Downtown Dental team provides superior periodontal care


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Healthy, pink gums enhance your smile and contribute to fresh breath. They also play an important role in oral health and overall wellness. Gums act as a barrier to keep harmful bacteria away from the support structures of teeth and out of the body. Dr. Don Mungcal and his hygiene team at Downtown Dental in LA take pride in providing the highest level of periodontal care.

About gum disease

Bacteria flourish in the mouth. They feed on sugars and starches in food debris, excreting acids that irritate gum tissue. Gums lose their tight seal to teeth, allowing bacteria to invade deeper. If the sticky film of plaque is not brushed and flossed away regularly, it hardens into calculus (tartar) at the gum line. This irritates gums more.

Eventually, the condition attacks bone and ligaments that hold teeth in place. Teeth get loose and fall out or must be extracted. Some of the bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontitis are linked to coronary heart disease and other serious illnesses.

The Downtown Dental difference

Most dentists remove build-up of calculus, hoping that this will eliminate bacteria. Dr. Mungcal and his team instead focus on controlling harmful bacteria. Why? As much as 11 percent of the bacterial strains associated with periodontal disease are resistant to home hygiene and professional cleaning.

Dr. Mungcal uses two tests to determine your unique oral environment. He analyzes a tiny specimen under a microscope. Then he has a sophisticated DNA test performed on a saliva sample. One he has identified the specific bacteria causing your gum disease, he prescribes appropriate medications to eradicate them.

This scientific approach enhances the results of deep cleaning, and is more effective than scaling and root planing or surgical treatment alone.

Your healthy gums begin with care from the Downtown Dental team in LA. Call now (213) 863-9464.

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Success Stories

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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