What goes on inside of our mouth has an effect on our overall health. Dr. Don Mungcal at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles combines advanced technology and tools to achieve positive outcomes for his patients. This is integrated into all treatment areas, but particularly perio for gum disease. While preserving and improving gum health, teeth and oral structure will be preserved, and patients will experience positive effects on other body systems in the process.
Our understanding of the importance of healthy gums has caused us to research and adopt more extensive methods to treat periodontal disease from its earliest stages. Prevention is always ideal, but if gum disease has developed, prompt treatment is crucial. We treat our patients using not only methods offered by other providers in our area, but also with expanded and more technologically-advanced options, as well, to promote faster and more efficient healing.
Plaque allowed to remain on teeth will harden into tartar. These substances that need to be removed from teeth through personal oral hygiene and regular professional dental cleanings. Some dental practices consider this to be enough to combat gum disease. While we find these methods useful and effective, we also believe that optimal treatment may require more.
Our mouths are a breeding ground for various types of bacteria. These bacteria are the force behind the formation of plaque and tartar, yet still remain even if these build-ups are removed. What this means is that even though plaque and tartar have been removed, the harmful bacteria are still present, and goes right back to work to damage and destroy healthy gum tissue, possibly oral structure, and even introducing more risk factors into other areas of a patient’s health. To break this cycle, Dr. Mungcal and the quality staff of Downtown Dental are able to analyze the bacteria at work on an individual, in order to develop a targeted treatment plan in order to kill the particular strains at work. This leads to improved patient health via the route of least invasiveness.
When selecting a dentist in Los Angeles to meet your preventative, restorative, and cosmetic oral care needs, choose Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental. You will have access to the latest in dental technology, as well as an experienced and professional staff and environment.
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