An important message for our Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ and Residents’ Patients. Due to the rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our student dental clinics and specialty clinics will be closed through April 24. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
We are adhering to State and Federal agencies and CDC guidelines, including asking all patients about travel history or if they are experiencing any type of cold or flu-like symptoms. If you have traveled abroad to an area affected by COVID-19, have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or are experiencing any type of flu-like symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, please help us maintain a safe environment for our patients by scheduling your dental appointment at a later date.
Please visit the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Coronavirus page for recommendations about how to protect yourself and when to seek care.
- What is Endodontic treatment?
- Why would I need Endodontic surgery?
- Why would I need another Endodontic procedure?
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I schedule an appointment?
Patients will need a referral from their general dentist explaining what tooth/teeth require root canal treatment/evaluation. The referral form to Advanced Endodontics must be completed and faxed or emailed by your general dentist’s office. Our fax number is 614-688-3608. Once our office has received your referral, we will add you to our list to be scheduled. Our office will call you when we are ready to schedule your dental appointment. Your scheduling will be dictated by appointment availability. Due to large patient population we serve, there may be a significant wait for your scheduled appointment. Printable copy of our referral form.
What do I need upon arrival to my appointment?
Please bring a copy of your completed referral, a government issued photo ID, and your insurance card if applicable. If you are a new patient to the Advanced Endodontic Clinic please arrive 30 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment.
What kind of insurance does the Advanced Endodontic Clinic accept?
Delta Dental and state sponsored programs - Medicaid, CareSource, Molina and United Health Care Community Plan. Treatment for patients with state sponsored programs may require prior authorization from the insurance provider. Co-payments and treatment not covered by these insurance plans must be paid up front. Patients with other insurance carriers who have out of network benefits will pay in full and we will submit a claim to your carrier asking them to reimburse you.
*State sponsored insurance plans do not cover the dental procedure code D9110 – Palliative Treatment of Dental Pain, commonly referred to as an emergency root canal start, root canal therapy is still covered. Patients will need to pay out of pocket for the D9110 procedure. Should you have any questions about coverage please contact your insurance provider.*
How much does a root canal treatment cost?
A root canal treatment can range anywhere from $575-$895* depending on which tooth needs treatment and the type of treatment needed.
Do you have a payment plan?
Currently, the College of Dentistry does not have a payment plan. Treatment is fee for service and full payment is expected at time of appointment. There is no sliding fee scale. The College accepts - Cash, check (established patients only), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (including Flexible Spending credit cards).
What if I need emergency treatment care for my tooth?
We advise patient with referrals who are experiencing pain to come in during our Emergency Walk In hours. Emergency patients in pain will be charged a $158.00 fee for emergency treatment in addition to the cost of the root canal treatment. Patients without a referral who are experiencing pain may come in through the College’s Emergency Clinic. For more information about the Emergency Clinic please call 614-292-2751, option 1 or visit the Dental Emergency Care Clinic page.
Who will be completing my treatment?
Your treatment will be completed by one of our first, second or third year Endodontic Residents.
Who should I contact if I have any questions?
If you have any questions please contact us at 614-292-5399 and one of our front desk staff members will happily assist you.
*Please note: Fees are effective 1/1/2014 and are subject to change