Our Comprehensive Dental Root Canal Services

Root Canal Treatment and Tooth Extraction

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that helps to alleviate your pain, save the tooth, avoid tooth extraction, and preserve the normal function of the tooth. Root canal treatment in LA becomes necessary when tooth decay is not treated early enough and it reaches the nerve, or when you break a tooth exposing the nerve. Sometimes, a tooth cannot be saved and tooth extraction in Los Angeles is recommended to prevent further spread of infection and pain.

Many people believe that a root canal treatment in LA is an extremely painful procedure. However, in reality, it should not be any more painful than having a filling. At River Dentistry – the leading experts in endodontcs in Downtown Los Angeles – we always strive to make any treatment as comfortable and painless as possible, including root canal endonontics.

LA Painless Root Canal Treatment

We will first treat the affected root canal treatment candidate tooth with antibiotics and pain medications. Once it is soothed, we will numb the area and Dr. Charles Huang will open the tooth. We will clean out the infected root canal pulp chambers and place sterile material inside to prevent further infection and to fill the hollow. You will feel more comfortable right away and we will also recommend additional tooth pain medication, over-the-counter or prescription, if needed for you to get back to normal over the next few days.

Following a root canal treatment in LA the posterior (back) molars which endure a lot of bite pressure are usually crowned for additional strength. Anterior (front) teeth that endure less pressure when chewing may be filled with composite resin or bonding material.

Painless Tooth Extraction in Los Angeles

No one enjoys the idea of having to go to a dentist or dental surgeon to get a tooth or wisdom teeth pulled – and we understand that. There are many of reasons why Dr. Charles Huang may recommend a tooth extraction: tooth decay, gum disease, preparation for braces, or impacted wisdom teeth extraction.

We will begin the tooth extraction procedure by applying either a local or general anesthetic, which will numb the area around the tooth to be removed. Once the area is fully numbed, the tooth or teeth can be extracted. Once the operation is complete, you may or may not need some stitches.

The great thing is that recovery time from tooth extraction or wisdom teeth extraction is typically only a few days. There are also many things that you can do to speed up the tooth extraction recovery, such as rinsing your mouth with salt water and regularly replacing gauze.

You don’t have to endure the pain and misery of decayed, impacted teeth when relief is as close as River Dentistry in Downtown Los Angeles. Call us today and let us help you smile again!

Meet our Dedicated Team of Dental Professionals

Our experienced dentists, hygenists, dental assistants, and office staff are always there for you

Charles Huang, DDS

Dentist, Owner

A Los Angeles native, Dr. Charles Huang, DDS attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Pharmacology. He went on to receiving a DDS degree from NYU.


Nicholas Gih, DDS


Nicholas Gih, D.D.S was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. After graduating from Granada Hills High School, Dr. Gih completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences at the UC Irvine.


Anna Raith

Dental Hygienist

Anna Raith, Registered Dental Hygienist, has been working in dental field for over 7 years and joined River Dentistry office in 2016. She gratuated with honors and received a Western Periodontology Award.


Vanessa Esqueda

Office Manager

Vanessa Esqueda is River Dentistry’s Office Manager and dental insurance expert. Vanessa is bilingual in English and Spanish and cheerfully communicates with the most demanding patients.

What Our Patients Say About Us

I highly recommend Dr. Charles Huang! He and his team are extremely friendly, honest with you about everything, and provide phenomenal services. They will always let you know any charges ahead of time and will never bill you for hidden fees. Hands down, best dentist I've ever had! (Yelp Review)

Wesley C. Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Charlie and his staff were friendly and took good care of me during my visit. I recommend if you are looking for a dentist to give River Dentistry a try. I HATE going to the dentist, but all my fears aside, they took great care to make sure I was comfortable through the procedures. Definitely recommended! (Yelp Review)

Michael O. Beverly Hills, CA

I recently moved to LA and was looking for a dentist. The Yelp reviews were 100% positive, so I had to check it out. From the very beginning each staff member was warm and friendly... and proceeded to do a great job. These guys are really great. Amazing customer service and genuine concern. A very satisfied customer 🙂 (Yelp Review)

Mala L. Los Angeles, CA

What a find! Needed a dentist in my area that was open on Saturday and, to my great pleasure, I found River Dentistry. I went in because of a chipped front tooth and came out with a fresh clean smile. Dr. Huang is amazing with his work and also with the care and attention he provides [to] his patients. (Yelp Review)

Mario D. Los Angeles, CA