Root canals are needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or dies. First, the doctor will numb the area to prevent discomfort. The doctor will make an opening through the top of the tooth down into the pulp chamber. A dental file will be used to carefully clean the infected area and shape the canals to receive the filling material. The doctor will fill the tooth and close it with a temporary restoration. If the tooth is severely broken the doctor will have to build up with a post and core and finally cement a crown.
The prices below do not cover the final restoration. The price will differ depending on which tooth needs the root canal.
Anterior Root Canal - $431*
The anterior teeth are your front teeth, which include the incisors and canine teeth. An adult mouth has eight incisors and four canines.
Bicuspid Root Canal - $511*
An adult person has 8 bicuspid teeth. They are the two teeth directly behind your incisors and are also referred to as "pre-molars."
Posterior Root Canal - $639*
The posterior teeth are the molars. There are 12 molars in an adult mouth. Three in each side of the of the upper and lower jaw.