Preparing for sedation with an experienced dentist in Los Angeles, CA

Sedation Dentist Los Angeles CA - Girl with Hat If you fear dental treatment, you are not alone. Across the United States, men and women from all walks of life and of all ages put their appearance, oral health, and physical wellness at risk by avoiding dental care. Dr. Don Mungcal provides sedation for those who resist seeing a dentist in Los Angeles, CA because of anxiety. He offers these suggestions to get you in the chair and on the path to improved oral health.

Make the call

The first step can be the most difficult, but be assured that Dr. Mungcal and his team are here to help. When you dial 213-863-9464 you'll be greeted by a friendly voice – a real person who understands your concerns and treats you with respect and compassion. We schedule an initial consultation so that you may speak privately with Dr. Mungcal. This relaxed appointment allows you to feel comfortable and familiar with the atmosphere in our office. It also helps the doctor determine which type of sedation is right for your level of anxiety and the work that needs done to get your mouth into good shape. Then a treatment visit is scheduled.

Before and during your visit

Usually, oral sedation is all that's needed to take the edge off, allowing you to relax for treatment. If Dr. Mungcal determines this is appropriate in your case, you receive a prescription for a valium-type medication. You simply take one tablet to help you sleep the night before your appointment, and another an hour or so before you arrive. You will be awake during treatment; just very relaxed. You can respond to conversation or use the restroom if you need to.
If your anxiety is extreme, or if you need extensive or multiple dental procedures, Dr. Mungcal may recommend intravenous sedation, to be administered when you arrive for care. Oral sedation first, ensures that you are calm and ready for treatment. Then a very fine needle is inserted into a vein to bring you to a deeper level of relaxation. Most patients sleep right through the appointment.
Regardless of which method is used, your wellbeing is monitored throughout the visit. Please arrange for a ride to and from our office, because sedation causes a little grogginess.


The wonderful thing about sedation dentistry is that it promotes fast recovery. Dr. Mungcal is able to perform treatment more quickly, so you have less time in the chair. Because your body and face are relaxed, there's little risk of strain to your jaw or neck, and reduced trauma to oral tissues. You sleep well following your appointment, and awake refreshed, without emotional trauma. Any healing typically occurs quickly.
There is no need to let your smile suffer from dental anxiety. Call Downtown Dental today at (213) 863-9464 to schedule a consultation.

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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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