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.

Laser Dentistry Device Image - Los Angeles Family Dentist
Laser Dentistry Device Image - Los Angeles Family Dentist

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  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Mary Senstad
  • Dr. Tara Mavadat
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.

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

Dr. Mary Senstad had always wanted to be a dentist and achieved her dream with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, AZ. Preventive and comprehensive general dentistry is her focus and she performs all dental procedures in a gentle manner to help patients feel comfortable while achieving their healthy smiles. She is committed to building strong relationships with patients and promoting trust and communication as the foundation for excellent dental care.

Dr. Tara Mavadat was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.

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Success Stories

I actually owe a debt to Downtown Dental because they caught my oral cancer. I went to them because I had a bump on my tongue and thankfully they ordered a biopsy immediately (same day). The staff has been wonderful to me (even sending me a get well card during my cancer treatment). They do great work - the crowns are made in the office to save you time - and they are very upfront on pricing. You know exactly what you will pay. They are also very flexible on appointments. And they validate parking! They also have taken COVID precautions very seriously. Very professional and well-organized. Highly recommend them.
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.

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. Transcript
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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