What does a root canal cost?
Root canals are expensive.
The cost of a root canal depends on 3 main factors: number of roots the tooth has, is it a dentist or dentist specialist (endodontist) that is doing the procedure, and is it a new root canal or re-doing of a previous root canal?
Many dental insurance policies will cover at least part of the endodontic treatment, but it is very important to consult with your provider and your doctor before selecting any procedure. This will ensure that you are completely aware of your unique costs and don’t run into any surprises when it comes time to pay.
A safe estimate for a root canal cost, not including any dental work or restoration required following the procedure, can have a pretty vast range. If the work is completed by a general dentist, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,000 for an incisor and anything between $800 to $1,200 for a molar. If you elect to have an endodontist perform the procedure, it is possible to pay 25-50% more per tooth.
You can learn more about root canal costs at https://www.smilecaredental.ca/blog/root-canal-cost-save-money-time-and-frustrations.