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Root Canal Therapy – East York • Toronto, Ontario

Get Rid of Bad Toothaches & Smile Brighter

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A root canal procedure is common, safe, and exceptionally good at rescuing badly infected teeth that would otherwise need to be permanently removed from the mouth. If you are experiencing severe sensitivity or outright pain in a specific area of the mouth, don’t wait – contact Donlands Family Dentistry today to schedule an emergency appointment.

Why Choose Donlands Family Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • One-on-one attention and care
  • Calming Sedation Dentistry

How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?

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Your natural tooth is composed of several layers. There’s the white enamel on top, followed by the softer dentin and finally the inner pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves. If infectious bacteria are able to access this vulnerable area, root canal therapy becomes necessary. Our team will use special instruments to access the pulp and eliminate the tissue within, replacing it with a biocompatible substitute. After sealing the natural structure to prevent further inflammation, a filling and crown is strongly recommended as the final touch for long-lasting protection.

Understanding the Cost of Root Canals

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Dental services like root canal therapy aren’t similar to buying something off the shelf at the store. Your case is unique and incurs a different cost than the next one because everything is customized to meet your individual needs. We won’t know how much your root canal treatment will cost until we’ve had the chance to examine you and get a better sense of what we’re dealing with. At that point, we can give you a clearer idea of the price of your treatment.

Factors That Can Affect Root Canal Cost

patient who is concerned about the cost of root canal treatment Root canal therapy can vary in cost based on several factors, including:


  • The type of tooth and its location in the mouth . Molars, which are located toward the back of the mouth, tend to be more challenging and therefore cost a little bit more to treat.
  • The overall difficulty of the root canal . Obviously, the more advanced or complex the procedure, the higher the cost will be.
  • If additional services like a new dental crown are necessary . At minimum, you will likely need a composite resin filling to restore the tooth, but a crown is necessary for more advanced root canals.

Is it Cheaper to Pull My Tooth?

X-ray of a tooth that needs root canal therapy and affects the cost of a root canal

Especially if you’re nervous about receiving root canal therapy or the cost, you may be wondering if it would be better, and less expensive, to simply take the tooth out. Indeed, in some cases, it may seem simpler. However, when you remove a tooth, the remaining teeth can shift out of alignment, changing your bite, unless you pay to have your lost tooth replaced. With bridges and dentures, you have to replace your prosthetic teeth about every five to seven years. Dental implants tend to last much longer, but they come with a high price tag initially. Most of the time, it is more cost effective to save the natural tooth through root canal therapy.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Root Canals?

woman wondering whether extracting the tooth would be cheaper

Most dental insurance plans cover part of the cost of root canals; however, each one may have varying levels of coverage. Before you undergo a root canal, you need to be aware of how much you’ll be responsible for paying out-of-pocket and understand exactly what your company will be reimbursing. You can find this out by calling your insurance provider directly. Our team is also here to guide you through the whole process so that you get the most out of your benefits.

Other Options for Making Root Canal Therapy Affordable

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With or without dental insurance, you may wish to pay for your root canal treatment in smaller payments over time. Fortunately, we offer several financing plans at various lengths. By financing your root canal therapy this way, you can keep your teeth strong without putting unnecessary strain on your budget. At every step of the process, our team can help you know what you can expect, walk you through the procedure, and answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call to get started on saving your tooth with root canal therapy!