What does a root canal cost and what does it involve?
Before you give up on a badly damaged tooth and consider an extraction, here’s an effective and affordable alternative to consider.
A friend of ours has a son in his early twenties who’s heading off to work in the States for a year. The son is hugely excited about it - and full of plans about how to get the last ounce out of this experience of a lifetime.
The parents, on the other hand, are being a lot more pragmatic, giving him advice on how to set up a bank account over there, how to find good value accommodation etc. They’ve also made sure that their son had a complete dental check-up, as dental treatment can be very expensive in the U.S.
The check-up took place over the past couple of weeks, and unearthed one rather serious problem that needed to be addressed before he headed off on his travels. He needed a root canal to help remedy a damaged tooth that went back to a cycling accident a few years ago.
Wrong assumptions about root canal treatment.
When we told the young man what needed to be done, his face clouded over and it was almost as if we had told him he couldn’t go to America? Why? Because he wrongly assumed that this was a really major – and painful – form of treatment. This is one of the most popular myths out there in the whole world of dentistry, and it's one that we’re very happy to refute.
One of our very patient dentists took the time to reassure the young man of a few key points:
A root canal treatment in Dublin can also be made even more affordably if you avail of the MyDental 0% Dental Finance Plan, letting you spread the cost over three months, six months or nine months.
The cost of a root canal
If you'd like to know what a root canal will set you back, check out our prices right here right here - http://www.mydental.ie/pricelist/#v_tab5
You’ll also find our prices clearly displayed in and around the surgery, as dictated by the code of practice set down by the Irish Dental Council - http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/displayoffees.php