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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

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Do you have a tooth that needs a root canal? If so, you may be wondering about the cost of the procedure. You’ll find that there are quite a few factors that affect the cost of a root canal, so there’s not a definite answer to this question. But you can get a general idea of what you may pay for a root canal so that you can be prepared and avoid getting blindsided by the bill.

Factors that Affect the Cost of a Root Canal

The cost of a root canal may differ from patient to patient for a variety of reasons, such as: 

    • The type of tooth. The price of a root canal varies based on the type of tooth. For example, a root canal on a front tooth with cost less than one on a back molar. The reason is not a matter of access, but a matter of the anatomy of a tooth. A front tooth may only have one canal inside the tooth that leads to the root, where a molar may have multiple canals, all of which need to be cleaned out and filled.
    • Where you live. Your geographic location will have a lot to do with the cost of a root canal procedure. Prices are most often based on the cost of living in the area as well as the cost of owning and operating a business. The price of a root canal will likely be higher in a large city than in a small town.
      • Your Insurance. If you are part of the 64% of Americans who have dental insurance, you will probably get some assistance from your insurance provider. Dental insurance typically covers 100% of preventive care, but only a percentage or a portion of restorative procedures. You may also have a deductible that has to be met before insurance will apply.

    Actual Price Ranges

    On average, the price of a root canal will land between $1,000 to $1,900+ (depending on your insurance coverage). The cost varies depending on your dental insurance coverage and what type of treatment your tooth requires. Call us today and we will be happy to verify your insurance and provide you with a pre-treatment estimate! 

    Why a Root Canal is Worth The Cost

    Anyone who has felt the pain of an infected tooth in need of a root canal will tell you, it’s an experience you don’t want. If you visit your dentist for preventive care on a regular schedule of twice a year, your dentist will most likely detect your need for a root canal procedure before the tooth starts to hurt. Early detection also increases the chances that your tooth will be able to be restored. If a root infection is left untreated, you could lose the tooth entirely, and replacing a missing tooth with an implant or bridge is much more expensive than a root canal procedure.

    How To Make a Root Canal More Affordable

    You can apply for financing through CareCredit or contact our office to obtain a pre-treatment estimate and we can discuss other options to help you finance your treatment.

    Contemporary Endodontics of Oklahoma Provides Affordable Root Canal Procedures

    If you’re in need of a root canal, your only concern should be the health of your tooth, not the cost. At Contemporary Endodontics of Oklahoma, we have the expertise to perform your root canal procedure and the financing options available to help you pay for it without breaking your budget. 

    Call (405) 285-5042 today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment