Signs of gum recession and advanced treatment options for Los Angeles patients

Gum recession occurs as a part of gum disease, when gum tissue around teeth begins to pull back and expose the roots of the teeth. This becomes increasingly harmful to a patient as bacteria invade the pockets that are formed as a result of gum recession. If this condition is not resolved, the bacteria can continue to invade and negatively impact not only the gums, but also teeth, and the underlying bone structure. This inflammation and infection can spread, causing an increase in risk factors for a patient for other health conditions. Unfortunately, this occurs more often than one might believe. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Gum recession is a condition that develops gradually. A patient may not notice anything has changed until they begin to experience sensitivity from exposure of the roots of teeth, or begin to notice that teeth appear larger or longer than before. These warning signs should be shared immediately with the dentist so that steps can be taken to improve oral health and halt the progression of gum disease. This is yet another reason that regular dental checkups are so important. As your dentist is more familiar with the signs of deterioration, problems may be diagnosed sooner. This allows for prompt treatment, which leads to improved outcomes.

People who live or work in the Los Angeles area are encouraged to schedule their next visit with Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental to receive care delivered with compassion, as well as experience. Our primary goal is to help our patients maintain pristine oral health. If a condition develops that requires treatment, we construct individualized treatment plans for our patients.

When it comes to gum health, we use the latest technologies and procedures to restore good health. Some patients will see improvement with a professional cleaning of plaque and tartar build-up. This delivers the best results when performed on a consistent schedule, which is twice a year for most patients. To prevent a recurrence, we also have the ability to diagnose the types of bacteria present, so that they may be targeted with appropriate antibiotics. Where applicable, we may introduce advanced laser treatments, and even offer a take-home treatment solution, if we believe it is beneficial for certain patients.

The key at Downtown Dental is a focus on the individual and treatment of each patient's unique condition. We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to gum disease and treatments. We provide service to meet the needs of patients for oral health, as well as to contribute to their overall health. For a wide variety of treatment options and knowledgeable, gentle care in the fight against gum disease, visit our convenient office in downtown Los Angeles.







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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!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
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.

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