Overcoming fear of root canal treatment in Los Angeles


Root Canal Treatment in Los Angeles
Few procedures are more certain to elicit a groan or flinch in conversation than root canal treatment. Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Don Mungcal, is changing that misperception with gentle care that resolves the source of discomfort and saves the natural tooth.

The truth about root canal pain

Most people think that a root canal procedure is painful. That is largely incorrect. The patient usually seeks treatment because he or she is already in pain. When a tooth is compromised by deep decay or trauma, oral bacteria invade the inner pulp chamber. Infection and pressure build, inflaming nerves. A dull, recurring ache may develop, or an acute situation with pain and facial swelling may happen quickly.

Dr. Mungcal’s priority is to get the patient out of discomfort quickly, with steps such as:
  • A prescription for antibiotics to reduce the infection
  • Pre-procedure medications to relieve pain
  • Local numbing injections
  • Genuine compassion and gentle handling

Snooze through treatment

Root canal therapy involves removal of the pulp and nerve. The opening is sealed, and the tooth is protected with a crown. From the patient’s perspective, it is like getting a filling – it just takes a little longer.

Some patients are apprehensive about the procedure, nonetheless. In these instances, Dr. Mungcal can provide oral conscious or intravenous sedation. The patient remains awake, and able to breathe naturally and respond to verbal cues – but is deeply relaxed and unconcerned about treatment. Many will doze off, and have little recollection of the appointment afterward.

Dr. Mungcal and his team at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles want to help you avoid the need for root canal treatment, with advice on home care, regular checkups, and professional cleanings. But if an emergency occurs, you can count on fast, soothing relief. Become a patient today by calling (213) 863-9464.

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Success Stories

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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