What is Endodontics?

A root canal procedure with an expert endodontist is needed to save a tooth damaged by severe decay or trauma. Due to the risk of infection, it is important to treat these problems as soon as they arise, which is why you should not wait to see a dentist, as it will only make the situation worse.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Are you suffering from pain associated with a toothache or an inflammation of the gum area? Root canal treatment may be in order. The choosiest patients choose Marquee Dental for their dentist. With a root canal (endodontics), you can maintain your smile while saving your natural tooth.

What is the Root Canal Procedure?

The procedure begins with numbing the area and drilling down into the tooth, where any damaged or infected regions such as pulp, dentin, nerves, and blood vessels are all removed. At Marquee Dental, the excision is then so skillfully managed – as only the surest dentist can do – so that the tooth still receives nourishment from the surrounding tissue in the mouth. The tooth is fully cleaned and then sealed with a rubber-like material where it is then generally topped with a crown for added protection.

Preparing for Root Canal Treatment

There is no specific preparation that’s necessary to prepare for your endodontics/root canal treatment and you can count on us for a smooth and pain-free procedure.

Recovery from Root Canal Treatment

Following your root canal, you may notice total and immediate cessation of any toothache pain. The treated area around your tooth (or teeth) may still be somewhat tender, but you can eat as normal and enjoy all the foods you love without worrying about the pain you had before the treatment.

Is Endodontics (Root Canals) Right for Me?

If you are suffering from tooth pain and it’s been determined that the decay is too far widespread for a filling to suffice, then a root canal may be the best solution for you. We can determine if a root canal is the ideal course of action, so contact our office today to schedule a consultation to determine your candidacy.

Why Choose Marquee Dental?

Whatever stage of dental care you or your loved ones require, we are here to help with the calmest dentist office experience. With a focus on convenience and comfort, our team and office atmosphere are truly unique to the area. Make Marquee Dental your family’s partner for all your dental care needs.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your initial consultation, our experts will carefully examine your teeth and address any issues that are of concern to you, with a focus on listening, hearing, and understanding your needs. At the consultation, we will determine if your natural tooth can be preserved through a root canal or filling. We will talk with you about all treatment options before proceeding to ensure your comfort and understanding.

Related Services:


A root canal procedure with an expert endodontist is needed to save a tooth damaged by severe decay or trauma.

Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Dental Bonding

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.


Teeth Cleaning

At Marquee Dental, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Marquee Dental is Nashville’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.


We understand that sometimes life can get complicated. Now you can use our convenient Teledentistry service to access your doctor to discuss your specialized, or more complex needs, at a time and place that works for you!

Family Dentistry

Do you need a caring and honest dentist you can trust to serve your entire family? We provide a full range of family dentistry services, whether you are looking into teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, have a teenager who needs braces, or has a young child and you want to take them to their first dental appointment.

Clear Aligners

Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make you feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.


A wafer-thin glass shells that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to mask their shape, color, or size. The highest quality veneers are made individually by hand and are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. Our veneers can be used to remarkably transform the smile of patients who have worn, chipped, or discolored teeth. Slightly crooked teeth can be straightened as well. Hand made porcelain veneers are typically very translucent and when bonded to your teeth they are very lifelike.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long-lasting esthetic and functional result.


Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.


While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.