Advanced dental root canal therapy in Los Angeles

Dental Root Canal in Los Angeles - A Girl Covering her Face Two small words – root canal – have the power to make most people wince. However, the dental procedure commonly referred to as "a root canal" is no more traumatic than getting a filling. It actually relieves the pain caused by a damaged or abscessed tooth. Endodontic therapy is often the only way to save the tooth, when the alternative treatment would be extraction. Dr. Don Mungcal brings advanced technology and techniques to dental root canal therapy at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles.

Understanding root canal basics

Each one of your teeth is covered by a durable enamel shell; the visible portion you see when you smile. Underneath the enamel, a hard structure called dentin gives the tooth shape and strength. A chamber at the center holds vital pulp – blood vessels that keep the tooth nourished, and nerves that allow you to sense bite pressure and temperature. Nerves extend through canals, into the root of the tooth in the jawbone.
Your mouth naturally harbors hundreds of strains of bacteria. Deep decay, breakage, or even a fine crack can allow harmful bacteria to invade the pulp chamber, resulting in infection, inflammation, pressure, and acute or recurring pain.
For many years, conventional endodontic therapy has followed these steps:
  • The patient may be prescribed medication for pain, or antibiotics
  • The tooth is opened. Damaged or decayed structure is removed
  • Nerves and infected pulp are extracted
  • The pulp chamber is sterilized and sealed
  • A temporary restoration is applied
  • When the dentist is confident that no infection remains (usually about 30 days), the temporary restoration is removed and a crown is placed to protect the tooth from further damage

An advanced approach to root canal therapy

Dr. Mungcal builds upon that foundation of sound, conventional dentistry with modern equipment and methods.
Because patient comfort is Downtown Dental's top priority, the doctor offers the option of gentle sedation. If an abscessed tooth is causing extreme pain, or if you have anxiety about the procedure, you may choose oral conscious sedation or intravenous sedation.
Every tooth has a unique shape, and may have one, two, or three roots, each with a nerve. The success of root canal therapy depends on the dentist fully removing tooth roots, and every trace of infected pulp. In the past, this required a bit of experienced guesswork. Downtown Dental has in-house CAT scan equipment. Three dimensional CT imaging gives Dr. Mungcal an excellent view of the pulp chamber, root canals, and hidden areas of infection. The result is more precise treatment and less time in the chair.
If you've had a nagging toothache, unusual temperature sensitivity, or wake with painful swelling, you may need dental root canal therapy. You'll find gentle care and contemporary techniques at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. The phone number is (213) 863-9464.

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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.

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