50-$100 or more same-day, next-day, or weekend procedure cost may apply. After the root canal, the tooth is usually covered with a dental crown, costing $500-$1,500 or more.