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.