The cost of a root canal Burlington depends on various factors. The first factor on how much it would cost depends on your insurance plan and your insurance provider and how much your deductible is. That is how much you end up paying at the end of your appointment and treatment. The cost also depends on which tooth you are talking about. Not all teeth are the same level of complexity. Molars are much more complex to treat than incisors (front teeth), canines and bicuspids (premolars). That said, the back molars seem to be the most often in need of root canals. The reason for the difference is partly due to the number of canals in the tooth. There is just one canal in the front teeth whereas your rear teeth might have up to three canals (some people have a fourth, hidden canal as well). Then the cost also depends on what you do to seal the tooth afterwards. A crown is recommended as that prevents the area from getting reinfected (remember, a root canal deadens the tooth so you might not feel future pain), looks natural and helps you eat the foods you are used to eating. Finally, the cost is also determined by whether you were treated at a general practitioner or a specialist. That is why we recommend getting it looked at first because the range of cost is wide and depends on many factors. Here are some estimated ranges of costs for various teeth, each tooth from front to back getting a little bit more costly due to the increasing complexity:
  • Front Teeth: The cost of this treatment varies from $300 to $1,500, with an average of about $1000.
  • Bicuspids: The expense of a bicuspid root canal is somewhat more than that of the front teeth. The cost can vary from $400 to $1,800, with the average being approximately $1000.
  • Molars: You should expect to pay between $500 and $2,000 for a molar root canal operation. Average fees however, vary from $1,000 to $1,500.
Those fees are out of pocket costs. Patients always ask if a root canal is covered by insurance. In some cases, root canals are not performed as the damage is too severe to the tooth and a full extraction is necessary. A bridge or implant afterwards would be recommended to maintain the rigidity of the surrounding teeth, prevent jaw bone loss and let you eat the foods you used to eat.