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

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.

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 am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey but...trust me...it was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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