1306 S. Blue Bell Road
Brenham, TX 77833
Altman Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry in Brenham Texas.

Root Canal


Root canal treatment, is also referred to as endodontic therapy. It is an effective and safe treatment for teeth whose pulp has become inflamed or infected. This procedure can save your tooth from being removed. Many patients will experience extreme discomfort when the pulp of the tooth has been injured or infected, and performing root canal therapy is the only viable option to retain a tooth.

Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected or injured tissue (pulp) from inside the crown and roots of a tooth. Once cleaned, the canal is disinfected, shaped, filled and sealed with natural rubber-like material called gutta percha. The opening of the tooth is then sealed to prevent future infection. This procedure can be done with local anesthetic, and the patient should be comfortable throughout the procedure. Usually the tooth will need a crown once the root canal therapy is completed, to maintain the function and integrity of the tooth.