Laser Dentistry Gum Disease Treatment

Laser Dentistry Gum Disease Treatment - Los Angeles Family Dentist

Laser dentistry is used in several dental treatments to make them easier, faster, and more comfortable for the patient. Advanced laser dentistry for gum disease is no different. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, our office is equipped with sophisticated laser therapy tools to destroy the infection behind gum disease and promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.

Why You Need a Dentist’s Help to Eliminate Gum Disease

Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from some form of gum disease, be it gingivitis or advanced periodontitis. Regardless of the stage you may be living with, treatment is critical, and the sooner you can address this problem the better it will be for your oral health and overall well-being.

Treatment for gum disease begins with a deep cleaning. Typically, root planing and scaling are used to scrape away the build-up around the gumline, but most patients find this treatment unpleasant. In fact, knowing that this is the only treatment option keeps some people from even approaching their dentist for help.

Gum disease is not a condition that will ever clear up on its own – no true dental problem ever will. You need the help of your Los Angeles dentist to fix it so that you don’t progress to tooth loss. Laser dentistry helps gum disease feel far more manageable, especially for patients who are concerned about discomfort.

At Downtown Dental, we use a Perio-Lase MVP-7 laser tool and treat patients for gum disease under local anesthetic. More advanced sedation can be discussed and used, if necessary. The laser treatment destroys the bacteria that have come to fester in and around the gums, and it is a treatment that minimizes bleeding and swelling while allowing for faster healing.

We also employ the innovative LANAP laser dentistry in our Los Angeles office, a cutting-edge procedure that makes periodontal regeneration possible. Even if you have advanced gum disease, your gum tissue can be treated to grow back with this revolutionary laser dentistry measure.

Treating Gum Disease with Laser Dentistry

When you can have your gum disease treated with laser dentistry, there are no scalpels and sutures, and you will appreciate benefits such as:

  • Minimal bleeding
  • Reduced swelling
  • Speedier healing
  • Lower chance of infection
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Lower chance of gum loss or recession

Even with laser dentistry, your gum disease treatment is likely to take a few sessions to fully treat your mouth. Though the treatments are gentle, especially when compared with traditional gum disease therapy. The super-fine laser is inserted between the gum and tooth and targets only the diseased areas of the gum, thereby reducing inflammation, clearing away infection, and leaving healthy gum tissue alone.

Repair Your Smile After Laser Dentistry

Once your mouth is free of infection and fully healed, something that happens faster and with far less discomfort thanks to laser dentistry, it will be time to talk to your Los Angeles about restorative dentistry.

Some people opt to spruce up their smile with a cosmetic procedure like teeth whitening, but many patients who have lost teeth to gum disease need to think about filling in the holes in their smile. This can be done in several ways, depending on how many teeth were lost and in what part of your mouth. Dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants are all viable, long-lasting, natural-looking solutions to make your smile complete again.

Get Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease in Los Angeles

If you suspect that you have gum disease, or any other type of oral infection, schedule an appointment with the Downtown Dental team in Los Angeles. Get a diagnosis and get the treatment you need, whether that’s laser dentistry or another type of dental care. Gum disease is treatable and you can have a healthy smile.

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Laser Dentistry Device Image - Los Angeles Family Dentist
Laser Dentistry Device Image - Los Angeles Family Dentist
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  • Dr. Don Mungcal

    Dr. Don Mungcal

As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

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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.
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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