Root Canal Therapy

Experiencing severe pain? Told that you need a root canal?

Root canal treatments, or root canal therapy, can quickly relieve you of your pain without having to resort to surgery. While it can sound intimidating, our doctors are known for providing excellent root canals without pain!

Get a expert consultation from our specialized doctors. We’ll be able to take a thorough look at your situation and help you understand what options you have for immediate pain relief and for saving your tooth from needing to be extracted.

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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.

We can guarantee that you will have a pleasant and comfortable experience at our office!

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

Get a root canal consultation with us

– Get a holistic examination of your teeth and health with our specialized equipment.
– Get an expert diagnosis and fully understand what your options are.
– Get an expert recommendation for what to do next.

Root Canal Patient Testimonials

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Kyle H.
Kyle H.
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I had to have an unexpected root canal for which my regular dentist was unable to fully numb me. As a last resort, they provided me a quick referral to Dr. Lee at LA Center for Endodontics. I drove over, and Dr. Lee was able to take me within just a few hours, with no appointment.

The procedure was painless and Dr. Lee and his staff was incredibly friendly and professional.

I was so happy as a result of being referred here, and though I wouldn't wish a root canal on anyone, should you ever need one, this would be the place to go.
Eliza W.
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I got referred to Dr. Lee by my general dentist for a root canal. As someone who has EXTREME anxiety as the result of an awful root canal that I had done about 4 years ago, I was terrified. But I could not have had a better experience. Dr. Lee is fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone, especially anyone who needs a little extra sensitivity because of anxiety or nervousness. I didn't feel a single thing throughout the entire procedure and I was done in under an hour. I will be returning to Dr. Lee if I ever need another root canal, 10/10 would recommend anyone to do the same!!
Jenz G.
Jenz G.
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Dr. Park is AMAZING! He made my root canal totally painless and so convenient. He's so nice and will make you feel at ease. His staff were also all so nice and friendly. I was so nervous before coming because I thought that root canal can be painful but here I am a day after the procedure and still no pain at all! Thank you Dr Park! You're the best.
Thomas Song
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Dr. Mindo Lee was the best. I thought that I had to take the tooth out because it was hurting so much and that was the advice I got from other dentistry, but Dr. Lee was able to save it. The entire process was painless. I regret not coming to him the first place.

Highly recommended.
Javier M.
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Extremely professional and friendly atmosphere.

The staff were efficient and knew every detail of my case and needed services. The Doctor, Dr. Park, was expert in his knowledge and skill. This Dr. was a pro among pros and they used state of the art equipment in providing what was needed for me.

Set my mind at ease and explained in detail every procedure that was being performed on me (Root Canals). The mystery was clarified and pain was virtually, minimal. Also quick and efficient in delivery of the procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Park and the staff at LA Center For Endodontic Services should you ever need Root Canal procedures performed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Therapy

  • Root Canal Therapy – With this treatment, our endodontist at Los Angeles Center for Endodontics will enter the root canal through the crown of the tooth to remove the infected pulp. Sometimes, this non-surgical option is not effective because the infection is located further down in the root of the tooth. If this is the case, the tooth requires root canal surgery.
  • Root Canal Surgery – Surgery allows an endodontic specialist to treat an infection that is further down in the root of the tooth. This is possible because in root canal surgery the specialists enter the root canal through the gum tissue. Both are important and effective endodontic treatments to help save patients’ natural teeth.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain when chewing, prolonged sensitivity in the tooth (especially to hot or cold temperatures), discoloration on the tooth, or swelling or sensitive gums, you may have a root canal infection. Root canal infections most often occur when a tooth’s pulp has deep decay, a tooth undergoes multiple dental procedures or large fillings, or if a tooth has a crack, chip, or other trauma. If you have a tooth infection, our specialist at Los Angeles Center for Endodontics will talk you through the options and course of treatment to get you back to full health and comfort.

A root canal is a complex process that involves a number of steps. This is why endodontist chooses to become experts in this highly-skilled procedure. Prior to beginning the actual root canal procedure, the endodontist will administer the appropriate anesthesia to ensure that you feel entirely comfortable throughout the procedure. Then the specialist goes through the following steps:

  • Opening Is Created. The endodontist places a rubber dam on the tooth to keep it clean and dry. Then they create an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp.
  • Tooth Is Disinfected. With the assistance of high magnification, the specialist uses a combination of solutions and small instruments to remove the bacteria and debris.
  • Pulp Is Removed. The pulp is removed using specially designed instruments
  • Canals are Shaped and Cleaned. The Endodontist begins shaping and cleaning the canals.
  • Roots Are Filled. Next, the specialist then fills the canals with permanent root canal filling material.
  • Temporary Filling. Lastly, the crown of the tooth is filled with a temporary filling.

First, the tooth is opened. Canals are disinfected. Pulp is removed. Canals are shaped and cleansed. Then, roots are filled. Then a temporary filling is set.

Steps Involved In Root Canal Therapy

Depending on the severity of your case, a root canal treatment will take one to two appointments, lasting about 60 minutes each.

Root canal treatment has a reputation of being painful. However, patients at Los Angeles Center for Endodontics often report little to no pain. The procedure may feel similar to a filling or crown placement. If you’re concerned about your root canal treatment, talk with your specialist. We have medication and sedation options to put your mind at ease, and we will work to answer all your questions, ensuring you know exactly what to expect going into your root canal treatment.

After root canal treatment you can expect to return to your everyday activities the very next day. The tissue around the treated area will feel sensitive for up to a few days, depending on the severity of the infection. Patients generally only experience mild pain during the days following a root canal.

Yes and no.

Once you have a root canal infection, it will not go away on its own. It is important to see a specialist as soon as possible if symptoms occur. Early intervention will help prevent the infection from becoming worse. If left untreated, the infection can reach the tooth’s roots or the jaw bone and further complications can occur.

However, the only way to avoid root canal treatment altogether is by not getting an infection in the first place. The best way to prevent infection is to maintain regular dental hygiene. We recommend doing the following daily:

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Using Mouthwash
  • In addition, be sure to visit your dentist for regular cleanings.

While every patient’s oral health is different, root canal therapy is a highly effective and routine treatment for root canal infections. Sometimes, a non-surgical root canal treatment might not get to the site of infection because it is located further down towards the root of the tooth. In these cases, root canal surgery may be a better treatment option to treat the infection directly through the root.

Schedule a Consultation

We make root canals painless and as pleasant as possible. Our dentists are experts at providing healthy teeth without pain! Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards perfect health.