Root Canal Treatment Cost in India- Different root canal cap costs & Best clinics

Are you suffering from a chronic and continuous toothache, and the dentist has recommended the last option as a root canal? Let's check the cost of root canal treatment and the best clinics for root canal treatment.

By Priyanka Dutta Deb

Updated on 11th, Apr'22

A root canal is a dental procedure commonly done when the tooth pulp is badly infected, inflamed, or damaged. The root canal price in India varies from Rs. 1500-12,000 INR. The laser root canal treatment cost in India ranges from Rs. 5000-8000 INR. But the price depends on multiple factors like the severity of the condition, position of the tooth, doctor's experience, location and type of the hospital.


Your doctor may suggest capping after your root canal therapy to protect your tooth from infections and to prevent food and debris from depositing in the root. Root canal cap cost is not included in the root canal treatment. Hence, you may need to pay for it separately. The root canal cap cost in India depends on the type of cap you choose, as different caps have their own prices, but on average, it ranges from Rs. 680-7000.


Root canal treatment is also known as root canal therapy (rct). This article discusses the overall root canal treatment price in India or the rct price in India along with all the factors that affect the overall root canal treatment price in India.


Root Canal Treatment Cost In Major Cities of India

The root canal treatment price in India varies from city to city. For example, the root canal treatment in Pune ranges from Rs. 2000-5500 INR while root canal treatment cost in Kerala starts from Rs. 4500. 


Here is the comparison chart of root canal treatment prices in major cities of India.


Cities In IndiaRoot Canal Treatment Cost
BangaloreRs. 2500-12,000 INR
MumbaiRs. 1500-8500 INR
HyderabadRs. 2500-6000 INR
DelhiRs. 2000-9500 INR
LucknowRs. 2500-6000 INR
ChennaiRs. 2500-10,000 INR
KolkataRs. 1500-7320 INR
AhmedabadRs. 4500-6000 INR
PuneRs. 2000-5500 INR



The root canal treatment cost in India is the most affordable among all other developed countries. Here is the treatment cost comparison chart. However, there may be some plus-minus variations or changes with time and also depending on certain factors.


CountriesRoot Canal Treatment Cost Comparison
India$20-158 USD
USA$700-2000 USD
UK$1634-2026 USD
Australia$990-1600 USD


What are the different types of root canal cap costs in India?

There are three types of root canal caps. If you are getting a cap after your root canal, you will have to pay separately. The cap cost does not come under root canal therapy. The root canal cap cost in India depends on the type of cap. Here is the cost range:


  1. Metallic Caps: The metallic cost ranges from Rs. 680-1200 INR.

2. Ceramic Caps: The ceramic cost ranges from Rs. 1450-3500 INR for tooth-colored materials.


3. Zirconia Caps: Zirconia caps are the best quality and most expensive caps among all. It costs around Rs. 7000 INR.


Factors That Affect Root Canal Treatment Cost In India

The root canal treatment cost in India isn't fixed for every individual. But your root canal cost will depend on certain factors. Here is a detailed overview.


Levels of Severity: If the infection in your tooth is severe or more than one tooth is affected, the cost of the root canal will be higher than the usual range. 


Dentist Experience And Expertise: Your root canal treatment cost in India can depend on the experience and expertise of your dentist. Highly qualified dentists having years of working experience may charge higher than others.


Condition Of The Tooth: If you have two or more problems in your teeth that require a root canal like cracked and chipped teeth with infection and swelling, the cost of your treatment can vary.


Your number of sittings may also increase if the condition of your tooth and the infection is severe, and thus the charges may be higher too.


Dental Insurance: If you have dental insurance, the cost of your root canal treatment will be less than half the original cost.


Type And Position of The Tooth: A root canal procedure in the front tooth may cost lower, while a root canal on the molars may cost higher as they are tougher to deal with.


Pre and Post-Procedure Root Canal Therapy Care:

Before going for your root canal, make sure to:


● Avoid tobacco and alcohol 24 hours before the procedure as local anesthesia may adversely react with alcohol and tobacco.

● Before your root canal therapy, eat your meal properly then brush and floss your teeth. Also, rinse your mouth with mouthwash to ensure cleanliness. This is because, after your treatment, it might be difficult for you to eat and clean because of local anesthesia numbness.

● Take liquid diets and eat soft meals till 24 hours after your root canal therapy.

● Consult your dentist if the pain persists for more than two days after your procedure.

● If the dentist prescribes you any antibiotics after your procedure, make sure to take them on time.


Best root canal hospitals or clinics in India:

Here are some of the best root canal clinics or the best dental hospitals in India:


● Apollo White Dental Clinic

● Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Center, Mumbai

● Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

● BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi

● Jupiter Hospital, Mumbai

●  Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune



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Priyanka Dutta Deb

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Diligent working professional with about 5 yrs of multidisciplinary work experience: academic coordination, academic advisory and recruitment. Experienced in highly dynamic work environment.

Question and Answers (112)

Can tooth decay be reversed?

Asked anonymously on 4th September, 2022 at 6:40 pm

The short answer is “no” but the long answer is “sort of.”  Here’s why:

The earliest stage of tooth decay or a cavity is demineralized enamel. The outer layer of enamel becomes weak and soft, due to acids and plaque biofilm coming into contact with it on an extended basis.

Fortunately, demineralized enamel can — to an extent — be remineralized before a physical cavity (hole) ruptures through the surface.

What are some ways to help this happen?

  • Improved hygiene and plaque removal on an everyday basis
  • Protective dental sealants over deep grooves and fissures, which are someof the most cavity-prone surfaces
  • Drinking fluoridated tap water throughout the day
  • Supplementation with a prescription strength fluoride or mouthrinse, providedby your dentist
  • Use of everyday oral hygiene products that contain fluoride
  • Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, sharp cheddar cheese, and fewerprocessed carbohydrates
  • Eliminating acidic beverages and those that contain natural or artificial-sweeteners

The types of cells that make up your teeth do not re-grow or repair themselves after the tooth is fully developed.

Once a tooth has a physical cavity (opening or hole) inside of it, there is no feasible way to help the enamel grow back on your own. Instead, the cavity will gradually worsen, due to the bacterial infection inside of the tooth structure.

Ideally, you would want to treat the cavity as soon as it’s diagnosed and while it’s as small as possible. When you do, your dentist can place a minimally invasive filling and preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible.

But untreated cavities will expand to the point that they require larger fillings. Or worse, they will reach into the nerve chamber and create an abscess. What could have initially been treated with a modest restoration now becomes a situation requiring a root canal and a crown

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Dr. Kopal Vij

How long does a root canal last without a crown?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:59 pm
a root canal done tooth is brittle and can break easily when hard food is chewed .

so root canal will last as long as it doesnot break with pressure of hard food 

by capping the tooth it will not break inspite of having hard food ( depends on quality of cap) 

for more information contact Burute Dental , Pune
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Dr. Mrunal Burute

What to eat with a toothache?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:54 pm
try warm and soft food 
eg- khichadi , dal rice etc 

advice to get treated from dentist soon

for more information contact Burute Dental , Pune
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Dr. Mrunal Burute

How often should you get dental xrays?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:44 pm
only if you want to know the periapical pathology or the spread of cavities.
the exposure of dental x-ray is very minimal so no cause of worry
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Dr. Parth Shah

Why do i need dental x ray?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 4:37 pm
to know the extent & spread of the carious portion within the tooth & the spread in the bone as well 
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