The cost of a root canal ranges from $300 to $1,200 as of 2015, according to CostHelper. The cost of a root canal can vary based on the tooth requiring root canal.
Additional costs include pulp vitality testing, pulp capping and crowning. After a root canal procedure, the tooth is typically capped with a dental crown, which can cost between $300 and $3,000. Dental insurance generally covers part of the costs.
A root canal is performed on front teeth, bicuspids (premolars) or molars. The difficulty of the root canal can increase the cost. Single-rooted teeth require less surgical work by the dentist or endodontist. Teeth with multiple roots require more extensive surgery. Endodontists charge more because of their specialty training.