If you have recently learned that you need a root canal, questions are likely swirling around in your head about the procedure. Will it hurt? What will it be like? How much will it cost? These are common questions that someone who has never had root canal treatment will likely be wondering.
Before undergoing any unfamiliar procedure, you should ask your dentist any questions you have about the treatment. Even if you have previously had root canal therapy, you will still want to ask for an estimate of the cost, since the price of one root canal treatment may be different than another. Here are a few factors that can influence root canal cost in Los Angeles.
• A root canal on a molar is more expensive than on a front tooth.
• Re-treatment of a tooth that has previously had a root canal will be more expensive than the original treatment.
• An endodontist will usually charge more for a root canal than a general dentist.
In addition, if you have concerns about the cost, discuss your concerns with your dentist. It is important to remember that the objective of root canal therapy is to save the tooth. The treatment to save the tooth will normally be less expensive than treatments to replace a tooth that is lost. Our Endodontist in Los Angeles would be happy to go over all of your options. Call our office to schedule a consultation.