Traumatic Injuries

Experiencing an Emergency?

Have you experienced significant trauma to your teeth? Are you in considerable pain?

Call us immediately!

Our office takes calls outside of regular business hours for emergencies.

Even if an injury seems mild, it is important to immediately schedule an emergency examination and treatment. We will help treat the wounded area, prevent damage from worsening, and prevent further complications.

What is a traumatic injury?​

Traumatic injuries that happen to the mouth involve chipped, broken, dislodged or knocked-out teeth. Usually, these dental injuries are usually a result of an accident or sports injury. Even if a traumatic injury seems mild, it is still important to schedule an exam immediately. We can screen for if the traumatic injury damaged the surrounding teeth, nerves or other parts of the mouth. We consider it a traumatic injury if you have damaged your tooth in any way.

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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 traumatic dental injuries, we can provide you expert diagnoses and treatments.

It’s also possible that we can help you save your teeth with non-invasive treatments.

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 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.

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 Traumatic Injuries​

Dislodged Tooth (Luxation)

A dislodged tooth (also known as a luxated tooth), occurs when the tooth has been pushed back into its socket, out of its socket, or sideways. When you first go to your dentist, he or she will first reposition the tooth and may try to stabilize it with a splint for several weeks. If the affected tooth is permanent, root canal treatment will likely be necessary. Your dentist may also place medication inside the tooth and will monitor the healing closely in case an issue appears. This means you will have to go in for multiple follow-up appointments.

Knocked-Out Tooth (Avulsion)

An avulsion is when you have completely knocked a tooth out of the mouth. When this occurs, you should take action immediately. Handle the tooth gently without touching the root surface. Rinse the tooth in cold water, and place it back into the socket as quickly as possible. If you are unable to do so, store the tooth in milk. Then get to your dentist immediately! He or she may be able to save the tooth with a stabilizing splint. Again, root canal treatment may be necessary.

Endodontic Treatments

Endodontic treatment is the more formal name for root canal treatment. While this treatment generally has a negative stigma attached to it, a routine filling is somewhat similar to this procedure. We typically perform the treatment in one or two appointments. Here’s how the process works:

  1. Preparation – The endodontist examines the tooth, administers a local anesthetic, and places a rubber dam over the area to keep the tooth clean.
  2. Remove Pulp – The endodontist makes an opening in the crown, and using small instruments, cleans the pulp of the tooth from its chamber to create space for the filling.
  3. Tooth Sealed – The endodontist uses a biocompatible material and adhesive to seal the root canal. Next, they place a temporary filling to close the opening.
  4. Crown Placed – At your final appointment, the filling will be removed and the tooth will be capped with a crown or other restoration.

With this treatment, you will regain full function of the tooth.

Schedule an Emergency Exam​

Traumatic injuries 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.