What Is The Cost of a Root Canal?

A root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp or root of a tooth becomes infected and begins to cause lots of pain. A root canal can cost anywhere between $400 and $1,400.

The price you may pay for your child’s root canal treatment may change because the procedure varies in difficulty depending on a number of factors.

Breaking Down the Cost of a Root Canal

The cost of a root canal depends on three factors:

1. The Type of Tooth

The cost of a root canal can depend on the tooth. Incisor or canine teeth, which are located near the front of the mouth, only have single roots and can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 for a root canal. A tooth located near the back of the mouth, such as a molar or premolar, have multiple roots and can cost between $500 and $1,400. 

A root canal for a baby tooth is often quicker and easier to perform compared to a root canal on a permanent tooth and can cost less.

2. The Type of Dentist

Both a general dentist and an endodontist can perform root canals. An endodontist specializes in procedures that take place inside the tooth. Because it generally costs more to see a specialist over a general dentist, it can cost more to have an endodontist perform your child’s root canal.

3. Additional Treatment

Sometimes follow-up dentist visits or post-treatments can add to the total cost of a root canal. These added treatments might include various follow-up tests, a procedure to strengthen the tooth, or restoring a crown. 

How Much Will I Have to Pay for a Root Canal?

So how much should you be paying for your child’s root canal procedure? Take the guess work out of it and bring your child down to Kool Smiles. We always offers affordable prices for treatments and accept most major insurance plans including Medicaid, TRICARE, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Call us today at to set up an appointment for your child and determine what the cost of a root canal would be.

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Sources:

Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/root_canal/page6.htm

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/teeth-birth-adulthood

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/root-canal-treatment-18055