Is Root Canal in Whitby Expensive?

April 9, 2018

The Price of a Root Canal

Root canal cost Whitby depends on how extensive the procedure needs to be. The average price range is $440.00 to over $1,000.00. Dental insurance may cover between 40% and 80% so your out of pocket cost will be few hundred dollars. While it may sound expensive think about what will happen without a root canal.

Reasons for root canal

Root canals are used to save damaged teeth and stop future infections from the damaged tooth. Damage can be from decay or injury but it is severe enough that it will cause infections and abscesses so the dentist will opt for a root canal in order to save the tooth.

The dentist will remove the nerve and pulp from the tooth, clean the inside where the material has been removed, and then seal it with a filling and place a cap over it.

Price of your teeth without a root canal

If you are concerned about the cost of a root canal, think about this. The alternative to the root canal is to have the tooth completely removed. The downside to that is that you will need a bridge or partial dental. Without a bridge or spacer, your teeth will begin to shift toward the empty space making the rest of your tooth crooked. Another risk of having the tooth removed is that over time the bone where the tooth was will become thinner (people who have dentures find that the bone material dissolves over time).

Your Whitby dental office can explain the issues of taking the tooth out and any issues that a root canal may cause as well as the benefits of a root canal. Brooklin Dental can provide you all the information you need to make a decision and also perform a root canal safely in their office.

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