Gum disease is a terrible ailment that afflicts millions of smiles every year. Sadly, many people never seek treatment and live with painful, swollen, infected gums for years. However, many don’t know how gum disease can lead to other conditions threatening your general health, such as heart disease and cancer! If you’re looking for “affordable periodontics near me,” you’ve come to the right place! At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal can reverse gum disease and restore your smile without extravagant costs!
It’s important to note that gum disease doesn’t just threaten your mouth and oral health and can also impact your overall health. Research suggests that periodontal disease may have health effects extending beyond your mouth. The good news is that whether the disease is slowed, stopped, or made worse depends on how much you commit to caring for your gums and teeth moving forward. So, take care of your oral health daily to prevent further damage and improve your overall well-being.
Dr. Mungcal’s primary goal in treating gum disease is effectively managing and controlling the infection. The personalized treatment plan recommended will depend on the severity and extent of the disease. Consistent, proper daily care at home is essential for the success of any treatment approach. Additionally, we may suggest making specific changes to your lifestyle habits, such as quitting tobacco use, to enhance the treatment outcome.
Here are a few gum disease treatments:
With a deep-cleaning technique called scaling and root planing, Dr. Mungcal will effectively remove plaque buildup from your teeth and gums. Scaling involves carefully removing tartar above and below your gum line, while root planing targets rough spots on your tooth root that harbor harmful bacteria.
Periodontal laser therapy is a state-of-the-art dental treatment that’s incredibly effective and much less invasive than traditional treatments. Dr. Mungcal can target the bacteria causing gum disease using advanced technology while reducing swelling and bleeding. Patients who undergo this treatment also recover faster and more comfortably, making laser therapy one of the best options for treating gum disease.
Dr. Mungcal may prescribe powerful antibiotics to get your infection under control. They are often used in conjunction with other treatments.
The Perio Protect Method allows patients who have undergone gum disease treatment to maintain their results using an effective daily oral hygiene routine that can prevent reoccurrence and keep your smile healthy. The customized tray is designed for home use, making it much easier to keep your gums pink, healthy, and happy.
Heal your smile today by calling Downtown Dental at 213-863-9464 to schedule your meeting with Dr. Mungcal.
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