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What is gum disease and what are the treatment options, as explained by Los Angeles dentist

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Gum disease is a condition that exists in various stages. It is fairly common; it is estimated that as many as half of adult Americans have some stage of the disease. But what is gum disease? Gum disease begins with an initial stage of gum inflammation, known as gingivitis. This form of gum disease may be very mild, and a … Continue reading

Los Angeles dentist shares tips and benefits of healthy gums

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In the quest for a beautiful smile, an often overlooked but very important aspect is gum health. Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth and may ultimately affect one’s overall health, as well. Dr. Don Mungcal and the staff of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles help their patients maintain healthy gums and teeth through care provided during regular office … Continue reading

Protect Your Smile & Your Health with Periodontal Disease Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, approximately half of American adults suffer from periodontitis, or gum disease. While the oral health effects of gum disease are serious, research also shows us that untreated periodontitis can lead to a variety of systemic conditions that are even more severe. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Don Mungcal and his … Continue reading

Downtown Los Angeles dental patients want to know, “What is laser gum treatment?”

Mild forms of gum disease are common. Caused by the growth of plaque and bacteria that irritates the gum line causing your gums to become inflamed or occasionally bleed, gingivitis can be treated fairly simply with better brushing at home, deep cleaning in the dentist’s office, or the use of mouthwash. Unfortunately if gingivitis goes untreated, it can turn into … Continue reading

Periodontal disease a threat to our downtown LA patients’ livelihood

Over the past few decades, researchers have found increasing evidence that points to low grade inflammation as a trigger to cardiovascular disease. Studies have been ongoing to determine the degree to which periodontal disease plays a role in this entire process. In part, inflammation is caused by chronic infection, and periodontal disease is just that. Ongoing infection, as is present … Continue reading

What Treatment Options are Available for Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease treatment in Los Angeles is an important aspect of Dr. Mungcal’s practice. There are instances in which patients may develop this gum disease and need to address it with appropriate treatments. This is why Downtown Dental focuses on providing knowledge and education to patients to encourage a more proactive approach to avoiding periodontal disease. Periodontal disease (also known … Continue reading

What is Oral DNA Testing?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious problem that can result in lost bone, gum tissue, and even lost teeth. Thanks to technological advances in dentistry, many dental offices can now provide oral DNA testing for diagnosis. LA dental practice, Downtown Dental, offers oral DNA testing to, one, determine a person’s genetic predisposition to developing gum disease … Continue reading

How is gum disease treated?

When a patient does not care for their dental health properly, they risk developing gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious matter that can result in the loss of bone, tissue, and teeth. By not caring properly for their oral health, they put themselves at risk for periodontal disease. To minimize damage, it is essential … Continue reading


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