Emergency Root Canal Therapy

Experiencing an Emergency?

Have you experienced significant pain in your teeth?

Call us immediately!

Even if no injury is visible or pain is bearable, it is important to immediately schedule an emergency examination and treatment. We will help treat the infected root, immediately relieving you of pain, and prevent further complications.

Do you qualify as an emergency?

We consider patients to be in an emergency whenever there is a significant amount of pain. It’s common to wake up one morning and find shooting pain in your jaw. Or it’s possible that mild pain grows to become unbearable.

In either case, or even if your pain is still mild, call us immediately to schedule an emergency endodontic consultation. You do not have to remain in pain. Our phones operate outside of business hours and we do our best to schedule emergency patients on the same day.

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Leading Experts of Endodontics

Our doctors, Dr. Mindo Lee, Dr. Stephen Park, and Dr. Doo Yong Lim, are renown experts of endodontics in Los Angeles. With over 45 years of combined experience with root canals, we can provide you expert diagnoses and treatments.

Get immediate pain relief from doctors who are experts at providing root canals.

Sophisticated Dental Technology
Meets Excellence in Patient Care

Sophisticated Dental Technology

Meets Excellence in Patient Care

As specialists of endodontics, we have invested heavily into state-of-the-art robotics, technology, and the latest surgical trainings specific to endodontic procedures. Therefore, we are able to provide a level of treatment that general dentists simply cannot provide.

At Los Angeles Center for Endodontics, we have an amazing team of highly trained dental professionals who have your health and well-being at heart. Our doctors and staff are here to provide you excellence care with the utmost comfort in our practice.

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Friendly Staff

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Advanced Technology

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Relaxing Atmosphere

Schedule an emergency exam with us​

– Get an expert diagnosis and fully understand what your options are.
– Get an expert recommendation for what to do next.

Emergency Patient Testimonials​

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Hajin Yoon
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I was referred to Los Angeles Center for Endodontics for an emergency root canal during the quarantine. They were quick to set up an appointment with me and were very clear about my insurance coverage and copay. Dr. Stephen Park was kind and quick with the procedure. The root canal was painless and the atmosphere of the office and staff definitely made the experience more manageable! It’s been two days since the root canal and I am pain-free. Thank you LA Center for Endodontics! I highly recommend this office if you are in need of a root canal.
Charlotte Brewster
Charlotte Brewster
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Entire staff is extremely competent and compassionate! Dr. Lee performed an emergency root canal for me during the lockdown. His calm confidence put me at ease, and he explained each step. And he did excellent work in an efficient timeframe! Thank you for working and being of service to others during these uncertain times. Special thanks to Melissa who was very patient and helped me wrangle my insurance. Five stars!
Jenn G.
Jenn G.
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I was so pleased with the Doctor and staff they took me in as emergency patient. He did a retreat root canal, was gentle and quick very satisfied!
Sandra Martinez
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Dr. Mindo Lee he is a angel come from the heaven. I am very thankful with him because he open my eyes today and took away all the fear and panic I have on me since I was a child. I wasn't even a regular patient of him and he went out of her way to help me in my panic mode. You can bet I am now her regular patient. Thanks Dr. Mindo Lee

I've never written a google review in my life, but this place clearly deserves 5 stars, so I had to! Absolutely wonderful staff in the front office and the back staff too especially Dr. Lee and Alex . I had to have an emergency root canal, today and Dr. Lee was so patient and helpful he explain everything before doing it. DR. LEE IS THE BEST ENDODONTICS IN LA. Everyone in the office really helped me stay calm and went above and beyond in making sure I felt better. I can't say enough good things about this place. If you're looking for a new dentist- go here! I highly recommend them to anyone.
Sheridan H.
Sheridan H.
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Just had my root canal therapy today and I was so happy with the service they gave me! From the time I called for my appointment, I got scheduled right away and was really taken care of by the team. Connie the front desk was so accommodating and helpful with all my questions and concerns since I don't have dental insurance and my first time having an emergency treatment here in the US! Also Richard kept me calm and comfortable before the procedure and Dr. Stephen Park is so amazing! Very professional and knowledgeable in what he is doing. My treatment didn't have any pain at all with the expertise and skill he does! No wonder they are highly rated here on yelp!

I would definitely recommend Los Angeles center for Endodontics to my friends and family. I would surely be back for other treatments.

Highly recommended overall. If I can give 10 stars here on Yelp, I would do it! Perfect 10!

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Root Canal Therapy

The root canal is a pulp-filled cavity in the root of your tooth. Endodontics is the area of dentistry specifically studying and treating this pulp of the tooth. Our team at Los Angeles Center for Endodontics is highly-trained in root canal therapy. In fact, in addition to dental school, Dr. Lee, Dr. Park, and Dr. Lim have years of experience in this field in particular. pride ourselves in treating root canals and traumatic injuries to the teeth with the highest quality materials.

Root canal infections will occur for a number of reasons including when:

  • Pulp has deep decay
  • The tooth has undergone multiple treatments
  • The tooth has gone through physical trauma.

Patients that experience any of the following symptoms should contact us immediately for a consultation. You may have developed a root canal infection if you experience:

  • Tooth pain when chewing
  • Prolonged sensitivity in the tooth
  • Discoloration on the tooth
  • Swelling or sensitive gums

Patients experiencing very severe pain from a root canal infection, or patients who have had part of their tooth break into the pulp, may need emergency root canal treatment. At Los Angeles Center for Endodontics, we will be happy to accommodate patients in need of urgent care in these situations. If you’re experiencing severe pain or trauma to the teeth, contact our office. We’ll listen to your case and walk you through the best course of treatment to get you out of pain as soon as possible.

Root Canal Therapy:

For root canal therapy treatment, our endodontist enters the root canal through the crown of the tooth to remove the infected pulp and clean the inside.

Root Canal Surgery:

If the non-surgical root canal treatment isn’t sufficient, it may mean that the infection is located further down at the tip of the root. If this is the case, root canal surgery—a very minor procedure—treats the infection by entering directly at the root tip through a small incision.

Typically, patients at Los Angeles Center for Endodontics report little to no pain associated with root canal treatments. Emergency root canal treatments are often a result of severe pain. Because of this, our specialists often prescribe an appropriate amount of sedation, anesthesia, and medication to make you comfortable. Through root canal therapy our goal is to restore your oral health as quickly as possible when you visit our office.

Most patients are able to return to their everyday activities the next day after root canal treatment. You should expect the tissue around the treated area will feel sensitive. Depending on the severity of your infection, there may be mild pain during recovery. When you come to Los Angeles Center for Endodontics for root canal treatment we walk you through every step. It is our goal to ensure we address all of your questions and concerns before, during, and after treatment.

Schedule an Emergency Exam​

Infected root canals or trauma can cause considerable pain and possibly further complications in the future. Call our office immediately so that we can diagnose the situation and give you the proper treatment to get you back towards full recovery.