How Much Does a Root Canal Treatment Cost

How Much Does a Root Canal Treatment Cost By Dr. Abhi Singh | December 3, 2021

How Much Does a Root Canal Treatment Cost

Root canal treatment is a common procedure that people go through to treat tooth infections and other dental problems. Yet, some people view this treatment as expensive. Hence, people look for other alternatives to root canal therapy.

Here, we will discuss the average cost of root canal therapy in Perth, Australia and other information that would help you understand before going through the root canal procedure!

Root canal therapy is a subfield of dentistry known as endodontics, which refers to treatment performed inside the tooth.

A root canal is a common dental procedure that is used to save a tooth with diseased or dead pulp and to keep the infection from spreading. A root canal preserves the tooth by removing the damaged pulp and reshaping the canal.

Each tooth contains pulp tissue, which supplies the tooth with nerves and nutrients. If the tooth pulp is injured or diseased, it may possibly die. After removing the nerve and pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed to prevent re-infection. After that, a crown is placed over the tooth to restore its function and aesthetic.

Common reasons for tooth infection are cracks, chips, deep decay, trauma or injury to the tooth. The old way of treating a damaged pulp was by extracting the entire tooth. Nowadays, root canal therapy provides dental professionals with a safe method of saving the tooth and preserving your natural smile.

The expense of root canal therapy is determined by various factors, including the number of canals that must be filled, whether you need a crown, the location of the damaged tooth, and the severity of the inflammation infection.

According to the 2020 annual national dental fee survey, the average cost of root canals without a crown can range between $2,000 and $3,400. In contrast, a molar root canal with three canals may cost $2,760 without a crown and $4,760 with a crown.

The advantage of root canal treatment is that most health insurance policies may cover the expense.

Here’s the breakdown of the average cost of root canal treatment in Western Australia:

The total cost of endodontic treatment is determined by a number of factors. Among them are:

Root canals therapy is required for a chipped tooth caused by trauma or heredity, a deep cavity, or problems caused by previous multiple dental works. When you feel your teeth are sensitive, especially to hot and cold temperatures, you may need to undergo root canals.

Common signs of an infected tooth may include but are not limited to the following:

When the pulp gets injured or infected, it is unable to heal itself and the soft tissue may die. On the other hand, bacteria can reach the pulp if there is a deep cavity, broken tooth, or a loose filling.

The bacteria present in the infection will gradually destroy the dental pulp which can infect the surrounding bone if the bacteria penetrates through the tooth roots.

If left untreated, the infection may weaken the bone, causing the ligaments to swell, which results in tooth mobility or tooth loss. The infection will spread to other parts of your body and can be fatal.
The infection and dead tissue will be removed during root canal therapy. This treatment can save your tooth without having to remove them entirely from its socket.

We aim to preserve your natural tooth as much as possible since nothing functions as well as your original tooth.

An extraction is the removal of an entire tooth from the socket. It may also be referred to as having a tooth pulled.

Where there is severe decay or damage to the tooth, an extraction may be advised. The dentist will often determine that there are no other options, such as a root canal, to repair this situation.

Following tooth extraction, tooth replacement is required. Without restoration, the gap left by the extracted tooth will cause adjacent teeth to move towards it, leading to a poor bite.

capping is a kind of dental treatment that can be used to treat serious damage or decay that exposes the pulp. A dentist may recommend it to avoid the need for a root canal or tooth extraction in the future.

A pulpotomy is a procedure that removes the pulp. In the same way as direct pulp capping, this can be done when the pulp has been exposed to tooth decay or damage.

It’s essential to understand that a pulpotomy is not the same as pulp removal in root canal therapy. It is because, unlike a root canal, the root canals and the tooth nerve are retained with a pulpotomy.

If a tooth’s condition has weakened, it is usually a more predictable alternative to extract the tooth completely and replace it with a dental implant.

Dental implants are made of titanium or zirconia, both of which are durable, biocompatible materials. Dental implants are absolutely safe and long-lasting since they are implanted directly into the jawbone. Additionally, dental implants encourage bone and tissue growth in the same way that natural teeth do.

This procedure also includes the extraction of the entire damaged tooth. A fixed bridge is used to replace lost teeth and is attached to nearby teeth. A dental bridge can be more expensive than a root canal or a single crown. The success of this alternative depends on the support of the adjacent teeth.

Having said that, root canal treatment is still less expensive than tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant, and it is also a much faster procedure.

If you think you may require root canal therapy, schedule an appointment with Prospect Road Dental Surgery. We are able to keep root canal costs at Prospect Road affordable without compromising quality.

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Dr. Abhi Singh
Dr. Abhi is a member of the Australian Dental Association and loves living and working in our community. He has eight years of experience in all aspects of dentistry, with a special interest in dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, and cosmetic dentistry.