According to the American Academy of Periodontology, approximately half of American adults suffer from periodontitis, or gum disease. While the oral health effects of gum disease are serious, research also shows us that untreated periodontitis can lead to a variety of systemic conditions that are even more severe. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Don Mungcal and his caring staff offer a comprehensive range of general and preventive dentistry solutions, including periodontal therapy for patients suffering from gum disease.
ance of Periodontal Disease Therapy
Commonly associated with red, swollen gums and bleeding while brushing or flossing, periodontal disease can also lead to the loss of teeth and vital bone density in the jaw. In addition to deterioration of the jaw bone and tooth loss, gum disease has also been linked with a variety of health concerns, including some that are potentially life-threatening. These include:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer and cancers of the blood
- Respiratory diseases, including pneumonia
- Complications in the treatment of diabetes
- Pre-term birth and low birth weight in babies born to mothers with gum disease
Fortunately, it is possible to mitigate the effects of oral bacteria with periodontal disease therapy at Downtown Dental. Dr. Mungcal will carefully assess your teeth and gums, taking the time to answer any questions you may have about recommended treatment. Our primary goal is to provide you with the treatment and information you need to regain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Healthy Gums, Healthy Body
If you or someone in your family is suffering from the effects of periodontal disease, it’s not too late to take action and prevent further damage to your gums and the rest of your body. Contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. Mungcal and our experienced, highly trained team. We look forward to the opportunity to help you find your way back to optimal oral health with our general dentistry solutions. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Los Angeles, CA warmly welcomes patients from throughout nearby communities as well.