Need Help Now? Call Your Los Angeles Emergency Dentist at Downtown Dental

If you are having a dental emergency, contact us at 213-863-9464.

Emergency Dentist at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles Dental emergencies don’t always happen at convenient times. You need a dental office you can rely on, whether your problem occurs during business hours, at night, or on the weekend. Downtown Dental makes finding an emergency dentist in Los Angeles easy. We are here to help you with whatever oral health problem you’re experiencing, no matter when it’s happening.

Types of Dental Emergencies

If you have any of the following oral health concerns, contact your Los Angeles emergency dentist to find out if you need to be seen immediately:
  • Dislodged tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Trauma to the mouth or jaw
  • Broken tooth
  • Sudden tooth or mouth discomfort
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Severely cut gums, lip, or tongue
  • Damaged veneer

Do You Really Have a Dental Emergency?

You don’t have to have a problem that neatly fits in the categories above to qualify for an emergency dental visit. Though the definition of a true dental emergency is a condition that threatens the living tissues in your mouth, your Los Angeles emergency dentist takes every concern seriously. Every situation is different. Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • Blood does not always mean disaster. The mouth is home to hundreds of blood vessels in your lips, gums, cheek, and tongue. Even a small injury to the mouth can produce an alarming amount of blood, but that does not always spell worst-case scenario.
  • Don’t suffer through the pain. If tooth pain is serious, it won’t go away. The pain will continue to get worse and the problem will not resolve itself. Don’t try to muscle through the discomfort or wait for your next dental appointment to be checked. The longer you wait to have your oral health problem addressed, the more likely you are to need lengthier, more costly, more invasive repairs.
  • Cosmetic problems can often wait. A problem with your cosmetic dentistry, like a broken veneer, is distressing but it’s not always an issue that requires a same-day dental appointment. You might be a little self-conscious until you get in to see the dentist, but knowing your problem can wait will help ease your concern.
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out. If you have a concern about your oral health, always reach out to your dentist. You will get peace of mind about your situation and lower your anxiety. The level of urgency may not be as bad as you think and, if it is, you will make an appointment to be seen immediately.

Contact Downtown Dental for Emergency Dental Repairs

Some of the most common emergency dental repairs include wisdom tooth removal, tooth extraction, root canal therapy, and tooth-colored fillings. The solution of course depends on the diagnosis, and even though you’re experiencing pain, in some situations there is no way to tell what the cause of the pain is until you’re in the dentist’s chair. A throbbing tooth could be caused by decay, abscess, infection, a tooth root infection, or even gum disease.

If you have an oral health concern, don’t hesitate to reach out to the emergency dentists at Downtown Dental. Even dental problem has a solution. It may not be the kind of fix you want, but if you want to save your tooth and preserve your oral health, it’s important to have every oral health problem addressed as soon as possible.

Contact Downtown Dental in Los Angeles immediately to discuss your oral health emergency and schedule an appointment. We are always here to help you.
  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Mary Senstad
  • Dr. Tara Mavadat
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

Dr. Mary Senstad had always wanted to be a dentist and achieved her dream with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, AZ. Preventive and comprehensive general dentistry is her focus and she performs all dental procedures in a gentle manner to help patients feel comfortable while achieving their healthy smiles. She is committed to building strong relationships with patients and promoting trust and communication as the foundation for excellent dental care.

Dr. Tara Mavadat was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.

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Success Stories

I actually owe a debt to Downtown Dental because they caught my oral cancer. I went to them because I had a bump on my tongue and thankfully they ordered a biopsy immediately (same day). The staff has been wonderful to me (even sending me a get well card during my cancer treatment). They do great work - the crowns are made in the office to save you time - and they are very upfront on pricing. You know exactly what you will pay. They are also very flexible on appointments. And they validate parking! They also have taken COVID precautions very seriously. Very professional and well-organized. Highly recommend them.
The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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