Root Canal Treatment in

Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, is a treatment that is designed to restore teeth whose inner pulp material has become damaged by infection. This can be the result of a deep cavity that has been left untreated or a serious oral injury. We will work to remove the damaged material from the inside of the tooth and restore the structure so that healing can occur. Overall, this process is highly effective in saving severely damaged teeth from extraction and helping them to recover.

Root Canal Treatment in Murfreesboro

A tooth’s pulp is a soft inner material that is inside of the hard enamel exterior. This material extends all the way down to the jawbone. When the pulp becomes infected, it can cause very serious problems. If left untreated, the tooth will most likely need to be extracted, and the infection could even spread to the jawbone.

Some of the signs that root canal treatment is needed include:

  • Severe and intense toothache
  • Temperature sensitivities
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
  • Recurring abscesses on the gums

Root canal treatment starts with X-rays of the tooth. This allows our experts to obtain a better understanding of how much damage has been caused. To start the procedure, we will provide appropriate anesthesia to keep you comfortable and place a special rubber sheet around the affected tooth. This is used to keep the tooth dry and to prevent the infection from spreading while treatment is provided.

During the root canal treatment, we will enter the inside of the tooth from the top to clean the infected material. Once the inner structure has been cleaned, an antimicrobial liquid will be applied to flush out the root canals and remove any existing bacteria or decay.

We will then apply medicated fillings to seal off the structure and to provide necessary structure and integrity for the tooth. This filling material will also help to encourage healing for the tooth. We finish the process by applying a dental crown over the top of the tooth. The crown will help protect the tooth from fractures or breakages. In most cases, a tooth treated from a root canal will make a complete recovery.

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Review from Cherie
five stars


I had the BEST experience at Salem Creek Family Dental! I had an extremely painful toothache and was able to get in right away and Dr. Costello was AMAZING and so was her assistant Miranda!! They helped make the experience so relaxing it was almost enjoyable! And believe me coming from someone with severe "dentist anxiety" that is saying a lot! I had no pain at all even after the procedure! Dr Costello even called the next day to check on how things were going! I recommend this dentist office to everyone!
Review from Reba Pinner
five stars

Reba Pinner

Very best staff and exceptional dental care. The office is beautiful, comfortable and spotless. Highly recommend this dental office. I have very sensitive teeth and they always ensure a comfortable treatment. The staff is friendly and work to accommodate patients’ needs.
Review from Jonna Hamby
five stars

Jonna Hamby

Dr. Costello really helped me out when I needed a mouth guard for grinding my teeth. She took the time to work with my crazy schedule and went the extra mile to let me know she was invested in my needs! Her office was so clean and welcoming, and both she and her staff are beyond kind. Thanks, Dr. Costello!
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Dr. Ashley Costello
When Dr. Ashley Costello opened Salem Creek Family Dental, her goal was – and still is – to create a compassionate and affordable dental home for families in her hometown of Murfreesboro.

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