When we think of root canals, we often associate them with extreme pain. In many circumstances, the pain that brings a patient to the dentist is sometimes one that needs a root canal addressed. However, the procedure itself is not as painful as one would imagine. Thanks to anesthetics and sedation, Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles can address the problem quickly and painlessly.
Root canals are often needed in order to treat a problem within the tooth. The dental pulp resides in the middle of a tooth and houses tissues, nerves, and the blood supply. If an abscess, infection, or decay affects the dental pulp, many times the only solution is a root canal. The root canal requires the dentist to remove the dental pulp, disinfect the inside of the tooth, and seal it with dental bonding and filling. This will relieve the pain, as well as keep the natural tooth intact. The alternative to a root canal is an extraction, which will require a dental implant to replace.
Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental offers emergency root canal appointments for those who need them. When patients call between 7am and 4pm, they can be scheduled for a same-day root canal in order to get them out of the pain and discomfort that they are experiencing. Unlike other dental offices in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Mungcal does not have to send patients out to a specialist for a root canal. He has the training, expertise, and equipment to complete them in-house. Additionally, he can also perform emergency extractions when necessary in his office.
Dr. Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental are here for you, no matter where you are in your dental journey. From simple recall appointments and cleanings to extractions and periodontal surgeries, Dr. Mungcal has the state-of-the-art facility and technology to assist you in maintaining a beautiful smile that you can be proud of.
Together with Downtown Dental, you can achieve an amazing, healthy smile. Call today to schedule an appointment, and do not hesitate to contact our offices in the event of a dental emergency. We can help, and are more than happy to get you on your way!