The thought of having a root canal can be a little alarming, though there’s no need to worry. Getting caught off guard by the cost if you need an emergency dental care is what’s really scary.
So, you want to know before you go – how much is a root canal?
I Don’t Have Dental Insurance, So How Much Is the Out-of-Pocket Expense?
If you don’t have any dental coverage, you can expect to pay anywhere from $700 to $1,800 depending on the location of the tooth.
But, your dentist likely offers payment plans or accepts CareCredit, so you don’t have to cover the expense up front. You should never delay necessary dental care because of cost.
How Much Is a Root Canal if I Do Have Dental Insurance?
How much you pay out of pocket depends on the type of coverage you have, but the average cost with insurance is $200 to $1,500. Again, the reason for the range in fees is very dependent on which tooth is affected.
Are There Additional Costs I Should Know About?
In both cases, the difficulty of the procedure can also impact the total cost. You will need X-rays and possibly a crown to complete the process. Another factor is your geolocation. Coastal locations tend to pay more for root canals than in other regions.
Why Do I Need Root Canal?
There are many reasons a person might need a root canal including decayed teeth, severe periodontal disease, chipped or cracked teeth, or dental injuries. Your dentist will do a thorough exam and explain clearly why you need the procedure.
Hackley, DDS is Ready to Help With All of Your Dental Needs!
Our mission is to provide exceptional care to our patients while using the latest advances in technology. We practice mindful dentistry and understand a root canal can be a little scary, so we’ll do all we can to help ease your concerns.
Contact us today at 301-917-3964, and we’ll provide you with more information about root canal procedures, as well as answer your question, “How much is a root canal?”