The cost of a root canal varies depending on which tooth is affected and the complexity of the problem. Molar teeth typically have more canals which cause a greater degree of difficulty.
Aside from your treatment and dental care needs, consider the following cost factors:
- whether or not you have insurance
- whether you pay out-of-pocket
- whether you have other financing considerations
Many dental insurance policies at least partially cover the treatment. A ballpark estimate for the root canal treatment itself (not including a dental restoration following the procedure) performed by a general dentist could range from $500 to $1,000 for an incisor and $800 to $1,500 for a molar.
Will dental insurance cover my root canal procedure?
Whether or not your insurance will cover your root canal procedure will depend on your particular plan, but it is common for dental insurance plans to cover 50% – 80% of the cost of a root canal after the deductible has been met.
Finding a dentist in-network can provide significant savings. For an out-of-network provider, by contrast, you will pay a percentage of the dentist’s full, non-discounted fee.
Note that the dentist fee includes all appointments and X-rays necessary to complete the root canal treatment. Also, note that these fees do not include the final restoration of the tooth.
Will a root canal hurt?
The procedure of a root canal can be performed by your dentist and though it often evokes a scary response, when done properly by an experienced dentist the procedure shouldn’t be painful.
The most important thing to do if you have severe tooth decay is to first find a local dentist that has the team and experience necessary to properly treat you. The sooner you get to the dentist whenever a problem arises, the higher the chances of success your procedure will have. That’s why we encourage Camp Hill area residents to contact Verber Family Dentistry for root canal and treatment needs.
Don’t wait! Fixing your tooth now can save you from more pain later!
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, swelling, and discomfort you should contact us now at 717-737-4337 and get it taken care of before it gets worse. A root canal is nothing to be afraid of and when done properly by an experienced dentist, it can be a painless procedure.