Root Canal Therapy

Root canals get a bad wrap… but they’re not nearly as scary or painful as you might think.

All of your teeth have roots – from one to four, depending on where it is in the mouth. These roots extend far below the gumline and can become infected or abscessed. This can cause inflammation and a great deal of pain, and the solution is root canal therapy. This treatment involves cleaning out the canals inside the root, removing the abscess, filling the canals and then capping the tooth with a strong new crown.

Emergency Dental Care USA is your trusted provider for root canal therapy (also known as a root canal or endodontic therapy). Though this procedure is often believed to be painful or at least very uncomfortable, it is actually designed to relieve pain, rather than cause pain. If you suffer from infection in the root of a tooth we can get you feeling healthy and pain-free again, whether it’s in our office or (in more complex cases) through referral to an endodontist (root canal specialist).

How much does a root canal cost?

Pricing of root canals (AKA root canal therapy) depends on several factors, including:

  • Which tooth is affected?
    Front teeth are typically much easier to access and work on; therefore work on them will usually cost less. Rear teeth, like molars, are more difficult to access and often require more work.
  • Where do you live?
    Pricing varies at each Emergency Dental Care office. Prices are always based on the average price for dental services in the local area.
  • Is additional restoration required (i.e., crowns, bridges)?
    Teeth requiring root canals often have large cavities or other decay. Additional restoration work is usually recommended to prevent further damage to the fragile tooth.
  • Has there been a root canal performed on the tooth before?
    If the tooth has had a root canal performed on it in the past, it complicates the procedure. This usually means an increase in time and cost of the procedure.
  • Cost of the crown
    Once the root canal is completed, the tooth’s crown must be restored. Like the root canal, pricing of crown restoration depends on the tooth affected.

Call us to set up an exam and x-ray to determine how much your root canal will cost.

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