Periodontal disease treatment in Los Angeles is an important aspect of Dr. Mungcal’s practice. There are instances in which patients may develop this gum disease and need to address it with appropriate treatments. This is why Downtown Dental focuses on providing knowledge and education to patients to encourage a more proactive approach to avoiding periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a dental condition that results from hereditary factors, poor oral hygiene and poor dental care. Brushing, flossing, and maintaining recall or scheduled professional cleaning appointments with Dr. Mungcal can help avoid the development of periodontal disease. This disease can result in the destruction of bone, gum tissue, and teeth. It starts out with inflammation and bleeding gums, and can end with the loss of natural teeth.
When periodontal disease is diagnosed by a dental professional, it is highly encouraged that patients get started with some form of effective treatment to start addressing and reversing what has already occurred. Initially, Dr. Mungcal will first start with a periodontal deep cleaning, called scaling and root planing, which will remove as much tartar and plaque as possible from the teeth and gums. Sometimes deep pockets can form between the teeth and gums, and these pockets can harbor bacteria that can cause infection. When this occurs, Dr. Mungcal will often suggest conservative treatment options and one of these is Perio-Protect.
Perio-Protect is a treatment protocol that uses custom plastic trays that the patient wears to apply medication and antibiotic. This is worn at home daily to help remove the harmful bacteria that can cause damage to a patient’s oral health. Dr. Mungcal will take impressions to create a tray that fits tightly over the teeth, and will send the patient home with the medication and instructions on how to utilize the Perio-Protect device for the best results.
When periodontal disease has been diagnosed by Dr. Mungcal, it is essential that patients participate in proper treatments to reverse what has already been done to their gums. Afterwards, patients should maintain their oral health by participating in periodontal disease protection in Los Angeles. With a more proactive approach to avoiding periodontal disease, patients can enjoy a healthy, happy smile for years to come!