If your child has to have a root canal, you may be wondering about the price. The cost of a root canal can vary depending on the location of the tooth being treated, the age of the child, and the office where the child is receiving dental work.
In this article, we’ll explain the root canal procedure and how much it typically costs.
What is a Root Canal?
When a tooth becomes injured or is affected by a severe cavity, sometimes the pulp, or soft tissue inside of our teeth, can become infected. In order to remove the infected pulp and prevent further infection, a root canal must be performed.
During a root canal, a dentist will remove the infected pulp from the tooth, disinfect the area, and fill it with a rubber-like material. The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling.
Depending on the age of your child, a full root canal may or may not be recommended. Primary teeth are more vulnerable than permanent adult teeth, so if the infection is not that bad, your child may only need a partial root canal or pulp capping.
Root Canal Cost
There are many factors that determine the price of a root canal, but on average they can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000. However, the price of a root canal depends on how many canals need to be filled. Some teeth have more canals than others, making them more expensive to treat.
And that is only for the root canal procedure, itself. Other procedures that go along with the root canal—like capping and strengthening procedures—will cost extra.
Typically, dental insurance will cover 40%-80% of root canal costs, but it is always a good idea to check with your insurance provider about what they will cover before your child has the procedure. If your child needs a root canal and you do not have dental insurance, you have options at Kool Smiles.
Affordable Payment Options at Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is an affordable general dentist office for kids and their parents that offers root canal treatment. We accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid, state-specific plans, and all forms of military insurance. If you don’t have insurance, we can help you apply for CareCredit or discuss other payment options with you.
Call Kool Smiles Today
With Kool Smiles, you will get quality dental care for your children at an affordable cost. Call us to make an appointment today.
Consumer Guide to Dentistry: http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/root-canal-procedure/CostHelper
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