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Need a root canal treatment?

Relieving your tooth pain and sensitivity is closer than you think. Get in today for a root canal treatment, or explore more general dental services.

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a non-surgical endodontic treatment performed under local anesthesia to save and restore a tooth that is decayed or infected.

When do I need a root canal treatment?

A tooth can become inflamed when a bacterial
infection (dental abscess) enters your tooth through
a crack, deep cavity or some other issue with a
tooth filling.

Treating a tooth infection

You may need a root canal if you have:

  • Tooth pain

  • Tooth sensitivity while eating

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold

  • Swollen gums

  • Broken tooth

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We’re your partner for root canal treatments

When you choose us for your root canal treatment, we’re the only place you’ll have to go for specialty care—because it’s all right here.

Affordable prices

We help make care affordable and accessible with dental insurance, third party financing and our Aspen Dental Savings Plan.

Immediate care

Walk-ins welcome for dental emergencies and appointments that work for your busy schedule at 1,100+ locations—get in today.

Root canal expertise

Our dentists and endodontists keep your smile healthy with individualized, compassionate care all under one roof.

Why choose us for your root canal treatment?

Grateful for Aspen Dental's exceptional care during a dental 
emergency. Their team was incredibly friendly and efficient. They diagnosed my problem quickly, discussed financial options and performed a same-day root canal.
—Eric W.Abilene, TX
They got me in promptly for a broken tooth with a root canal 
procedure. It was the best dental experience of my life. Don’t be afraid, just book the appointment!
—Michael C.Rome, NY

How much does a root canal cost?

The cost of root canals can change based on where you need the root canal and who is 
performing the treatment.

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Root canal treatment process

Have questions about the root canal treatment process? Learn the basics here such as, do root canals hurt and how does a root canal work?

Initial assessment

We’ll start with a consultation to examine the affected tooth, take X-rays and discuss your care plan.

Local anesthesia

So that you’re comfortable during the procedure, the affected area is numbed with a local anesthesia.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Infected dental pulp is removed and the tooth’s root canals are disinfected and shaped.

Filing and restoration

The canals are filled with a biocompatible material and sealed with a permanent filling.

Follow up

For your best recovery, or if you need a crown, your dentist may schedule follow-up appointments.


See what’s next after a root canal

Your dentist and endodontist may recommend dental fillings, dental crowns or other dental services as part of your root canal therapy plan.

Dental crowns

Dental bridge

Dental filling

Root canal FAQs

We understand that the prospect of a root canal can be challenging. The duration of a root canal procedure typically varies from one to two hours. However, please keep in mind that the exact duration can differ based on individual circumstances, depending on the location and complexity of the affected tooth. If you have any concerns or questions, it's best to consult with your dentist.

Aspen Dental root canals average around $1,329². However, root canal costs range from $1,079 for an anterior root canal to an average of $1,509 for a molar root canal. As always, we’ll work with you to find an affordable care option to help you regain your smile. This includes insurance and financing options to fit your budget, with 9 out of 10 applications approved through third-party lenders.

The cost of a root canal can vary depending on factors such as the tooth's location, the procedure's complexity, and your dental insurance coverage. Your dentist can provide a cost estimate before the procedure.

²Price displayed is average price paid by patients nationwide for selected service.

Good news—modern technology ensures that root canals are performed quicker and more precisely than ever, so your root canal is no more painful than getting a filling. Your Aspen Dental care team is here to keep you comfortable and may offer pain medication, if needed, to help ease your treatment.

Root canal therapy is effective if you have an infected tooth that needs extra care. A tooth can become infected if it is cracked, chipped, if there’s deep tooth decay or if multiple dental procedures are done. A few warning signs of an infection are if you’re experiencing tooth discomfort, tooth discoloration, gum swelling or sensitivity to hot or cold. Your Aspen Dental dentist will perform a full exam on the tooth to determine the cause of your symptoms. If there’s infected or inflamed dental pulp, they will likely talk to you about prompt root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction.

Yes, root canals are genuinely considered an emergency and deserve immediate care. Delaying root canal treatment can lead to more serious problems like tooth loss, damage to the surrounding jawbone, or infection. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity, your Aspen Dental care team can arrange to see you quickly and offer expert, judgment-free care—get emergency care now.

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