If you have suffered decay or injury to the point that it has affected the pulp of your tooth, you will likely require endodontic treatment in order to save it. Endodontic treatment involves the removal of the pulp from the inside of the affected tooth. The cost of having an endodontic treatment done will depend on several factors.
The first thing that will affect the cost of the endodontic treatment is whether or not the tooth in question is located in the front or the back of your mouth. Front teeth tend to be a little cheaper than molars when it comes to endodontic treatments. The geographic location of where you are having the treatment done will also affect the cost. The prices in big cities are usually higher than in smaller cities and rural areas. For example, the endodontic treatment cost in Los Angeles will likely be higher than it is in the Midwest. Also, once the pulp has been removed, your tooth will need to be fit with a crown in order for it to have enough strength to withstand biting forces. In some cases, a metal post may need to be inserted to further support the crown. Both the crown and the post may be charged separately from the endodontic treatment procedure. The level of experience of the person performing the procedure may also impact the cost.
If you are in need of an endodontic treatment in order to save your tooth, contact our Los Angeles endodontic expert to schedule a consultation.