In order to maintain optimal oral health, dentists recommend regular dental visits for examinations and cleanings. Each patient is different and has his or her own unique needs. Careful monitoring on a regular basis will allow the doctor to discover any potential issues sooner. Deterioration in oral health can affect a person’s overall health, so choosing an effective dental care provider is extremely important. In Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Dr. Don Mungcal and the staff at Downtown Dental offer efficiency and experience to assist with all your dental needs.
An important area that can be easily overlooked without regular care is gum health. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If not treated, gingivitis leads to the more severe stage – periodontitis. In order to save teeth and preserve the oral and overall health of the patient, treatment of gum disease is required. It is true that the majority of Americans are living with some degree of gum disease, and the vast majority is not being treated.
Dr. Mungcal is alert to recognizing the signs of this condition and can recommend a gum disease treatment best suited to the patient’s needs. Because bacteria are the culprit of gum disease, we analyze bacteria to discover which type is at work, and then provide tailored treatment to eliminate it. Antibiotic treatment often leads to effective results without invasive surgeries. Our practice also utilizes the highly successful Waterlase MD laser treatment in advanced cases of gum disease. Its use can eradicate infection and remove pockets of bacteria below the gum line without painful incisions and scrapings. Expect this process to be effective and comfortable for the patient, as are all of our therapies. Once healthier gums are established, we may suggest the Perio Protect Method to maintain these results. A customized tray is used at home to deliver a solution to maintain a clean a mouth with a healthy balance of bacteria.
Our goal is to maintain your optimal dental health, but if a condition is diagnosed, Dr. Mungcal and the Downtown Dental staff are well trained in the most innovative and effective technology and procedures. Call our office today to discuss any issues you may be experiencing or to schedule a dental checkup. We strive at every visit to make our patients happy to share beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. Don Mungcal
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