How much does a root canal cost?

Pricing of root canals (AKA root canal therapy) depends on several factors, including:

  • Which tooth is affected?
    Front teeth are typically much easier to access and work on; therefore work on them will usually cost less. Rear teeth, like molars, are more difficult to access and often require more work.
  • Is additional restoration required (i.e., crowns, bridges)?
    Teeth requiring root canals often have large cavities or other decay. Additional restoration work is usually recommended to prevent further damage to the fragile tooth.
  • Has there been a root canal performed on the tooth before?
    If the tooth has had a root canal performed on it in the past, it complicates the procedure. This usually means an increase in time and cost of the procedure.
  • Cost of the crown
    Once the root canal is completed, the tooth’s crown must be restored. Like the root canal, pricing of crown restoration depends on the tooth affected.

Give us a call at (515) 287-2006 to to set up an exam and x-ray to determine how much your root canal will cost.