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Summit Endodontics


General Information

Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.

How long does root canal treatment take?

Your first appointment will typically be 1 1/2 hours.  During the initial consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss with the Dr. when to begin treatment.  Usually, there is time to begin at the same appointment.  Your next appointment can be anywhere from a week to a month later.  Often this will conclude your treatment.  Each patient is unique and further treatment or alternate timing may be best for your individual case.

Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished for a quick check.  Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.

Do you accept insurance?

We are out of network for most insurance plans. While this may affect the percentage of coverage available for the treatment, benefits are often still available.  Upon completion of your treatment we will file the claim for you.  You will be reimbursed directly by your insurer for the covered portion of your treatment.

What does root canal treatment cost?

Endodontic services vary greatly due to the nature and complexity of the procedure.  Fees are determined on an individual basis. 

The consultation fee is $175 and will be due at the completion of the initial visit.  This consultation determines the best course of treatment and the estimated cost.  In general, fees for some common endodontic procedures range from $1,000-$1,800.   Half of this will be billed at your first visit and half at your last visit.  We are a fee-for-service practice, and payment of fees is due in full at the time of treatment.