Finding urgent dental care in Los Angeles

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Urgent Dental Care in Los Angeles Area
Most dental patients only think about their dentist on the day of a scheduled appointment. However, if you wake up with tooth pain or break a tooth, you may wish you had thought to put your dentist on speed dial. Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles knows that when you have an urgent need for a dentist, you still want one you know and trust.

Common causes for urgent dental care
  • Throbbing pain – If you’ve ever had an intense toothache, you know that you want a solution to fix it quickly. In some cases, over-the-counter pain medication can take the edge off, but it’s important to remember that there’s an underlying problem that caused that pain. Even if the discomfort subsides, it’s important to schedule an appointment to have the tooth evaluated. Then the dentist can determine what caused the pain and how it should be treated.
  • Cracked or damaged tooth – This is common when someone bites into something hard, like ice or a sourdough pretzel. It can also be caused by a fall or being hit in the face. In some cases, patients will experience immediate pain, in other cases, the patient will notice extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. If the tooth has a sharp or jagged edge, keep it covered with wax or gum to prevent cutting the inside of your mouth.
  • Lost tooth – A tooth that’s been completely knocked out needs immediate treatment for the best results. If you can locate the tooth, you can rinse it and place it back in the tooth’s pocket or keep it in a little bit of milk or water. Your dentist will first attempt to save the tooth. However, if you can’t save the tooth, there are restoration options.

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Don’t put it off, get help fast

When it comes to dental emergencies time is of the essence. Not only to reduce your pain but also to provide you with the best possible outcome. A toothache could be the indication of a cavity that’s getting close to the nerve. Putting off treatment might lead to more intensive treatment down the road. Similarly, a cracked tooth that doesn’t hurt might seem like it’s no cause for alarm. But the tooth may continue to weaken over time leading to further damage.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or an oral health problem, call the office and let us know what’s going on. We’ll schedule an appointment and provide you with guidance on how to care for the tooth until we can evaluate it and provide a plan for treatment.

Dr. Mungcal and his team have been providing expert preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care to his Los Angeles patient for many years. If you’re a current patient or a future patient, know that the team will treat your immediate issue in a way that protects and preserves the health of your mouth. For more information, call the Downton Dental office today at 213-863-9464.


  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Ghalambor
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

One of the three pillars of Downtown Dental, Dr. Ghalambor is recognized for his commitment to preventive dentistry and ensuring that his patients have a positive attitude towards oral health and dental care.

Upon graduating from Hope International University and USC, he continues to provide his patients with genuine and quality treatment. His passion for dentistry goes beyond the title of a dentist and is more than just a job to him. Dr. Ghalambor has spent his time on international humanitarian visits to rural areas in countries where he assisted in providing complimentary dental services for poverty-stricken communities.

His commitment and passion are what makes him stand out amongst his colleagues as a dental professional.

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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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