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Dr. Jonathan Engel

Dentistry
Los Angeles, CA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

5901 W Olympic Blvd # 205, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Office

Los Angeles, CA

About

Bio

I have been in practice for over 30 years. Together with my partner Dr. Goldman we offer a full range of services and dental sloutions which include general and cosmetic cases to the most comples prosthetic cases. In our community we are known for our compassion and empathy for our patients.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

293 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: There was a study that showed the average mandibular (lower canine) was about 22.7-23.0 mm long. This is from the tip of the tooth to the bottom of t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Pressure: When you lay down the blood vessels get dilated with a little more blood. This can place more pressure on the nerves. When you are sitting upright t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
See dentist ASAP: You might need a different antibiotic or you may actually need to have definitive treatment done.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: It could be many things. Generally speaking if it doesn't get better in several days you should see your dentist. It could be as simple as trauma to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
It can: It the irritating factor is removed pericornitis can resolve. But you are always at risk for it coming back if any type of food gets underneath the t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Varies: 1. Poor hygiene. I am not saying you are not brushing right, but there is the possibility that your home care is not adequate. Are you flossing, ri... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
perioprotect: Perioprotect is for periodontal disease and if you are at the periodontist then you have at the best a history of issues with periodontal disease. Th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on why you are getting headaches. If it is just tooth movement then take antiinflamatories like advil (ibuprofen) or allieve. If there is a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Call your doctor and check what he wants you to do. Have you had allergic reactions in the past to any antibiotics. Possible they don't agree with y... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: Any time you rinse your mouth you can potentially help the mouth, but no literature to show that what they claim it can do actually happens. maybe 20... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: The molar is a separate issue from a fixed lingual retainer. Go see your dentist ASAP
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: If the tooth was infected. or the area around the tooth infected it would not be unusual for the lymph node to get swollen
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
A big deal: Yes, the risk of oral cancer has increased dramatically for young adults secondary to oral sex. This is because of the HPV viral strains that are ass... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Diet and home care: work with them to brush their teeth at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes. limit how often they snack, frequency is a big issue. lastly, the l... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe side effects: At the age of fifty it is unusual for medication to cause staining of your teeth. However, if the medication is affecting your salivary flow you migh... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Different ulcers: A ulcer means that the skin is broken. you can get an ulcer from trauma, a canker sore or from herpes just to name a few. If you don't know what th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Its up to you: only you can change this behavior. most probably you are causing irreversible damage that can lead to a cascade of other problems. You already know ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: I can not think of a reason why your gums are yellow. They have lots of blood vessels and should be a shade of red. If you have very thick bone pu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: According to a new study recently published it should be ok. The pain meds have to be in a very narrow range, but it is better to eliminate infection... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Lots: Braces can be done for 1. Simply cosmetic reasons 2. Functional reasons. To prevent wear on your teeth, to create an alignment where you can actu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: If you are using an abrasive tooth paste it might make them whiter, by abrading away tooth structure. Scrubbing hard is never recommended as this can... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: More than likely it is from bruxism, however you want to be sure. If it does not heal in a 2 week period see your dentist
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: There are some who feel you can always expand the palate. there is the ALF appliance and another that escapes me right now. However, you should do t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Follow advice: If your dentist has recommended a root canal, make sure you understand if any other procedures will be necessary afterwards. Will it need a build, a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Rubber tip or remove: It is very hard to keep that tissue clean. A rubber tip stimulator might help you keep the area clean. Or you can have the tissue removed and see if... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possible tmd: Having a molar removed may have placed strains on your muscles. It is possible that you also have an infection in this area. See your dentist to mak... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Acid reflux: have you ever had heartburn before. It is possible that it is the acids coming up from acid reflux. see your md or dentist to confirm
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: You seem to have a very good sense of your bite. However, there are problems with premature contacts including excessive wear of the tooth and possib... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide is the only common inhaltaion agents used in dentistry.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Duration of numbness: There are chemical differences and depending on the type differences in the amount pf preservatives and Epinephrine in solution.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Herpes simplex 1: Cold sore are recureent herpetic lesions, they are viral in nature and most people in the United States are exposed to this virus at a young age.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Ignore: Do follow the post op instructions do not smoke if you are a smoker after the surgery.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: With a pregnant woman the benefits must be more important than the risks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the best meds for pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on what they are sensitive too and what habits you have if any. Issues that can cause sensitivity is recession, grinding of teeth, cavities, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Inflammation: If a drill was used to open up the tooth and get rid of the cavity, then heat was generated and this cause inflammation of the nerve of the tooth. Ad... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: There may be many causes and without having the proper information it is impossible to give a diagnosis. You could take some anti inflamatories lik... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Whitening with laser: It is one of the ways to accelerate the whitning process, usually done in the dentist's office and is just one of the many ways teeth can be whitenend... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Herpetic infection: Usually the first herpertic infection in the mouth, afterwards you get what are commonly called cold sores...Recurrent herpetic lesions.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Of the mouth: Dentists are licensed to examine and treat issues related to the mouth including the teeth and gums.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: You can not brush away the possible long term effects of having a foreign substance against your gums and teeth for long periods of time. Sort answer... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Please understand that there are always options. However, there are always tradeoffs for the options, or lets just say it is a series of compromises.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on your age and the type of staining trying to be removed, but it does work.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Usually not: Gingivectomies may result in some mild discomfort but my 30 years experience tells me not severe pain. However, some patients have extremem threshold... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Getting your teeth cleaned is not a problem during any stage of pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Disease or trauma: Bleeding or sensitive gums are not normal. Bleeding gums are a sign of infection and this should not be taken lightly. You can, with improper hygien... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Left untreated an abscess can spread through soft tissue and eventually infect the brain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Lots of decay: Cavities that appear rapidly, lots of breakdown structurally.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
YES: Each case is different, but often braces are used to not only correct the bite, but to allow for proper alignment of teeth to allow for the most aesth... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Engel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Engel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much its starting to get better.I just don't know what is
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No but been on antibiotics a ton over the past ten years
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! sir im very thankful for your answer im actually afraid

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Third Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Fall
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Los Angeles Dental Society
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