Root canals can be daunting at first, but they are an important procedure to help mitigate pain and save teeth. There are countless reasons someone may need a root canal, in spite of their best brushing and flossing efforts. Root canals may be necessary for teeth with deep decay, decay beneath crowns involving the nerve, or repeated dental procedures on a select, chipped or cracked tooth.
Simply put, the purpose of a root canal is to preserve as much of an injured or diseased tooth as possible. In the early days of dentistry, injured or diseased teeth would simply be pulled. Now, every effort is made to save your natural teeth—this is where a root canal comes in.
how much does a root canal cost?
A root canal can relieve pain, help save your tooth, and get you back to smiling and eating again. However, costs of root canals can vary based on the location and condition of the affected tooth and whether or not a crown is needed. Generally, costs can range between $566-$1,625:
what are root canal cost factors?
There are a number of factors to consider while determining root canal costs. Saving your natural teeth is usually the first plan of action as they’re often better at biting and chewing than replacement teeth such as dentures or bridges. When a natural tooth is pulled but not replaced, the teeth around it may shift, making it more difficult to bite, chew, and to clean your teeth well, which can lead to gum disease. As such, putting off a root canal, can lead to more expensive dental procedures down the road or even the permanent loss of your tooth. 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
affordable root canal procedures
Aspen Dental is dedicated to making your dental care comfortable and affordable. We accept a variety of dental plans and third-party financing options to defray or cover the cost of your root canal. When you visit your local Aspen Dental to start your dental health journey, you’ll also receive the Aspen Dental Peace of Mind Promise®—you’ll always know that you’re getting the best care at the best price.
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