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Most people have been to a general dentist for occasional cleaning and tooth extractions. However, if you need special surgery on your teeth, an appointment with an endodontist might be in order.
To help you prepare, we’re lining up our list of the best endodontists in Winnipeg. We’ll also talk about some of the fees you may encounter, and other common questions about this field of dentistry.
How Much Do Endodontists Charge in Winnipeg?
Endodontics is an intricate specialty. This is because it normally involves microsurgery in small parts of the tooth.
If your general dentist refers you to an endodontist, you’ll likely need some tests done. Here are the most common ones, with their average price range.
|DIAGNOSTIC TEST||ESTIMATED COST|
|Initial consultation||$100 – $200|
|Bitewing radiographs (dental x-rays)||$35 – $50|
|Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)||$120 – $600|
Once your doctor gains a clear picture of your situation, he or she may recommend a treatment plan. Apart from the actual procedure, there are other costs to consider such as pain management.
For something like a root canal, a localised numbing agent is enough to make things painless.
If you find that dental procedures give you excess stress or anxiety, you can opt to be sedated.
Other supplemental costs include dental crowns, fillings, and implants. These are done depending on how much reconstruction is needed to help save your tooth.
For all of these procedures, here are the average costs.
|Inhalation sedation||$35 – $180|
|IV sedation||$250 – $375|
|Root canal (front teeth)||$300 – $1,500|
|Root canal (bicuspids)||$400 – $1,800|
|Root canal (molars)||$500 – $2,000|
|Dental crowns||$500 – $3,000|
|Dental fillings||$90 – $300|
|Dental implants `||$3,500 – $5,000|
|Endodontic retreatment||20-40% increase from initial treatment|
We know that spending thousands of dollars can hit hard financially. That’s why it’s always good to invoke dental insurance if you have it.
If you’re covered for endodontic procedures that go beyond regular check-ups, you can file a claim to help pay the bills. Alternatively, some endodontists offer to notify your insurance company for you.
Best Endodontists in Winnipeg
Now that we’ve dissected the topic of costs, here’s where you can seek treatment. These are our picks for the best endodontists in Winnipeg.
1. Dr. Rodrigo Cunha & Dr. Simona Pesun | Prairie Endodontics
|PROCEDURES OFFERED||Root Canal Treatment, Endodontic Surgery, Endodontic Retreatment, Traumatic Dental Injury, Cracked Teeth|
|ADDRESS||271 Madison St, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1H6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-808-0030 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Prairie Endodontics opened its doors in 2018 and sports a modern facility for endodontic care. The practice is led by Dr. Cunha and Dr. Pesun, who are both highly decorated in their field.
Hailing from Brazil, Dr. Cunha has published over 100 papers in endodontics. He’s been a guest speaker at hundreds of events and has been practicing since 1995.
Meanwhile his co-founder, Dr. Pesun, has had multiple national roles in endodontic leadership. She’s also a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
The powerhouse team at Prairie isn’t the only thing to smile about. Their office also runs TDO, which is the universal gold standard for records management in endodontics.
TDO allows for a completely paperless system and is fully integrated with all their diagnostic tools. Prairie operates their own Cone Beam CT and digital radiograph, so everything is within arm’s reach.
Apart from that, we like that the clinic is easy to find.
They’re located across Madison Square, right where Sportsman Marine used to be. The good news is that free parking is aplenty, with several slots beside the clinic.
Some other logistics to keep in mind: cancellations need a 48-hour notice. Luckily, they open earlier than normal office hours, so you can squeeze in an appointment before work.
Here’s what some of the patients of Prairie Endodontics have to say about the treatment they’ve received.
“I was referred to Prairie Endodontics by my dentist due to some severe pain I was having at the bottom of my mouth, and I am pleased to say that they couldn’t have sent me to a better practice. I can’t recommend this place enough. They got me in immediately to get my mouth checked and Dr. Cunha got to the bottom of what was causing the pain right away. Dr. Cunha is extremely personable and made me feel super comfortable, and answered all my questions patiently and without judgement. Overall amazing experience, and an amazing doctor.”―Elizabeth Berglund
“Best treatment from any dentist I’ve ever seen in my life. Very happy with all the kind staff.
Even offering Netflix was super nice. Eased my nerves well. Root canals don’t hurt at all.”―Yandere-Chan
2. Dr. Howard Fogel & Dr. Terry Rebizant | Practice Limited to Endodontics
|PROCEDURES OFFERED||Root Canal Treatment and Surgery, Endodontic Retreatment, Traumatic Dental Injury, Cracked Teeth|
|ADDRESS||301-400 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-942-2511 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Practice Limited to Endodontics is a member clinic of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics. Their endodontists are certified in treating cracked teeth, traumatic injuries, root canals, and more.
Apart from his many accolades, Dr. Fogel has a 35-year teaching background in Restorative Dentistry. His professional partner, Dr. Rebizant shares this passion as a part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba.
From your first consultation, you can opt to get treated on the same day. We recommend this option if you prefer to pay for treatment right away and sort out insurance claims later.
Alternatively, if the procedure can wait, we recommend their predetermination plan. For this, they’ll submit your treatment details to your insurance provider ahead of time.
Once approved, you can proceed with the treatment and only pay your share of the bill. You do have to wait about 4-6 weeks to get approved, so there’s some timing involved.
Cancellations incur an extra fee unless you notify them 2 business days beforehand. You’ll need to call them though since they’ll only honour a verbal notice.
In terms of accessibility, their central location helps a lot. Just be willing to pay $4 an hour for parking.
Here are some reviews left by patients who enjoyed being under the care of Dr. Fogel and Dr. Rebizant:
“Recently, I had a root canal done by Dr. Fogel. I was extremely nervous but was soon put at ease by his gentleness, his patience in explaining the procedures and his obvious knowledge and expertise. Was in excellent hands throughout the entire pain-free experience. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.”―Review at RateMDs
“I highly recommend this dental expert Dr. Terry, his kind, accommodating, very professional, the staff were also kind and courteous, they will make you feel comfortable after the root canal has been made, I got no problem after that. and I like the ” art painting smiling of Mao” on their wall :)”―Review at RateMDs
3. Dr. Rene Chu & Dr. Tyler Sobotkiewicz | Corydon Endodontics
|PROCEDURES OFFERED||Endodontic Treatment, Endodontic Retreatment, Surgical Endodontic Treatment|
|ADDRESS||1795 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0K6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-488-7785 |
|OPERATING HOURS||By appointment|
Corydon Endodontics is a private practice that offers specialty care for root canals and retreatments. Both of their specificialists have had extensive formal training that enables them to tackle complex cases.
Dr. Chu is a board-certified endodontist and a distinguished member of several national and international organisations. He’s currently the Division Head of Endodontics in the University of Manitoba.
When he’s not teaching at U of M, you’ll likely find him with his patients at Corydon. Patients describe him as charming and accommodating to their needs.
Also a graduate of U of M, Dr. Sobotkiewicz is an NDSE-certified endodontist with formal training in modern diagnosis and treatment. He’s available full-time at Corydon for referrals and patient care.
With the aim to reduce stress during procedures, the facilities at Corydon were built with comfort in mind. We appreciate the clean and modern design, as it helps create a soothing atmosphere.
They also play soft classical music in the background to aid with relaxation. It’s an effective method, based on reviews, and helps minimise the need for extra sedation (and extra costs).
The location is easier to get to from the west side of town, but it’s a quiet neighbourhood with streets that are seldom busy. We were also glad to find automated wheelchair access and parking at the back, though slots may be limited.
Here’s some positive feedback left by patients who enjoyed the care they received at Corydon Endodontics:
“I want to commend Corydon Endodontics for the exceptional service I got from them. Dr. Chu was an angel to my life. This was a retreatment of my root canal which was done in a dental office over a year ago. I was in pain for over a year and when Dr. Chu examined my tooth, a canal was missed by my former dentist a year ago. He immediately scheduled the procedure even if he was not supposed to work on that day.”―Susan Quintana
“I had my root canal done on January 21, 2020, and have nothing but good things to say about my entire experience. I spent the last 3 years putting off this root canal because I have serious phobias with dentists. I had a great experience, with absolutely no pain during the procedure. I also have no pain now (almost 48hs later). He was so gentle and his receptionists and assistant were both so nice and accommodating. They had classical music playing in the background!”―Meaghan Benham
“I was extremely satisfied with my experience with Corydon Endodontics. The reception staff were pleasant and welcoming as was the tidy waiting area. Dr Chu was charming and put me at ease especially since I tend to have anxiety over pain. His assistants were dutiful and polite throughout the procedure. I would recommend Dr. Chu and his staff to anyone in need of his expertise!”―Roger Man
4. Dr. Amandeep Dosanjh | Pembina Endodontics
|PROCEDURES OFFERED||Root Canals, Retreatments, Endodontic Microsurgery (Apical Surgery), and Internal Bleaching|
|ADDRESS||2265 Pembina Hwy, Unit #104, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5J3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-219-3071 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM |
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Pembina Endodontics is a specialist clinic for root canals and apicoectomies. It’s led by Dr. Amandeep Dosanjh, who’s known for his award-winning skills and calming demeanour.
Dr. Dosanjh won the Robert Ellison Award in Endodontics during his clinical training in Detroit Mercy. He was also a lecturer at several international conferences.
In terms of his people skills, patients seem unanimous about his excellent bedside manner. Several testimonials reflect reduced anxiety and high levels of comfort under his care.
Part of that also has to do with their state-of-the-art facilities. Pembina Endodontics has comfortable furniture and a complete set of diagnostics tools.
On the cosmetic side, they also offer internal tooth bleaching. Signing up for this procedure can correct discoloured teeth and lasts up to 7 years.
If you’re curious about their financial policy, they adopt the common practice of charging everything after the procedure. They do submit the insurance claim for you though, so that’s a plus.
Landing there is easy, with the wide highway leading straight to an open parking lot. We like that the location is ideal and completes the comfort package nicely.
If you want to know more about the patient experience at Pembina Endodontics, here are some reviews:
“Dr. Dosanjh is a very nice and friendly guy! He did a root canal on my dad and made him feel very comfortable. My dad said that he is the best dentist he has ever experienced because he likes to make jokes which make him feel at ease! The office is very modern and beautiful too! It looks very clean, well-maintained and luxurious. The design and details of the office are absolutely captivating”―Liza
“Extremely positive experience at Pembina Endodontics, from beginning to end. I highly recommend Dr. Dosanjh and his staff. I had a root canal done, with the freezing being exceptional, all questions answered, kept me informed throughout, 0 pain post freezing and no discomfort the following day. Superb!”―Beverley Solypa
5. Dr. Phong Luong, DMD, BSc DENT | Integral Dental
|PROCEDURES OFFERED||Children’s Dentistry, Root Canals, Dentures, Sleep Apnea Therapy, Facial Pain Treatment, Oral Surgery, and Cosmetic Dentistry|
|ADDRESS||200-1721 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0E5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-809-2257|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Integral Dental is a family dental group in Portage with two other locations in Keewatin Street and Ellice Avenue. It offers a wide range of dental care programs, from children’s dentistry to oral surgery.
Within that spectrum is the provision of endodontic care, though they only do root canals. This is a viable option if you don’t need a specialist for complex re-treatments.
You’ll likely get endodontic treatment from Dr. Luong, a general dentist who’s adept in prosthodontics, oral surgery, and root canals. He’s also a member of the Canadian Dental Association.
People admire Dr. Luong because of his patience and reassuring personality. He belongs to a culturally diverse team that can easily communicate in Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Korean.
As part of their family-friendly service, financing is available through Paybright. We appreciate that they make it easy to get immediate treatment without having to pay a tonne upfront.
Dr. Luong is available at all three locations and will be happy to schedule evening and Saturday appointments. You’ll also be pleased to find free parking in whichever branch you choose.
To help you stick to your appointment, they send electronic reminders beforehand. If you do need to cancel, be sure to notify them 2 days in advance to avoid a rather steep cancellation fee of $80.30.
Here are some happy patients with good things to say about Dr. Luong and the staff at Integral Dental:
“Very great service and accommodating. Staff and Dr. Luong are very patient and reassuring. Provide you with the information needed and the best option for you. Had wisdom teeth removal and the process was quick and painless during the process. Recommend this place!”―E films
“Excellent service, great staff and Dr. Luong are the best! Very thorough and caring. I’ve been terribly afraid of the dentist ever since and he’s very sensitive to that and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. I was always conscious of smiling before and now Dr. Loung changed that. I highly recommend Dr. Luong and his clinic.”―Kristoffer Ledda
FAQs About Endodontists
And there you have it―the best endodontists in Winnipeg. If by chance we’ve missed your favourite root canal expert, feel free to shoot us a message anytime.
While on the topic of dental care, we’ve also written a review of the best dentists in Winnipeg. That one’s about other fields of dentistry, and not just limited to endodontics, so do check that out too!