Root Canals in Los Angeles
Do you have a toothache that won’t quit? Do you feel pain in your gums or are your gums swollen around a certain tooth? Does it hurt when you eat or drink something hot or cold? If so, we may be able to help you.
Pain, swelling, sensitivity, pressure, these are all signs that may tell you that a root canal is in order. More directly, they are symptoms of a problem located in the inner chamber of a tooth. Often, infection in pulp tissue results from a cavity that has been left untreated. As bacteria move inward, these microorganisms destroy healthy tissue. The good news is that pulp is not a necessity for fully developed teeth. Removing pulp in the root canal procedure eliminates infection and pain and allows us to preserve the natural tooth structure.
The Root Canal Procedure
- Dr. Mungcal prepares the tooth just as he would to treat a cavity.
- An opening is made to the root area and pulp tissue, along with nerves and vessels, is removed.
- Root canals are sterilized with a dental solution
- Filling material is placed into canals to prevent entry to bacteria
- The tooth is rebuilt with a beautiful, durable dental crown.
By completing a root canal, Dr. Mungcal can help you save your natural tooth and avoid having an extraction altogether. In addition, the tooth is far less likely to ever have any infection again as dental crowns are sturdy and durable.
Dr. Mungcal uses a number of technological tools in our office to care for our patients effectively and accurately. CAT scan technology may be incorporated into the root canal procedure, allowing Dr. Mungcal the best view of canals. CT imaging can also identify infection that may not be seen otherwise, such as abscess beneath the gums. The 3-dimensional view obtained with advanced CT imaging also facilitates an accurate diagnosis of pulp anatomy, therefore leading to the best possible result from precision dental care.
We also offer dental sedation for any procedure and are happy to discuss this option with you. We want you to relax and be comfortable during your treatment. We offer oral conscious sedation
, a pill we administer to help you feel relaxed. You will be awake and aware, just not affected by the stimuli in the dental office. We also offer IV sedation, which will enhance your relaxation and you can sleep through your treatment.
Root canal therapy is covered by most insurance policies, as it is a necessary restorative procedure. We are pleased that we can perform this treatment right here in our office, saving our patients from having to visit another practice and another dental team. With two decades of practical experience and advanced training, Dr. Mungcal has treated thousands of patients with great success. We hope that you will find Downtown Dental
a comfortable, welcoming practice for you and your family's dental needs.
If you are suffering from a toothache, call
today! We are here to help you.