Dr. Jonathan Engel

Dentistry
Los Angeles, CA
41 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

248 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Faling root canal: Root canals are not always succesful, they are actually pretty tricky sometimes. Even though the tooth no longer has a nerve, the surrouding environm... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: I was taught in dental school that teething ( at least the first time around) often coincides with when the baby needs to develop it's own antibodies,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Rubber sheets: Rubber dams are used to isolate teeth while working on them. You use a clamp around a tooth to achor them.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Abrassion??: If you clench or grind your teeth, if you have gastric reflux you could abrade tooth strucutre and expose dentin. This would lead to sensitivity alon... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
On outside of face: 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. See your dentist asap.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Younger adults now: For many years oral cancer has been found mainly in older people who smoke and drink too much. However, the demographics of oral cancer has changes d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: While the official stance is that gum disease can not cause a stroke, it is considered a risk factor for any thpe of cardiovascular event.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: If this area is a focal point where gum disease can start, i would recommend extraction to make the area more cleansable.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tooth whitening: First, stop smoking, second, see your dentist and get some professional whitening.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Clean: Keep it clean, the bacteria that cause cavities can live on gum tissue.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends: It can range from a tooth ache, gum infection to tmd. See a dentist for a proper diganosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Lots: There are a few options but it can be how you sleep, do you have any parafunctional habits, do you have any abrasions that might be subject to differe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Ask your dentist: It would be ill advised to discuss dosage or type of antibiotic without better information.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Don't think so: I have been in lectures where the top in the field have said even if someone's bite is perfect, if they want to bruxe they will. Maybe vote for a dif... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Getting your teeth cleaned is not a problem during any stage of pregnancy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
NO: Mouthwash is sold over the counter and is generally regarded as safe. If you don't want alcohol in your system make sure it is a mouthwash without al... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Untreated decay can lead to the nerve dying and the resulting infection, if not treated can become so severe as to threaten one's life.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends: Depends on your age and the type of staining trying to be removed, but it does work.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Left untreated an abscess can spread through soft tissue and eventually infect the brain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
It can: Usually the jaw just has to be rotated to get back into place. However, there can be a fair amount of inflammation afterwards..This could be uncomfor... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: There may be enough signs, but i would always want an x-ray to make sure what I am dealing with.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Gum disease: Swollen gums can be caused just by the bodies reaction to the bacteria inside the tissue or because of an outside irritant (like food). Unfortuntely ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Of the mouth: Dentists are licensed to examine and treat issues related to the mouth including the teeth and gums.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Cavities at gum line: Root caries are more prevelant among those who have dimished salivary flow..Usually due to age or side effects of drugs.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
TMD : When you have issues with the jaw joint of the muscles in the area the syndrome is called temporal mandibular dysfunction. Many reason for it and you... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
See your dentist: Thre are different reasons for erosion, and actually, if it is from gastric reflux you might even have to see your md. You can stay away from acidic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Replacing minerals: When acid and bacteria react to form an acid, the acid will leach minerls out of the tooth structure. Remineralizaion is the replacing of the lost mi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide is the only common inhaltaion agents used in dentistry.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Over a hard and medi: The harder the bristles the greater the possibility of tooth brush abrasion if technique is not excellent. The crub the tooth mentality will even all... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Erorsion means chemical loss of tooth structure. Tooth countouring is for shaping teeth, but by nature it is also reductive.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
It can be : If you like people and can multi task it cn be a nice job that offers some flexibility. If you become a great assistant you have leverage when you wa... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Milk is a carbohydrate so by definition there are some types of sugars in it. While not as easily metabolized as powder sugar, the bacteria in the mo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Absolutely: Chewing gum is even great if youcan't brush your teeth. It promotes salivation which is a major part of the bodies defense mechanism against cavities... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Advil/allieve: Otc's are good for discomfort, however, if you truly have an infection you should be on something stronger than otc's.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
YES: Virtually all carbonated soda is acidic, which leads to erosion of tooth structure. You should not brush your teeth for 30 minutes after drinking any... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Be careful: There are dry mouth substitutes onthe market, but don't use any that have any type of sugar product that can cause cavities. Products with xylitol wo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
A dentist: A root cnal can be performed by any licensed dentist who wants to do it. Endodontists are root canal specialist who usually only do root canal type o... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends: There is no true time to say like 3 mnths or 6 months or anything like that. If it appears to be slow maybe an x-ray is necessary to determine the r... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: First, you should see your dentist. You might have gum disease which is allowing your teeth to move or it could be occlusal trauma. Depending on why... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): A real tooth ache means the nerve is involved and really you need to see your dentist to try and figure out how to treat this area. Over the counters... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possibly: Purging brings the equivelent of battery acid against the inside of the upper front teeth and it can wear the enamel..Sometimes rather quickly. It is... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bacterial infection: Thereis no proof that tooth decay affects the heart, but they have found bacteria that is usually found just in the biofilm of teeth in the vessels an... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
White lesions: Leukoplakia arewhite lesions in the mouth and can be caused by different irritants.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
A day or ever: If this is a lifetime number than i don't believe so, but if this is a daily habit...It could.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 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
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
help her: If she is in a nursing home she may not be capable of doing it herself anymore.
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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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