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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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
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.
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. 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.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!