Young urban professionals in Los Angeles are treating gum recession


Dentist injecting syringe into child's gum at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles
Gum recession can occur at any stage of life. However, the adage, “long in the tooth” refers to a characteristic associated with advanced age. The employment scene in the city is challenging. Savvy job seekers know that treating gum recession gives them an advantage. Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Don Mungcal, offers a minimally-invasive treatment with fast results.

Causes of gum recession

  • Inflammation from gum disease allows soft tissue to pull back from teeth, as bacterial infection destroys it.
  • A toothbrush with stiff bristles or an aggressive brushing style can trigger gum recession.
  • Negligent oral hygiene allows plaque to harden into tartar, which irritates gums.
  • Tobacco products increase plaque.
  • Fluctuations in hormone levels during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause make gums prone to recession.
  • Excessive force on tooth roots from bruxism – clenching and grinding – may cause gums to recede.
  • A misaligned bite or crooked teeth place stress on bone and gums.
  • Piercings of the tongue or lips can wear gum tissue away.

Innovative treatment option

In addition to marring the look of your smile, gum recession impacts comfort and oral wellness. As gum tissue retracts, it exposes a portion of tooth root, which is not protected by enamel. This often causes sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet. It is also a prime spot for tooth decay to develop.

Dr. Mungcal is one of only a few dentists in the area trained in pinhole gum rejuvenation. The revolutionary Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique repositions gum tissue internally, with the use of special instruments. The tiny access hole heals in about a day, and appearance benefits are immediate. There is none of the cutting, sutures, or recovery time associated with traditional gum grafting.

Treating gum recession with pinhole gum rejuvenation from Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mungcal, turns your smile into a noticeable asset. Call(213) 863-9464.

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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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