Perio treatments are available for patients in Los Angeles facing gum disease

Perio Treatments in Los Angeles Area

Gum disease has various stages of severity. The earliest stage is gingivitis, and if not treated it can progress to periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by plaque that builds up on teeth at or below the gum line. Signs include redness of the gums, and gums that bleed with normal oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing. Gingivitis is a reversible condition with proper care.

Left untreated, gingivitis advances to periodontitis. This is characterized by gum tissue pulling away from teeth. Pockets are formed that house bacteria and leads to infection. This infection can spread and destroy bone and gum tissue. As gum disease progresses, patients may notice that teeth become loose, or teeth may actually be lost due to the condition.

Various factors increase the risk of harmful gum disease. Tobacco users will experience more difficulties related to gum disease. Hormones, illnesses, and certain medications may increase the chance of gum infections as well as decrease the body’s ability to heal them. Everyone can decrease the likelihood for developing gum disease with consistent and effective brushing and flossing.

Regular visits to the dentist will allow assessment of a patient’s oral health and for treatment to be initiated if any problems are noted during examination. Patients who experience red, swollen, or bleeding gums, loose teeth, receding gums, or deep pockets along the gum line should make a visit to their dentist immediately for evaluation.

Patients with any degree of gum disease will benefit from professional perio treatment to improve oral health and preserve natural teeth and bone structure. Los Angeles area residents are encouraged to visit Dr. Don Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental for effective treatment options. The sooner problems are diagnosed and treated, the better the expected outcome. We offer gentle techniques for root planing and scaling, innovative laser treatments to improve health of gums and reduce bacteria, antibiotic therapy, and Perio Protect to help patients maintain health following in-office treatments.

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Each patient is an individual, and we treat them as such. We use our specialized training and attention to detail to effectively assess and treat each case. We want to help patients restore and preserve their dental health. We encourage regular visits to obtain consistent care that will help avoid unnecessary treatments. We want to keep our patients happy and healthy, living their best life.

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I actually owe a debt to Downtown Dental because they caught my oral cancer. I went to them because I had a bump on my tongue and thankfully they ordered a biopsy immediately (same day). The staff has been wonderful to me (even sending me a get well card during my cancer treatment). They do great work - the crowns are made in the office to save you time - and they are very upfront on pricing. You know exactly what you will pay. They are also very flexible on appointments. And they validate parking! They also have taken COVID precautions very seriously. Very professional and well-organized. Highly recommend them.
The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
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I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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