If you’ve recently found out that you need a root canal, you probably have a number of questions on your mind. Your first concerns may be about the procedure itself and what it involves, but then you might wonder: how much does a root canal cost? Below, we answer some of the most common questions patients have about the price of root canals in Ohio.
What does a root canal cost in Ohio?
No two root canal treatments are exactly alike, which means the costs can vary a great deal. The best way to know how much your root canal will cost is to schedule an appointment for a consultation at our practice. Your cost will depend upon the severity of your problem and the anatomy of your tooth. Severe infections or complicated root anatomies are more difficult to treat and cost more. The average cost of a root canal at Bellissimi Dental is between $500.00 and $1500.00.
Will dental insurance cover the cost of my root canal?
It’s important to contact your dental insurance provider to understand your benefits because they can vary from one plan to the next. Rest assured, our billing staff will work with you to maximize the amount covered by your dental insurance plan. During your consultation, we can estimate your out-of-pocket costs so you understand what to expect. We’re also happy to explain your benefits to you if you’re feeling confused by the information provided by your insurer. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about the Bellissimi Dental Discount Plan, which can help make your root canal treatment more affordable.
Do you offer payment plans for root canals?
We are pleased to finance root canal treatments through CareCredit, which offers no interest financing and low minimum monthly payment options for qualified patients.
Does the cost of a root canal include a crown?
No, the cost of your crown or dental filling is separate from the cost of your root canal treatment. You will need to return to our office to have your permanent restoration placed.
Is a root canal worth it?
Yes, root canals are worth it. They allow us to preserve your natural tooth in cases of severe damage, deep decay, and dental trauma, which is the best outcome for your oral health. There are fewer risks involved with root canal therapy than there are with a tooth extraction and a replacement with a bridge or dental implant. A tooth that has had a root canal can last a lifetime.
Does an extraction cost less than a root canal?
This is a common misconception. Having a tooth extracted only costs less than a root canal upfront. In the long-term, choosing to have your tooth extracted will cost more because it will need to be replaced with a dental implant and crown or a dental bridge. These restorations are costly and will need eventual replacement, increasing your costs even more. If you decide not to replace your extracted tooth, it can seriously compromise your oral health by weakening your jawbone and causing your teeth to shift, become loose, or even fall out. A root canal is more affordable once you factor in all of the costs involved in an extraction.