Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment is the process of saving a tooth from decay and infection. When the tissue inside the tooth is infected, then the treatment of its root canals stops the tooth from further decay. It also prevents the tooth infection from spreading further into the gums. It saves your tooth from extraction.

It is also called Endodontic treatment, and Cleaning of tooth canals.

Root Canal Treatment

After the treatment, a tooth crown or a dental bridge is placed on the treated tooth to give strength to the tooth and extend its life.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment and Tooth Crown

Tooth Pain
  • Stops the infection in the tooth
  • Prevents tooth extraction and extends the life of the tooth
  • Stops the pain and sensitivity in the tooth (painful feeling of hot and cold in the tooth)

If a tooth is not treated for infection, then it needs to be extracted. The missing tooth will leave empty space in the jaw that will cause other teeth to fall soon.

See the effects of a missing tooth here.

Tooth Pain

Procedure for Root Canal Treatment and Tooth Crown

Root canal treatment with tooth crown is done in 4-5 days in two parts.

First Visit: In the first visit, the dentist opens the tooth from the top and removes the infected tissue from it. After this, the dentist fills the empty space using a dental filling. The dentist takes the impression of the tooth to make a tooth crown. This complete procedure on one tooth takes 60-90 minutes. A tooth crown is made in 2 days.

Root Canal Treatment

Second Visit: After a gap of 3-4 days, in the second visit, the tooth crown is permanently glued to the tooth using a very strong chemical.

So, the whole process of root canal treatment and tooth crown is done in 3 steps:

  1. Tooth Cleaning: The infected tissue is removed from the tooth.
  2. Tooth Filling: Now, the empty space left on the cleaned tooth is filled.
  3. Tooth Crown: After a few days, a tooth crown is fixed on the tooth to increase its strength.
Root Canal Treatment

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Equipment used in Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic Motor and Apex Locator

Dental Equipment

Endodontic motor and apex locator are automatic equipment that help in the complete removal of the infected tissue from the tooth.

Dental Binoculars / Microscope / Loupes

Dental Equipment

A dental binocular (dental loupes) magnifies the tooth. It also has a bright flashlight attached to it. It gives better visibility of the tooth during the surgery.

Dental Equipment
Dental Equipment

Cost of Root Canal Treatment is - $ 60 per tooth

Root Canal Treatment

The complete cost of root canal treatment consists of:

  • Surgery of root canals of the tooth
  • One tooth crown (zirconia)
  • Doctor’s consultation (Check-up, X-Ray)
Root Canal Treatment

The average cost of root canal treatment of a tooth is $ 1050 in USA and $ 60 outside of USA at our clinic.

Cost details:


Cost in USA

Cost outside of USA

Root Canal Surgery

$ 1050

$ 60

Tooth Crown (Zirconia)

$ 1260

$ 80

Doctor’s Consultation (Check-up, X-Ray)

$ 90

No Cost


$ 2400

$ 140

  • Root Canal Surgery:

Cost in USA

: $ 1050

Cost outside of USA

: $ 60

  • Tooth Crown (Zirconia):

Cost in USA

: $ 1260

Cost outside of USA

: $ 80

  • Doctor’s Consultation (Checkup, X-Ray):

Cost in USA

: $ 90

Cost outside of USA

: No Cost

  • Total:

Cost in USA

: $ 2400

Cost outside of USA

: $ 140

Read more about the cost of root canal treatment here.

Low-cost and affordable Root Canal Treatment

Medical Tourism

Root canal treatment is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 4-5 days for the treatment.

For example, at our clinic, the cost of a root canal treatment is $ 60 for one tooth which is 18

Medical Tourism

times lower than the average cost of $ 1050 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

Read more about dental tourism here.

Read more about affordable dental treatment here.

Frequently Asked Questions​


Question: Is root canal treatment a painful procedure?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.

Question: How many days are required for the complete root canal treatment and tooth crown procedure?
Answer: The complete root canal treatment and tooth crown procedure takes 4-5 days at  our clinic.


Question: How long will the tooth last after the root canal treatment?
Answer: Root canal treatment with a tooth crown saves the tooth from immediate extraction and increases its life by 10-15 years. 

Question: What if I do not get root canal treatment done on an infected tooth?
Answer: If the tooth is not treated, then the infection can spread into the gums and may spread to other teeth. This will cause a lot of pain and illness.


Question: Is a tooth crown compulsory after root canal treatment?
Answer: Yes, a tooth crown is compulsory after root canal treatment.


Queation: Does a tooth after the root canal treatment look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, it looks like a natural tooth because the color of tooth crown matches with your other natural teeth.

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