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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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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