Children sometimes require a root canal as a result of severe dental trauma or tooth decay. As a parent, you are probably curious about how much a root canal will cost.
The cost of a root canal can be anywhere from $400 to $1,400, depending on the type of tooth that requires the procedure, your insurance, and your dental care provider. Read more to learn about root canals and their average costs.
The cost of a single-rooted tooth (incisor or canine) may be anywhere from $400 to $1,000, and a multi-rooted tooth (premolar or molar) may be anywhere from $500 to $1,400.
When the pulp (the center of the tooth that contains nerves and living connective tissue) becomes infected, it can cause severe pain and eventually lead to a swollen red bump. A root canal helps soothe the infection and the pain by removing the infected pulp, cleaning the root, and sealing it to prevent it from becoming reinfected.
Root canals in children are actually more common than you might think. In some cases, root canals are even done on baby teeth. The two types of baby root canals are:
Yes. Your dentist can help you decide which option is best for your child—a root canal or tooth removal. In fact, if your child’s tooth is severely decayed, his or her dentist may want to remove the tooth to ensure the infection does not return.
Kool Smiles specializes in treating children and offers a wide range of services from root canals and fillings to cleanings, crowns, and tooth removals.
We also offer flexible payment options and accept most major insurance plans to help cover the cost of your child’s root canal. Call us today to make an appointment.
Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=43085&page=8
American Association of Endodontists: http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals-explained.aspx
Fractured teeth in children are fairly common and happen for a variety of reasons, such as biting down on hard candy, being hit in the mouth by a ball, teeth grinding, or…Read Full Article
For families with children, it can be difficult to find a dentist office that treats kids throughout every stage of their childhood. That is why Kool Smiles—a network of general and…Read Full Article
If you don't have dental insurance, money, or assistance, don't lose heart. Kool Smiles can help you find a dentist for your kids and provide affordable, high quality dental care.…Read Full Article
For a lot of kids, going to the dentist doesn't seem like a cool experience, especially when the actual dental office is plain and boring. But bringing your kids to Kool Smiles—the coolest…Read Full Article
As long as children are active, they will always be at risk for chipping a tooth. But that doesn't mean you should worry as a parent. Chipped teeth are common…Read Full Article
Do cool dental offices for kids exist? Thanks to Kool Smiles, the answer is "Yes!" When you take your children to Kool Smiles, you can be confident you've found a dental…Read Full Article
If your child has recently lost a permanent tooth, you may be wondering how much a replacement tooth will cost. Generally, a single tooth replacement will cost between $1,000 and $3,000 for the implant. The…Read Full Article
Failed root canals in children can happen for several reasons—bacteria can enter the root canal area through an undetected crack, defective materials may be used in the root canal, or the dentist may…Read Full Article
There are plenty of teeth whitening options, including over-the-counter teeth whitening strips and professional in-office whitening treatments. How much does teeth whitening cost? The cost of professional teeth whitening can…Read Full Article
If your child has braces, you may be wondering about next steps. After braces come off, the teeth are still at risk for shifting. That's where retainers come in. Retainers…Read Full Article