Dr Gwendolin Flanagan

Why is a root canal necessary?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

A root canal is often the only option to save an infected tooth. Root canal therapy can help prevent the need for an extraction by removing the bacteria and diseased tissue from inside your tooth. We will often recommend protecting your root canal tooth with the proper restoration after treatment. With the proper care, root canal therapy can prolong the life of your tooth by years or even decades. Preserving your natural teeth is usually the best way to protect your health and smile.

To all our valued patients,

As you know we are now on a week lockdown as of 5pm Thursday, August 5th. During this time we are restricted to emergency treatments only for our patients. Please be assured that we will resume normal practice as soon as permitted. We are being guided by government directives that are handed down on a daily basis. Please follow this link to read important information from the ADA on COVID guidelines as well as what you need to know as a patient ahead of your next dental appointment.

To stay up to date with Government information around COVID-19 
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

We hope you all continue to stay safe during this period.

Dr Gwendolin Flanagan and team,