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Root Canal Treatment in Port Elizabeth | Every Smile Dentistry

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Root Canal Therapy in Port Elizabeth

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to remove infected or damaged tissue from the inner chambers of a tooth, known as the pulp. 

This treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, cracks, or trauma. 

By removing the infected tissue and sealing the tooth, root canal therapy aims to restore the tooth’s health and function.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, you may require root canal therapy, a common procedure that can save your natural tooth and alleviate discomfort.

Preparation for the Procedure

Before undergoing root canal therapy at Every Smile Dentistry in Port Elizabeth, we prioritize ensuring your comfort and understanding of the procedure. 

Here’s what you can expect in preparation:

  • Comprehensive Examination: Our experienced dental team will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health, including X-rays to assess the extent of damage to the affected tooth and surrounding structures.
  • Discussion and Education: Once we have gathered all necessary information, we will sit down with you to discuss the root canal procedure in detail. We’ll explain the reasons for the treatment, the steps involved, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Addressing Concerns: We understand that undergoing dental treatment can be anxiety-inducing for some patients. Our compassionate team is here to address any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure, anesthesia, or aftercare.
  • Anesthesia Options: Before the procedure begins, we will ensure you’re comfortable by administering local anesthesia to numb the affected area. If you experience dental anxiety or have special needs, we also offer sedation options to help you relax during the treatment.


Root canal therapy is a multi-step procedure designed to remove infected or damaged tissue from the inner chambers of the tooth and restore its health and function. 

Here’s what you can expect during the root canal therapy procedure at Every Smile Dentistry in Port Elizabeth:

  1. Anesthesia Administration: Once you’re comfortably seated, our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and surrounding tissues. This ensures you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
  2. Accessing the Pulp Chamber: Using specialized instruments, our dentist will create a small opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.
  3. Removing Infected Tissue: The infected or damaged pulp tissue is carefully removed from the pulp chamber and root canals using precision instruments. The inner chambers of the tooth are then cleaned and disinfected to eliminate any remaining bacteria.
  4. Shaping and Irrigation: The root canals are shaped to allow for the placement of filling material and to ensure thorough cleaning. Throughout the procedure, the canals are irrigated with antimicrobial solutions to flush out debris and bacteria.
  5. Sealing the Tooth: Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and shaped, it is sealed with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to prevent recontamination of the root canal system. The opening in the crown of the tooth is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.
  6. Restoration: In some cases, a dental crown may be recommended to restore the strength, function, and appearance of the treated tooth. Our dentist will discuss your options and customize a treatment plan that best suits your needs.


Root canal therapy offers several benefits, including:

  • Relieving tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Saving your natural tooth from extraction
  • Restoring the health and function of the affected tooth
  • Preventing the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums
  • Maintaining the integrity of your smile and bite


After undergoing root canal therapy at Every Smile Dentistry, it’s essential to follow our post-procedure instructions carefully to promote healing and ensure the long-term success of your treatment. 

This may include:

  • Avoiding chewing on the treated tooth until it is fully restored with a permanent filling or crown
  • Practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly
  • Attending follow-up appointments as scheduled to monitor your progress
  • Reporting any unusual symptoms or concerns to our dental team promptly

Why Choose Us

At Every Smile Dentistry in Port Elizabeth, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. 

When you choose us for your root canal therapy, you can expect:

  • Experienced and compassionate dental professionals dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction
  • State-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment
  • Personalized care tailored to your unique needs and concerns
  • Transparent communication and education throughout every step of your treatment journey
  • Convenient appointment scheduling and flexible payment options for your convenience


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monde dyantyimonde dyantyi
11:10 16 Jul 23
I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice MarriottJanice Marriott
13:54 15 Jun 23
If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika KuenaMalaika Kuena
11:40 10 Jun 23
Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Bakhe GatyeniBakhe Gatyeni
13:09 02 Jun 23
Sesethu LeqelaSesethu Leqela
15:49 01 Jun 23
Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone BooysenKimone Booysen
08:29 16 May 23
The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
Soso MtiniSoso Mtini
14:01 21 Apr 23
We all dread appointments at the dentist but all my worries were put to rest by the lovely Dr Govender. She handled my tooth extraction with such great care and took time to explain the whole process. I appreciate her being so patient with me. Reception was warm and so helpful. Thank you to the whole team for being so professional and efficient.I can't wait to visit the dentist again!
ncediswa xeloncediswa xelo
11:24 12 Apr 23
Yesterday my daughter went for consultation. Wow she's lost of words explaining the Dr's friendliness, warm heart . It was our first visit I'm sold this is going to be our family dentist. Thank you all for your excellent customer service from the receptionist to assistants. Big up !!!!
Damaine JohnsonDamaine Johnson
09:13 20 Sep 22
Dentist knows what she's doing. I personally had my wisdom tooth extracted. Felt no pain at all during the extraction. Clean, professional and affordable. Thanks to the team at Every Smile Dentistry Selborne.
Leverne StrydomLeverne Strydom
17:54 26 Aug 21
I've been with the Dentistry for over two years now and I don't think I'll ever go to another dentist. Very clean and affordable too.I must say their customer service is exceptional!! From the receptionist to the Dr.I would recommend anybody to support Every Smile Dentistry!!
Bonisile NomanyaBonisile Nomanya
09:39 16 Oct 20
The service was exceptional! She explain every procedure throughout. She cleaned me and then removed the damaged one. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry.
Chesznokov ZunguChesznokov Zungu
11:31 20 Mar 20
I really appreciated the level of care and consideration from the staff. I experienced absolutely no pain and was kept comfortable at all times. I will definitely be going back🙂
Ziyanda CisheZiyanda Cishe
09:26 11 Apr 19
Today I had my teeth cleaned at Every Smile Dentistry. I just moved to East London so I was nervous about starting over with a new dentist. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the dentist was very gentle and attentive. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry to everyone looking for a pleasant experience at the dentist! 🙂
promise sitholepromise sithole
13:49 05 Jul 23
I have to give credit to Musa, the Doctors assistant. He knows how to treat patients. Im not quite sure about the Doctor, she was not friendly at all. No greetings or whatsoever.
tumelo pitsitumelo pitsi
18:34 10 Jun 23
Wonderful place,my son took out about four of his teeth there.
Tshiamo MokoenaTshiamo Mokoena
13:35 05 Jun 23
Experience and treatment was great , Friendly staff, Excellent service.
hildah nhlekohildah nhleko
09:31 01 Jun 23
Did slimming wires and I lost 5kg in 6days...the service was exceptional..the Dr and her assistant were very friendly and explained the process...m very happy with their service...THANX EVERY SMILE DENTISTRY
Mamolefe Bavley MoagiMamolefe Bavley Moagi
08:45 22 May 23
Brought my boy who had a tooth ache got to say they have excellent service and they are very good with kids. Great work
Overall, they offer great service and they take care of their clients. They are all so nice and really kind, they made me feel less anxious and comfortable and would constantly ask whether or not I was ohk and comfortable during the procedure. I 1000% recommend this place!!
Perseverance ChaukePerseverance Chauke
15:25 30 Apr 23
The place is overall beautiful and the reception guys are too friendly. My only issue was the doctor. 1st she didn’t greet or introduce herself I had to ask the assistant what the Doctors name was. Also she was not patient with my son and seemed irritated most of the time. I however have to give thanks to Musa who was the assistant that guy is amazing and super patient he made my son super comfortable and explained every process to me and my son.
Nontsikelelo MpanzaNontsikelelo Mpanza
10:02 27 Mar 23
5 stars is not enough for the service in this place! Truly amazed, my daughter is the happiest girl and would definitely recommend these guys. Warmth welcome from entering till exist.
Tshego MnisiTshego Mnisi
07:43 25 Aug 22
I started my braces journey April 2021 and I must say an exceptional experience it was👌🏾. First and foremost my Orthodontist you really out did yourself Sir thank you. Assistant Doctor and the Receptionist thank you for the kind and warm atmosphere you brought.If you want 100% oral hygiene Every Smile is the place to go🙂
Kagiso NtsokoKagiso Ntsoko
04:23 24 Jun 21
My son and I received an exceptional service, from the lady at the reception, dentist and the assistant. Thank you for your manner of serving and please continue with the excellent service.
Takura MalabaTakura Malaba
01:27 09 Jun 21
Very affordable and professional service. Would definitely recommend.
sbusiso Cindisbusiso Cindi
05:08 15 May 21
The lady at reception is very friendly.. Her and Doctor Mphiwe are stars.. For all your dental needs these guys will sort you out 😊😊

Frequently Asked Questions

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canal therapy is typically no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. Our team will ensure you are adequately numbed and comfortable throughout the procedure.

The duration of root canal therapy can vary depending on the complexity of the case. In general, the procedure can be completed in one or two appointments.

In many cases, a dental crown is recommended to restore the strength and appearance of the tooth following root canal therapy. Our dentist will discuss your options and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for your needs.

Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for root canal therapy. Our team will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits and minimize out-of-pocket expenses.

Without treatment, the infection within the tooth can spread to surrounding tissues and potentially lead to more serious oral health issues. In severe cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to prevent further complications.

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