root Canal Treatment

OptiSmile`s professional root canal treatment that allows you to keep your smile visually appealing and most importantly free of all infections. A healthy smile is a happy smile!

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Cape Town`s Premier Root Canal Treatment

Investing in your smile is one of the single most important things you could possibly do.


When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment. We can perform a root canal treatment quickly on people living in and around Cape Town.


A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth so that all of the infected areas can be removed. The dental pulp is removed, and oftentimes so are the roots. You only need your tooth roots to feel sensations like hot and cold and for the tooth to grow in. Once it has fully matured, removing the roots will not directly harm the tooth. It can, however, prevent the further spread of infection so when it is necessary to remove the roots; we promptly do so. Once done, we will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone.

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"Fantastic experience from start to finish. Great reception and excellent dental staff. Dr Harris has been fantastic, professional and friendly which has been great for my daughter. Highly recommend the entire practice."

Why Would I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

If it appears that a root canal is the best option, we will make this recommendation. If not, we will present a treatment solution that will solve your health issue. 


Overall, a root canal endodontics treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth by removing any infection that may be there. This single treatment makes it possible for millions of teeth to be saved on an annual basis and once it is completed; eating and drinking becomes easy again.


We work to help patients to feel comfortable during their root canal endodontics procedure by using sedation dentistry. We have a variety of ways that we can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during a root canal. Whether a patient needs to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, we can provide painless dentistry and help patients enjoy their dental treatments.


The simplest, but, most important reason to get a root canal instead of extraction is that you get to keep your tooth. Though it may be dead, this method is still beneficial as this allows you to continue to eat and speak as you usually do, since removing the tooth can affect both.

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The Benefits Of A Root Canal Treatment

There are many clinical reasons for needing root canal treatment, but there are also countless practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice. 


Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. 


Root canal treatment is virtually painless and often leaves you with less discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted. Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have a tooth extracted.



Efficient and cost effective Tooth extractions can take longer than root canal treatment due to follow-up appointments required for a denture, bridge or implant; plus the cost may be higher. A free video consultation with an OptiSmile dentist is the fastest way to start your smile makeover journey!

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What Else Can OptiSmile Offer my Smile?

Teeth Straightening

OptiSmile is proud to be Cape Town`s 1st platinum level Genuine Invisalign provider. Dr. Harris Smeyatsky is one of the most skilled Orthodontists in the world with Invisalign being his number 1 method for straightening teeth predictably and accurately.

Tooth Implants

Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums, in order to provide bone-like support for the replacement teeth that will be placed onto it. We use the highest quality dental implants.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique in which composite resin is shaped and moulded on your teeth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth and gapped teeth.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring shapes your gums to fit your teeth structure. This results in a less gummy smile. If your gums seem too big for your smile, or they protrude awkwardly, a gum contour may be a part of your smile makeover.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of lightening the color of human teeth. Whitening is often desirable when teeth become yellowed over time for a number of reasons, and can be achieved by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of the tooth enamel.

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With over 181 five star reviews on Google and Facebook, I personally guarantee that my OptiSmile team will make your experience something to rave about as well.  



I returned to South Africa after 32 years abroad in London, San Diego and Perth to build this state-of-the-art dentistry facility spread out over 500 square meters. 



We are the premier multi-speciality practice of this kind in Cape Town. We offer Genuine Invisalign Orthodontics (clear braces), WOW! Cosmetic teeth whitening, periodontics (bleeding gums and recession), prosthodontics (implants, dentures and bridges), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (wisdom teeth and extractions) and veneers, bonding and much more. We use microscopes, 3D scanners, digital 3D printing, low radiation CBCT 3D X-ray scans and DSD digital smile design


I feel our practice is unique, and our reviews will help you make up your mind. Call, email or WhatsApp today for an appointment.

“Absolutely amazing, state of the art, friendly, welcoming, modern, efficient, passionate, one-of-a-kind, warm, clean, world-class dental facility. Teeth heaven!!! Results much much deeper than just physical smiles! There's pure heart there. And ridiculously well priced. You can stop looking around, you've found THE BEST. ”

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Align Your Smile

OptiSmile is Cape Town`s premier provider of Invisalign orthodontics. We have over 180+ five star reviews.

Brighten Your Smile

A smile so bright it lights up the room. Smile with confidence with our renowned OptiSmile WOW! Whitening.

Restore Your Smile

Chipped, cracked or missing teeth replaced accurately & with aesthetic precision fully restoring confidence.

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11 Million Smiles Straightened

As Cape Town`s premier provider of the Invisalign Clear Aligners we are proud to see our patients radiating confidence through bright and beautifully straightened smiles.

Find Us in Sea Point

Imagine your most confident smile ever.

OptiSmile Advanced Dentistry and Implant Centre in Sea Point is Cape Town’s premier multi-specialty destination for oral health enhancement, smile rejuvenation, and complete restoration. Providing world-class dentistry, our warm, professional team will put you at ease with indulgent service and care. We will look after you like royalty. Your smile, guaranteed. 


Book a video consultation today and step into the new, confident you.