Root Canal in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Mexicali

Last fact-checked: 5 February 2020

If you can't afford the rising price of root canal treatment at home, it might be time to expand your horizons and book-in with one of our quality-checked dentists in Mexicali. You can expect to pay around 80% less simply by crossing the border into Mexico. 

When booking with Dental Departures, we guarantee you'll have access to the best prices available online—and also we also ensure that the quality of care and professionalism on par to what you'd expect at home. 

Root canal treatment may be necessary when a tooth nerve becomes infected or damaged as a result of cavities or cracks. It is a specialized and normally expensive procedure that can be undertaken by dentists in Mexicali for a much lower price compared to what dentists in North America charge nowadays. 

Depending on whether you have an infection or not, root canal treatment varies in the length of time it takes to complete. Mexicali’s location on the US border with Calexico means it is fairly easy to travel from the United States and Canada, either by air or road. So, if you need to make multiple day-trips, it is still relatively convenient and affordable to have your treatment carried out here.

If you decide to stay over and have a vacation, Mexicali is blessed with a warm climate and many things to do and see to keep you occupied in between your dental visits. Like any modern city, it has extensive shopping facilities, restaurants, bars and clubs plus a wide variety of hotels and prices to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

Why Have Root Canals in Mexicali?

Root canal treatment should be undertaken by a dentist experienced in endodontics. Using Dental Departures' listings, it is easy to find reputable dentists in Mexicali specializing in root canals or any other area of dentistry. 

Furthermore, our best dentists in Mexicali have professional certification with the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as with the Mexican Dental Association (ADM), which means they undergo continuous training throughout their careers. Practitioners have to apply for recertification on a regular basis, thus ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the latest best practices.

Perhaps most important, root canal treatment in Mexicali is only around a third of the cost you would find in the USA or Canada. This could be hugely important if it means saving a tooth rather than having it extracted (and then subsequently having to undergo even more expensive treatments, such as dentures or implants). 

How Long Do Root Canal Treatments Take in Mexicali?

The time in which it takes for root canal treatment to be completed can vary, depending on whether:

  • an infection needs to be cleared up first
  • you are having just root canal or several at the same time
  • the root canal treatment requires a crown restoration

A simple root canal procedure is normally finished in one or two appointments. If there is an infection to clear up, then antibiotics will be required, and treatment won’t be able to commence until  around10 days after the course has started. You may wish to administer your antibiotics at home, to save you the additional expense of remaining in-country during the treatment period.

Once the root canal treatment is completed, the process for fitting the restoration can begin. Impressions will be made of your teeth and sent to a laboratory to make the crown. If your dentist's clinic has an in-house lab using the latest CAD/CAM technology, it's likely your root canal work can be completed in one day, including your crown placement! Cross-border clinics that cater to time-sensitive international patients are increasingly offering same-day services.

How Much Can I Save on Root Canals in Mexicali Compared to the US and Canada?

Root canal prices are based on a number of aspects, including the size of the tooth – for example, back teeth (molars) are more expensive than a front tooth.

In the US, a root canal only will cost around $1,280 compared to a dentist in Mexicali where the price is around $200.

For a root canal including post/core and standard crown, US prices are around $2,200 but just $540 in Mexicali.

Traveling to Mexicali for root canal treatment can be hugely beneficial, not just to your dental health but also to your bank balance. To get started, take a look at three top-rated clinics below:

How Can I Book Root Canals in Mexicali?

Book your root canals in Mexicali online with Dental Departures. You can also speak to a member of our Customer Care Team using our free phone number, or send us an e-mail. We will happily talk you through the process and help you find a quality-checked dentist for your root canals in Mexicali.

Book with us here to find a trustworthy dentist and get the best prices - guaranteed. 


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