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Buyer’s Guide for Dental Insurance and Discount Dental Plans


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Insurance for Root Canals

Coverage for a root canal comes standard on almost all of Dental Insurance Store's plans. It is considered a major procedure, however, so if you are in need of a root canal immediately we suggest you read this article on no wait dental plans.

How much is a root canal without insurance?

The price of root canals without insurance can vary, but usually the fees range from $800  to $1,200 for molar root canal therapy. A dentist or endodontist usually charges depending upon the type of tooth, but front teeth may be less expensive because they contain less roots and treatment time. Root canal therapy requires specialized files and drills, additional time and dental expertise.

How much is a root canal with insurance?

The cost varies by dental plan, but most PPO dental insurance plans will pay 35%-50% of the costs for root canal. With a DHMO plan you might pay as little as $400. The only way to know for sure is to get a Free Quote and browse the plans available in your area. The cost of a root canal will be listed in your customized quote page.

What is a root canal?

A root canal involves the removal of the pulp of a tooth to clear away infection, then the cleaning, shaping and filling of the tooth's root canals to protect it from further infection.  The cost of root canals with insurance vary by dentist, the affected tooth, and the dental insurance plan.


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Opioid Addiction And Oral Health

August 30, 2017

CNN cited a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield study in late June that estimated the number of people addicted to opioids had increased 493% from 2010 to 2016.

When we think of drug abuse we often think about damage to the brain, heart and lungs, but opioid drugs can also be devastating to oral health - specifically, the teeth and gums.

Today we look at seven ways opioid addiction damages oral health. 

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Need a Dental Implant? Here's How a Discount Dental Plan Can Make It Affordable

Example Situation: Single, living in a major metropolitan area and needing a plan that can save you money on dental implants.

Solution: Dental implants are becoming a popular alternative to bridges or dentures...



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