If your tooth has been damaged by decay or injury to the point that the pulp of the tooth is affected, you will need a root canal treatment in order to save the tooth. The cost of getting a root canal treatment depends on a variety of factors.
The first thing that you will want to take into consideration is where the tooth that needs to be treated is located in your mouth. Having a root canal done on one of your front teeth is going to be cheaper than having one done on a back molar. In addition to the treatment itself, you will need to have a crown placed over the treated tooth in order to support it. Sometimes the tooth and crown may also require a small metal post for added support. These items will affect your total cost, as well. The geographic region of where you are having the treatment done is another important consideration when thinking about cost. Major cities and coastal areas tend to be more expensive than rural areas. For instance, the cost of root canal in Los Angeles will likely be more expensive than it is in the Midwest.
If you think that you may be in need of a root canal treatment, contact our Los Angeles endodontists to set up an appointment.