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Emergency Dentist Near Me - Cape Town

Emergency Dentist

At OptiSmile, our dentists are uniquely qualified to assist in emergency cases and restore function quickly and effectively, minimising the risk of permanent damage and further treatments at a later stage. In case of an emergency, we aim to see the patient as quickly as possible and preferential appointments will be given. 

What Clients Are Saying About OptiSmile

Kate L.
kate L.
Dr Cara is so professional, she took me through the process step-by-step. The end result is so rewarding.
Maxine B.
Maxine B.
Truly the best in the business. The Optismile team was always so professional and so kind. We felt welcome at every visit and their support on this journey has been incredible. Thank you SO much! 🙂
Victor C
Victor C
Had an incredible experience with this clinic, from start to finish I was taken care of extremely well. The dentists are very knowledgeable and will only recommend and give you what you need. If you’re looking for a top-tier clinic, I wouldn’t look any further!
Bella B.
Bella B.
Best dentistry place ever. Harris Smeyatsky is an amazing orthodontist and Cara Loubscher performed a piece of art on my front teeth using composite bonding. Looks completely natural!And on top of it the entire staff is always going the extra mile. I can highly recommend Optismile!
Nastassja M.
Nastassja M.
Went to Optismile a few months ago to have my tooth fixed by Dr Shaa (which I will highly recommend) not only did he just fix my tooth but he explained in depth what exactly it is that needs to be done, he also explained every step of the way which brought me alot of comfort as my last experience by a dentist was not so pleasant.Not only did he fix a tooth but he also gave back my confidence in my smile as I had a tiny chip on my front tooth that he al fixed (which looks super natural)I flet no pain or any difficulty after my appointment, I am definitely going back to optismile to Dr Shaa.
Christopher B.
Christopher B.
Very professional, warm and accommodating. I would recommend to anyone
Sharene Van V.
Sharene Van V.
This might be a longer read than the usual review but this is the one that should matter most. Where to start... years and years of hiding my smile behind my hands or my hair (23 years)...and then we got a job on a remote island in Fiji half way around the world. Being in the hospitality industry and engaging with so many guests just made that a bit more of an issue. So when we got the job i said i will only take it if after the first year I can fix my teeth. So i googled and thanks to my miss spelling Optismile popped up. Due to the time difference between SA and Fiji we struggled to find a time that would work...and this is where it started. Dr Clifford moved things and made a time to do a video call interview and from the moment speaking to him I knew this was where I wanted to have my teeth done...but then the time we had available in SA was extremely short for the preparation leading up to my new vaneers but even that would not stop Dr Clifford from giving me a new outlook and a new smile. We flew half way around the world...drove from Yzerfontein to Seapoint for each of my appointments and the day before returning to Fiji I had my beautiful new pearlies...and some extra goodies to ensure that I am able to keep them pearly till our next return. In the chair his assistant was amazing knowing with each movement of my tongue where I needed suction and Dr Clifford was just the most caring soft handed Dentist ever. I am truly grateful to him and his team and there is only 1 choice to make if you need dentistry and that is Optismile. Nothing was impossible for Dr Clifford. Thank you for giving me a new smile I am finally whole.
Brandon K.
Brandon K.
Fantastic rooms, amazing dentist and dental assitant, world class service. 11 out of 10 💫
Caroline G.
Caroline G.
I started treatment here with the best mouth survey I’ve ever had with Cara using the latest high tech equipment and was given a clear dental plan.I was personally very encouraged with the health summary for my gums and teeth as I’m 61 and as an adolescent in the 70’s had 4 double teeth pulled and the whole UK train tracks of amalgam in most double teeth by the end of my teens, several ‘on trend’ root canals in the 1980’s which wasn’t the best start for strong teeth in older age. I spent the 1990’s slowly having amalgam out and gold or porcelain or composite fillings put in.I’ve seen a lot of dentists over the years and am only writing all this to encourage you if you are nervous or know you need some work.At Optismile I had the most gentle drilling I have ever had on an old large filling that needed replacing.It was superb work. Even the anesthetic was just what was needed and wore off gently and quickly.Highly recommended. Great value.
Tom D.
Tom D.
Brought my three daughters here (8,6,4) and we had a great experience all around. Highly recommend!
Bram L.
Bram L.
My experience with OptiSmile was great. I managed to get an appointment very quickly for my tooth ache and the support over phone in preparation of the appointment was much welcome and appreciated. Dr Clifford is very friendly and helped me out efficiently without having to go through unnecessary screens and test.
Isla G.
Isla G.
Hands down, best dentist I’ve ever been to. Professional, incredibly experienced, very nice surroundings, and exceptionally good with my children. Highly recommend.
Ethan B.
Ethan B.
Recently had my teeth done by DR Keira and I’m very pleased with the results. I don’t feel insecure about my smile anymore and find myself smiling a lot more !
Aaron J.
Aaron J.
Absolutely top-class and excellent in all aspects. Wonderful and friendly people throughout and world-class expertise, equipment, and care that is unmatched from anywhere else that I have seen. Highly recommend!
Katherine B.
Katherine B.
What a pleasant and seamless experience at Optismile. Friendly service and excellent dental advice! Thank you taking care of my teeth!
Aubrey F.
Aubrey F.
Very professionalChanged circumstances caused cancellation of appointment on Thursday
Oliver F.
Oliver F.
The best experience. I was suffering from a cracked tooth whilst travelling and contacted OptiSmile on NYE. I received fast and friendly responses with an appointment on the 2nd. They quickly identified and resolved the issue for me. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The actual space is beautifully designed and belongs in Switzerland. If only all dentists and healthcare providers were so great. Thank you!
John O.
John O.
Dr Clifford was beyond amazing. Best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist. Facilities and technology they use are the best I’ve ever seen. I went in with an issue my dentist had recommended a root canal for and wanted a second opinion. Dr Clifford said it wasn’t necessary and fixed my issue in a much less invasive fashion. Thankyou so much!
Ronan I.
Ronan I.
Absolutely amazing experience. I had a year and a half of Invisalign and then had Injection Molding done to finish it off. I had a completely new smile and a comfortable bite. I felt looked after through the entire experience, Optismile always went the extra mile for me.
David G.
David G.
Unbelievable results - I could not be happier! OptiSmile and Dr Harris Smeyatsky are among the best professionals I've ever worked with. Everything from the service, to the patient care, to the expertise, and importantly the final result, all of it was a pleasure.Dr Harris Smeyatsky is an expert and perfectionist. I felt like I could completely trust his advice and everything he was doing during my Invisalign and final bonding treatment, and I'm very grateful that he was my orthodontist during this process.Would highly recommend them!
Marlon M.
Marlon M.
Dr Steyn is an excellent dentist and the facility is world class with knowledgeable and pleasant staff
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Couldn't be happier! Incredible service from start to finish with the entire team and Dr Harris & Clifford. Communicating via whatsapp and having friendly reception staff made the overall journey so much easier and enjoyable. Harris is THE guy to do invisilign with in South Africa and I can see why. 10/10 for results! Really enjoyed his personal and friendly approach ...he may even have convinced me that I like going to the dentist now. To finish my dental journey, I had injection bonding with Dr Clifford who was just as amazing. Will definitely only be going to Optismile for all future dental procedures. Big thanks to everyone
Bridget S.
Bridget S.
This is the most wonderful practice. I needed a lot of work done to my teeth and although I have a fear of dentists, I felt very relaxed and comfortable. I never had to wait, and the service was extremely efficient. I am very happy with the results.
Cindy C.
Cindy C.
Great service! I was on a cruise and chipped a tooth while at sea. I wanted to find a dentist at our next port in South Africa. I searched online and found OptiSmile. I was able to book an appointment online. The office was professional and the dentist fixed my tooth so that I could enjoy the rest of my cruise without worry. I highly recommend this practice.
Nzobella M.
Nzobella M.
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. I had been to many dentists all over the world to fix my teeth but all said it would take an average of two years. My entire treatment was complete within 4 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My teeth are perfect now and I cannot stop smiling. The staff and doctors were incredibly supportive and friendly and were always available to answer any questions. This is by far the best experience I’ve ever had at any dentist and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best!
Ingrid M.
Ingrid M.
Had the most relaxed, smooth and an amazing general experience at OptiSmile SeaPoint. Exceptional staff, super welcoming and friendly, great tech, the clinic is impeccably clean, and the attention to detail was not only impressive but very satisfying for the soul😊. I am in awe and absolutely delighted with Optismile. Dr. Cara and team, YOU ROCK💕
Ross B.
Ross B.
I couldn't recommend this practice more. I got injection molding, fillings and general teeth whitening done. They only use the best equipment, I felt super safe and comfortable every consultation/treatment. The offices/rooms are beautifully designed, far better than any other practice I've been to.Kinan (dentist), Olwethu (assistant) and all the other assistants involved in my treatment have been amazing. Super friendly, more than willing to explain their processes & help you pick the best treatment plan, and clearly care about their patients. Clear professionals, they're so good at what they do.I will say it's quite expensive but if you're able to pay for it, it is worth every cent!
Kowie L.
Kowie L.
Great equipment and staff to assisting in delivering an unforgettable experience.Took about a year to get the perfect smile!
Kim M
Kim M
I couldn’t have asked for more caring, kind and compassionate people to help me with my complicated case. I had a car accident many years ago and had prior work done by another practice which I started to experience severe problems with. I was so anxious to have them fixed but I’m so glad I came here and went ahead. They were incredible at taking care of my case and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. Dr Clifford & his wife even came in on the weekend to help me when I was experiencing pain as well as dropped off painkillers and a care package when I was too weak to leave my house. I had to come in for an appointment on my birthday and the whole practice sang happy birthday to me. Thank you Optismile. I am very grateful for your professionalism, your thoughtfulness and for giving me my smile back! I will recommend you to everyone I know.
Lindsey H.
Lindsey H.
Very professional & accommodating, special thanks to Zanele, Verona & Dr Louis.
Benedetta T.
Benedetta T.
I had a very good experience at Optismile. Great attention for the patient. I’m very grateful to Dr Harris and Dr. Cara for making my smile looking beautiful 😍 and to the rest of the staff to be so patient and caring.
Patrick S.
Patrick S.
Most professional dentist I know, having lived in Netherlands, Belgium, and been to Dentists in US and Spain as well
Stephani S.
Stephani S.
I expected professionalism at OptiSmile, of course. What really pleased me was the caring attitude and approach to patients. In addition, the office was gleaming, clean with all the latest technology to take the experience truly to the next level. Most of all, though, is my appreciation for Dr. Shaa. He was totally with me in guiding and helping me to understand the procedure and his technique. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaa and OptiSmile. 5 stars +++.
Tania B.
Tania B.
Easy booking system. Instead of sitting in the waiting room filing in forms, I could do it online and save time. Was greeted and welcomed with a great smile and service by Widaad & I walked away with a whiter brighter smile given to me by Dr. Kinan and Olwethu, explaining the procedure step by step.
Kathryn S.
Kathryn S.
After my initial appointment via Google Teems I am impressed friendly and kind, for clarity, I have not had any treatment or follow-ups yet.
Sharon M.
Sharon M.
Very professional and welcoming. I felt like I was in safe hands. My treatment options were explained fully and I feel confident that I will receive the best possible care. So pleased to have found OptiSmile.
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
Dr Yudelman goes over and beyond to make his patients feel at ease and comfortable. From the advanced technology at the practice to the beautiful atmosphere, this has to be the best dentist visit I’ve ever experienced.
Anette A.
anette A.
Extremely professional. I would recommend them to anyone
Michael M.
Michael M.
Without a doubt the best dentist I have ever been to.Super friendly and efficient service, and the quality of the dentistry and work carried out is of the highest standard.
Richard P.
Richard P.
I've been to see Dr Yudelman for 2 Cerec restorations. I couldn't recommend him more highly. The practice is really professionally run and organised. Both procedures were completely, and I mean completely, pain free. I'd go as far as to say I actually enjoyed the experience.I’ve since been back for a third cerec restoration: Dr Clifford again did a flawless job. And once more, completely painless.
Cape E.
Cape E.
Absolutely amazing service, advise and assistance. We brought our 6 year-old to Dr. Shaa and he and his assistent were amazing with her. No stress, professional and super friendly!
Petra Q.
petra Q.
Lovely doctors. Gentle and caring.
Joanne M.
Joanne M.
I have had a fantastic experience at Optismile with Dr Shaa - He listened to my needs, attentively came up with a solution we were both comfortable with and within 3 weeks my smile has completely changed and I am SO happy with the results. Couldnt recommend this experience more - if you are on the fence - this is your sign to book an appointment! Thanks Dr Shaa!
Armando A.
Armando A.
Wish I could give Dr. Yudelman and his team 6 stars. Cannot recommend thier services and the optisleep enough!
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About Dental
Emergencies

A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate attention from a dentist to prevent further damage or pain. Dental emergencies can have severe implications for oral health if not treated quickly and correctly. 

What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

When it comes to dental emergencies, understanding what falls under this category is essential to ensure timely treatment and prevent further damage. Here are some key points regarding these types of situations:

 

  • A knocked-out tooth (avulsion)
  • Cracked teeth or chipped teeth
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Tooth abscess
  • Severe toothaches or sudden pain around the tooth
  • Bleeding gums or a swollen jaw

What Isn't Considered A Dental Emergency?

While some dental issues like a cracked tooth, tooth abscess, or a knocked-out tooth must be addressed as soon as possible, other problems can wait until you can schedule an appointment with your dentist.

  • Signs such as a mouth that tastes like metal
  • One or more loose teeth in adults,
  • Lesions that won’t heal
  • Chronic headaches should not always be considered dental emergencies.

Instead of visiting an emergency dentist, seek professional advice from one of our dentists – at your earliest convenience.

What To Do In The Case Of The Following Dental Emergencies?

Detached Tooth

Dental Emergency 1

If you experience a detached tooth, acting quickly and contacting your dentist is essential. We recommend soaking it in milk as an easy option while ensuring it stays moist. If the detached tooth can be saved, the dentist will quickly reattach it. The healing process may also require medication and follow-up visits with your dentist to avoid further dental issues. 

Knocked-out Tooth

Dental Emergency 2

When your tooth is knocked out, you may feel a surge of panic. This situation can be overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to ensure the best possible chance at preserving the tooth. Try to pick up and handle the tooth only by the crown (the top part, not the root). You must rinse it off with cold water if it is contaminated, otherwise, try not to touch the roots and try to push it straight back in and hold it in place. If you are unable to do this, store it in a container of milk or saliva, and bring it to your dentist as soon as possible. The success rate for saving a knocked-out tooth lowers drastically after one hour. If you are in this situation, do not hesitate to seek immediate help. 

Lost Crown or Filling

Dental Emergency 3

If you experience the unfortunate event of your crown or filling falling, you can take some simple steps immediately to get control of the situation. Ensure the crown or filling is nowhere in sight, as this can be a choking hazard. Once confirmed it’s no longer there, contact your dentist for an emergency appointment and explain what has happened. Getting an appointment as soon as possible is essential, as not having a replaced crown or filling risks further damage to your teeth and gums. To reduce discomfort and protect the exposed area from sensitivity, use dental cement topical gel until you can see your dentist. 

Chipped Or Cracked Tooth

Dental Emergency 4

When dealing with a chipped or cracked tooth, the best action is to consult your dentist as soon as possible and attend their recommended appointment. In the meantime, rinse the mouth with warm water and keep it clean. Consider applying cold compression to ease swelling. If your appointment time requires a meal in-between, avoid eating hard foods, as this could further injure the damaged area, so try to stick to more soft foods like oatmeal and soup until your dentist has seen you. 

Toothache

Dental Emergency 5

Are you suffering from a toothache? It may be more than just an uncomfortable nagging pain – it could be a sign of a more serious dental issue. We recommend scheduling an appointment to examine the affected area immediately. You should avoid putting aspirin directly on the tooth or gums and instead rinse the area with warm water to keep it clean until the next visit. 

Why You Should Use Optismile’s Dental Emergency Services?

Dental Emergency 6

Advanced Dental Technology

Dental Emergency 7

Lifetime of Happy Smiles

Dental Emergency 8

Pain-free Experience

Dental Emergency 9

Early Prevention

Dental Emergency 10

Gentle and Tailored Care

Dental Emergency 11

Flexible Payment Options

Emergency Dentist FAQs

Take a look at our most common questions about emergency dentists. If you have further questions, please reach out to us for help. 

Emergency dentists provide urgent dental care services to patients needing immediate assistance. These practitioners specialise in treating severe pain, broken or knocked-out teeth, facial and gum swelling, and jaw trauma. Emergency dentists can effectively manage and restore oral health quickly by applying advanced techniques such as root canals, fillings, extractions, dental implants, crowns, and dentures. In addition to providing speedy relief for sudden dental issues, emergency dentists can detect underlying problems before they worsen into more severe complications. 


Explore further: Common dental emergencies 

Yes, they are qualified in the same way as a normal dentist. 

An emergency dentist can help you with a severe tooth infection. They will evaluate the problem, take X-rays if necessary, and provide thorough cleaning. Depending on the extent of the infection, they may be able to clear it up with a simple filling or root canal or advise you to see an endodontist for further evaluation and treatment. The emergency dentist can also provide temporary relief from any pain caused by the infection with an antibiotic and a local anaesthetic. The goal is to identify and treat the underlying issue while relieving discomfort. 

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