Dental Insurance for Root Canals
Group and Individual Dental Plans to Cover Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are used to remove infected pulp from a tooth. Often the result of untreated cavities, this procedure is necessary to prevent further root or gum damage. Since the other treatment option for infected teeth is total tooth extraction, dentists prefer root canals in order to allow patients to keep their natural teeth. While root canals were once known for being fairly invasive, today they are a standard treatment option with minimal discomfort. Although the procedure is fairly common, similar to having a filling or crown put in, it is not always covered by dental insurance. Momentum Insurance has multiple plan options covering root canal treatment.
Cost of Root Canals with and without Momentum Insurance Plans, Inc.:
Average cost for Anterior Root Canal without Insurance: $750
Average cost for Bicuspid Root Canal without Insurance: $900
Average cost for Molar Root Canal without Insurance: $1,150
Root Canal Coverage with Momentum Gold & Platinum Insurance Plans: 50% Coverage
When you choose our Gold or Platinum insurance plans, you could save hundreds of dollars with Momentum on your root canal procedure. With half off any root canal, your dental bill will be the last of your worries.
Learn more about our individual dental insurance plans, including rates, deductibles, coverage of dental services, and plan exclusions.
Group dental insurance plans from Momentum Plans are unmatched in flexibility. Every plan can be customized to cover exactly the services your group wants, including oral surgeries like root canals. Contact Momentum Plans providers to learn about all the different ways to customize your group insurance.
Our Gold Plan and Platinum Plan both cover root canal therapy. Each plan provides 50% coverage with a 12 month waiting period. Along with root canals, each plan covers a variety of other procedures ranging from general cleanings to emergency treatment. The Platinum Plan is slightly more expensive than the Gold since it offers more coverage in more categories. Get dental insurance that covers everything you need from Momentum Plans at a price you can afford.
Signs You Need a Root Canal:
- Severe pain when eating or applying pressure to the area
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
- A small bump appears on the gums near the area of pain
- The tooth begins to darken
- Swelling gums near the teeth pain
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and do not have dental insurance, sign up with a Momentum dental insurance plan with no waiting period today.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
While the term root canal has a painful connotation, many patients agree that the pain caused by the infected tooth is far worse than the root canal treatment itself. With local anesthetic and an experienced dentist, a root canal procedure is essentially painless.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
- X-Ray: Your dentist will take an x-ray to examine the extent and location of the infection.
- Numbing: You’ll receive a local anesthetic to make the process more comfortable.
- Removing the Damage: Your dentist will drill a hole into the tooth to remove the damaged nerve and tissue.
- Sealing the Tooth: Your tooth will either be sealed on the same day or temporarily filled until your custom crown is ready.