Dr. Mo Kwan Kang, Endodontist
THE HIGHEST RATED
Root Canal Specialist
in orange county
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WHY A MICROSCOPE?
Microscopic root canal treatment is performed by our specialists and uses a magnification of 25x to see details that are impossible to see with the naked eye.
The use of a microscope with a trained root canal specialist can lead to finding roots that would otherwise go unseen and
untreated. Microscopic root canal treatments have consistently resulted in a better outcome because they allow for extremely detailed procedures.
Dr. Mo Kwan Kang
Mo Kwan Kang, M.S., Ph.D., D.D.S. is a professor that currently holds the esteemed position as chair of the Section of Endodontics and the Division of Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. In addition, he also holds a dual appointment with the Section of Oral Biology and is the first person to hold the Dr. Jack A. Weichman Endowed Chair in Endodontics. Dr. Kang is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and has served the profession as Trustee of the Foundation of Endodontics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics.
Dr. Kang has been involved in endodontic practice & academia for 18+ years. At UCLA, he devotes most of his time on three main research topics: oral cancer, the mechanism of oral inflammation, and pulp regeneration.
Holding onto his belief in the importance of patient care, Dr. Kang stands by his philosophy to “Be proud of what you are and what you can do for patients.” His goal is to help as many of his patients save their teeth because of its important for their overall health. His values align with his involvement with the advancement in patient care, education and teaching, research, and being involved with national and international organizations that benefit the specialty.
When he is not busy with his research, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and traveling.
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“Hands down the BEST place if you have to have a Root Canal that I would recommend. I found this dental group on the internet after searching several places in Orange County. I loved the staff from the very first appointment! ALL were welcoming and very warm and friendly.” -A. R.
“I have now had two experiences with Irvine Endodontics, about seven years apart, once each with Dr. Mansouri. In a word, they are amazing. She performed my most recent root canal, and I felt no discomfort.”
– Jeff Gomes
We Help You Relax!
We understand patients may feel nervous about having a root canal.We offer safe oral sedation to help reduce your anxiety and make your treatment more comfortable and relaxing.
Going to a dentist can be stressful. We do our best to make it relaxing.
A Comfort Menu will be given at every appointment that offers a blanket, pillow, and music. We also offer lavender Aromatherapy during your visit.
One of the most important specialties our doctors have is administrating effective anesthesia that leaves you pain-free during the entire procedure. Most of our patients are surprised about how comfortable their root canal is.
Laughing gas is a great way to relax, is very safe, and wears off quickly. In fact, patients who use conscious sedation with laughing gas can drive themselves home after treatment.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is the removal of infected pulp from the pulp chambers and root canals of your tooth. Pulp is the innermost layer of your tooth and contains nerves and blood vessels, while tooth roots are the bony structures below your gum line responsible for anchoring your tooth in place.
When tooth decay passes through the enamel (outer layer) and dentin (middle layer), it infects the pulp and causes inflammation and pain. Infected pulp can also be the result of periodontal disease, tooth fracture, or an extensive history of restoration. Once the pulp becomes infected, the only way to save the tooth from extraction is to perform a root canal.
Root canals first remove the infected pulp tissue, then clean the remaining pulp chamber and root canals to rid them of any lingering bacteria. Once the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, then a filling material is placed within the root canals and pulp chamber to prevent further infection by sealing the tooth. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the affected tooth to protect it from damage.