It is easy to think of visiting the dentist as just a routine appointment, or something you must do when you have a toothache. Many people don’t fully understand the positive impact that advanced dental care can have on their physical health. At my Los Angeles practice, Downtown Dental, we use current technologies and treatment techniques that help our patients live better and longer.
The far-reaching effect of gum disease
Healthy gums are an important ally in maintaining a healthy body. Gums serve as a barrier to keep infection and inflammation from invading other organs. When gums become unhealthy, oral bacteria that triggers gum disease also gets into the bloodstream. The resulting systemic inflammation can have devastating effects, including:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Respiratory disease
- Kidney, pancreatic, or blood cancer
Periodontal treatment at the speed of light
A laser is simply a device that focuses a specific wavelength of energy from light. The applications of laser technology continue to evolve, including dentistry. We use Waterlase equipment to treat gum disease effectively, without the drawbacks of conventional periodontal therapies.
Waterlase is a virtually painless and more natural way of treating gum disease. I use it to remove diseased gum tissue, with little or no bleeding and minimal post-operative swelling. By eliminating the source of infection, risk of pathogens infiltrating the body dramatically decreases. We often combine laser therapy with scaling and root planing and antibiotics to get gum disease under control. Then, continued use of Perio Protect® helps to maintain healthy bacterial counts in the mouth.
I enjoy providing advanced dental care to patients in the Los Angeles area, because I know that a healthy mouth can influence their lives in so many good ways. I also know that gum disease is a prevalent problem which is easy to ignore. Please don’t! Call me at 213-863-9464 to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental School
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!