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How much does a root canal cost?

The cost of root canals varies depending on the tooth and whether it is being treated by a general dentist or an endodontist. Molars have more canals that need to be filled, so they are more expensive, and endodontists typically charge more due to their specialty training. The cost of a single-rooted tooth (incisor or canine) may be anywhere from $400 to $1,000, and a multi-rooted tooth (premolar or molar) may be anywhere from $500 to $1,400. Most dental insurance plans cover root canal treatment.

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Comment from: sweepea, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

My first root canal was done at a general dentist. I had private insurance so it only cost me a 70$ co pay. That included the prescription for pain medicine and prescription for antibiotics, which the dentist's office filled. The second was done by a resident endodontist at a dental school. It cost 400$, no insurance. The third was done by a student dentist at the same dental school, and cost only 250$, no insurance.

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Comment from: (Patient) Published: November 05

I had to have two root canals done. The one cost me 1750.00 and the second 850.00. I can't believe a procedure like that costs so much. My insurance covered 1400.00 of the first one and nothing for the second one. Worst of all, my dentist doesn't take payments. I think that it is sad that they don't work out a payment schedule for you. Who has that kind of money just laying around! I was disappointed.

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