The cost of root canal treatment – How important is this question?
Here’s why you may want to shift your focus from the ‘Cost’ to the ‘Quality’ of your root canal treatment.
If you are concerned about the cost, then talk to The Dentist today.
Or call us at 9971711810.
THE DENTIST is an Advanced Dental Clinic in Defence Colony, South Delhi. The Doctors associated with The Dentist have been practising dentistry for 20+ years. They have been engaged with recognized Hospitals in Delhi NCR. They specialize in Root Canal Treatments, Crowns & Bridges, Dental Implants, Invisible Aligners, Teeth Whitening, Dentures and other essential Dental Treatments. The treatments at The Dentist are led by Dr Srishti Jauhar, an expert in Root Canal Treatments (3000+ RCTs done so far); Dr Anurag Singh, an expert in Dental Implants (3000+ Dental Implants done so far) & Dr Karan Bhalla an expert in Dental Aligners & Braces (600+ Invisible Aligners executed so far).
Learn more about our Doctors.
Read our Patient Reviews.
For many of us, the moment we are advised of a root canal treatment, a terror of unbearable pain occurs in our mind.
For some reason, about 80-90% of the patients associate pain with root canal treatment.
Hence, most end up avoiding the treatment for as long as it takes.
But first, it is important to understand why you would need a root canal treatment.
When the soft tissues inside the root of the tooth get infected or inflamed, it usually starts to pain.
In most cases, such a situation leads to a root canal treatment.
There could be many answers to control the pain, but all of them are usually temporary resolutions.
However, root canal treatment is the only answer for the pain to subside permanently.
Some of the most common reasons for such an infection are:
- A visible decayed tooth
- Extreme pain in the tooth
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold while eating or drinking
- Possible trauma to the tooth – fracture or chipped tooth
- The same tooth undergoes multiple treatments – like filling a cavity, re-filling the cavity & thereon.
There can be many reasons for being advised a root canal treatment.
Whatever the reason, there’s one common denominator among all root canal treatments – It also means your natural tooth can be saved!
Treatment of pain is just one part of it. Saving your tooth with the root canal treatment is another benefit you get when you undergo this treatment.
A root canal treatment is always a wise choice when you want to take care of your tooth pain and also intend to save your natural tooth for life.
After you have made the right choice of going ahead with the root canal treatment, many may think it is a simple and easy process and should not cost much.
But, on the contrary, root canal treatment is a very precise and meticulously done procedure.
Above all, a high level of knowledge is required to understand tooth anatomy with its complexities. These complexities are what make your teeth more difficult to treat.
A root canal specialist undergoes special training to treat your tooth the way it should be treated so that you do not have to undergo the same treatment again and again.
If the quality of the root canal treatment is taken care of the very first time, the higher chances are your tooth will survive for a lifetime.
And if the quality of the root canal treatment is compromised in the beginning, the same tooth may have to undergo the same treatment again in due course.
And once you’ve decided to undergo a root canal treatment, you must understand the significance of ‘quality’ over the ‘cost’ of the treatment.
7 factors that would help you determine the cost of root canal treatment:
1) Location of the tooth involved
For an affected front tooth, the cost may be lesser than the one you may incur for the back tooth or a molar.
In simple words, this means the number of roots or canals in a front tooth is usually less, while the number of canals in the back tooth may vary from 3-6 per tooth. In rare cases, the canals may even go up to 7.
Depending on which tooth of yours is undergoing a root canal treatment, the cost may vary.
2) The complexity of the root canal system of a tooth
Every tooth is different and unique on its own.
In the same manner, the canal system of a tooth is an intricate network which may be different for every tooth of an individual.
A simple IOPA X-Ray or a CBCT scan of the tooth can always help the specialist determine the complexity.
The more complex the root canal system, the more time & effort it usually takes to complete a proper treatment.
And therefore, a complex system may increase the cost of your root canal treatment.
3) No. of sittings required to accomplish the root canal treatment
At The Dentist, we specialize in single-sitting root canal treatments
However, there are always instances where the tooth may require multiple sittings, such as:
- The root canal system is complex for a particular tooth
- If there is a serious infection in the tooth
- If the extent of the decayed tooth is such that it may be challenging to reach the canal system easily
- Accessibility of the tooth is complex (valid for the back teeth)
4) The extent of the decay of a tooth
When the extent of the decayed tooth is such that the left crown structure is minimal, it becomes difficult to reach the canal system.
In such cases, to support the tooth structure, specific specialized instruments or material is required. This increases the life span of your tooth.
Thus, a severely decayed tooth may increase the cost of your root canal treatment.
5) Retreatment of previously done root canals
If a previously done root canal treatment was not done properly it might become infected.
The retreatment of such cases is always a challenge. It requires special retreatment instruments and materials. The number of sittings required to treat the tooth properly also increases.
In such cases, the cost will increase as there is an added difficulty in treating the same tooth properly.
6) The kind of technology, technique and materials used by the Root Canal Specialist/ Endodontist
For high-quality treatment, Root canal specialists use highly accurate and advanced technologies.
- Usage of High-Resolution Loupes or Microscopes helps them see better; hence, you can be treated better.
- The best of Nickel-Titanium files used helps shape the canals perfectly.
- To ensure that the exact length of the tooth’s root end is reached, The Endodontist will use an Apex-locator, which helps determine the exact length.
- The cleaning procedure or the irrigation protocol is one of the most important steps in root canal treatments. Using ultrasonics helps clean the canal and offers the possibility of 3-dimensional cleaning and a better irrigation protocol.
- For the filling of the tooth canals, a 3-D Obturation/Filling technique is used, which ensures a proper hermetic seal to prevent bacteria from re-entering and causing a new infection.
7) The experience and expertise of the Endodontist
The experience and expertise of the root canal specialist are essential as a root canal specialist undergoes special training to deal with the simplest to the most challenging cases.
The ability to treat a case in the best manner can be dealt with by a specialist better. The knowledge and experience help in determining how to tackle every different case.
Considering the factors mentioned above, ideally, a well-done Root Canal Treatment cost should vary between INR 7,000 to INR 12,000.
To conclude, keeping all these factors in mind, the cost of root canal treatment certainly becomes secondary, and the quality of the treatment becomes a primary concern.
And that’s precisely how it should be.
Hence, You need to focus on finding the right dentist/endodontist and finding the best treatment and aftercare for the root canal treatment rather than worrying about the cost of root canal treatment.
It is your tooth, and you want it for the rest of your life, so it is safe to say that you would want the best for it.
Learn more about The Dentist.
Read our Patient Reviews.
13 Reasons why Patients trust The Dentist:
1) Ensure every bit to save your natural teeth
Nothing can simulate the functions of your natural teeth. Hence, the Doctors at The Dentist work toward saving your natural teeth in every possible way.
2) Conduct Root Canal Treatments with 97.5% accuracy
The world’s best instruments & technologies are used for Root Canal Treatments. This extra care ensures high precision & accuracy for every Root Canal Treatment. Doctors at The Dentist have accomplished 3000+ successful Root Canal Treatments thus far.
3) Expert Doctors in their field
All the Doctors at The Dentist carry more than 15-20 years of expertise in their respective fields.
Specialist in Root Canal Treatment – Dr Srishti Jauhar (3000+ successful RCTs).
Expert Implantologist – Dr Anurag Singh is an accomplished Implantologist and Master in Dental Implants (3000+ Dental Implants).
Invisible Aligners Expert – Dr Karan Bhalla (600+ Invisible Aligners)
4) Work passionately with every single patient
Doctors here work quite intensely in every case. And they prefer it that way. It only ensures a quality dental treatment in the end.
5) Use advanced Dental Instruments & Materials
An excellent dental treatment needs high-quality instruments & materials. To deliver the best treatment, the Doctors at The Dentist conduct every dental case with the best high-quality instruments & materials.
6) Follow 4-tier Sterilization of Dental Instruments
Like high-quality instruments, even the sterilization followed at The Dentist is of a high standard – A 4-tier Sterilization process which ensures exceptionally hygienic instruments for every single treatment.
7) Assure every Dental Treatment
Every doctor at The Dentist is very meticulous in every procedure. By following a stringent process for every dental treatment, every case comes with a seal of Treatment Assurance for the lifetime.
8) There’s no waiting time for patients
Every patient at The Dentist visits with a prior appointment. Doctors at The Dentist prefer treating One patient at a time. It helps the Patient and the Doctor respect each other’s time.
9) Educate patients during the treatment
To avoid costly treatments in the future, every Patient at The Dentist is educated about their oral hygiene status. This process usually helps the patient prevent a possible future treatment.
10) Association with the best labs in India
Like high-quality Dental Instruments, Doctors at The Dentist are equally particular about working with the best labs in India. Quality dental labs churn out high-quality work that the treatment requires. These associations further ensure quality treatment at The Dentist.
11) Conduct every Dental treatment ethically
We firmly believe in ethical dental treatment. Doctors at The Dentist treat every patient ethically. With 100% transparency, Doctors discuss every aspect of the dental treatment with the patient – cost, process, duration, etc. Our patients always appreciate this ethical approach.
12) Treat patients from around the globe
The Dentist is a well-established Advanced Dental Clinic. Hundreds of patients worldwide have undergone dental treatments at The Dentist. Some have come far from geographies like the US, Holland, Dubai, Iran, Africa, China & Japan.
13) Ensure regular follow-ups with Patients
Every patient’s oral hygiene is thoroughly examined when they visit. Doctors here remind every patient, individually & personally, about their due check-ups. This process helps our patients avoid possible costly treatments later on.