Root Canal Therapy Cost

When a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is the only way to avoid the need for extraction.

The procedure is at least partially covered under most insurance plans. Image Dental Care also provides financing.

Our Plano, TX, dentists are here to answer your questions about root canal therapy cost...

Root Canal Pricing: Factors That Affect Cost

Here are the four most significant factors that affect the cost of a root canal procedure:
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Tooth Location and Type

The location and the type of tooth infected will affect the price of a root canal procedure. In most cases, performing a root canal on the front teeth is less expensive than treating larger teeth. The prices below do not include the cost of a porcelain crown or other procedures that you may need as part of your root canal.

Anterior: $943
Bicuspid: $1,087
Molar: $1,306

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Scope of Root Canal Treatment

In most cases, a root canal can be completed in just a single dental visit. However, severe infections of the dental pulp could require multiple procedures by a dentist or endodontist. Since these additional visits with a dentist or endodontist require more time and resources, they will add to the cost of root canal treatment.

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Use of Dental Sedation

Thanks to anesthesia, root canals can be as painless as placing a filling. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we can provide nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, or intravenous (IV) sedation to help you relax during treatment. The use of sedation during a root canal will increase the overall cost of treatment.

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Restorative Materials Used

Once the diseased pulp is removed and the pulp chamber is disinfected, the tooth is capped by a dental crown. Crowns come in a range of materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all porcelain, and zirconia. Tooth-colored crowns tend to cost more than metal restorations due to their durability and aesthetic benefits.

Root Canal vs. Other Procedures Cost and Dental Health Analysis

Less Invasive and Less Expensive

A root canal saves a tooth from extraction. If you require tooth extraction, you will also require a bridge or dental implants to fill the gap, which can lead to a greater overall expense.

Prevents Spread of Infection

A root canal performed in a timely manner prevents the spread of infection to the gum tissue, jawbone, and surrounding teeth. That means fewer treatments - and probably less money - are required over time.

Quicker Restoration of Function

In addition to saving money with a root canal, patients experience restored function sooner. That means eating normally again without extended downtimes or months of dental visits and restorative care (which implants require).

Insurance Coverage and Financing for Root Canal Therapy

There are many payment options available at our Plano practice. We accept most insurance plans and offer a number of financing options to make treatments like this a comfortable fit for your budget:


Dental Insurance

Most dental plans help cover the cost of a root canal since it is a necessary procedure. Since policies vary, we will be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify. Our Plano practice can help you file your claim in order to maximize coverage.

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Dental Financing

Financing from CareCredit and LendingClub can help you pay for root canal treatment, crowns, and other procedures. They offer monthly installment payments with a low interest rate, helping you afford the treatments you need to achieve a healthy smile.

A Skilled Team of Dentists Who Put Patient Health First


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Literally the best dentist I’ve ever been too. They are extremely thorough, go the extra mile to explain services, and aren’t pushy when it comes to optional treatments (although they definitely do a great job at showing the cost benefit).

Dr. Thompson is a champ too! Always friendly, encouraging, and professional. Christine is a great hygienist, as well! Very thorough in my cleaning, and she did it with a positive attitude the whole time. Definitely recommend Imagecare!

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Valerie Mylonas

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I went in very nervous. Was able to make an appointment the very next day. I walked out with a root canal and post along with a temporary tooth. I left with little to no pain and the next day still no pain. I love to smile now. Everybody was awesome. Jeanie made me feel welcomed from the moment I walked in. Victoria got me in the very next day. Alice and Doc Thompson were amazing. Thank you!!

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At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Our doctors are affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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