Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Dr. Steven N. Rice is now providing patients who require periodontal disease treatment with the only federally cleared dental laser procedure in the country, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Relatively few dentists are trained on this procedure - only about one percent of practitioners in the country are able to use it in their practices. Dr. Rice would love to be able to help residents in the Rockville area who require gum disease treatment to have as many options as possible. Gum disease afflicts millions of Americans each year, and there are far-reaching health concerns for patients who are not treated.
The basic LANAP procedure of periodontal disease treatment uses a laser with a fiber optic tip to eliminate unhealthy gum tissue and bacteria that has collected in gum pockets, or the areas where the gums are supposed to meet the teeth. The laser does not negatively impact the remaining healthy tissue, so gum recession is minimal. The healthy tissue is compacted against the root to help stimulate re-attachment, and the bone regeneration centers are also stimulated. This helps the bone to strengthen as new bone grows, and more teeth can be saved.
There are a number of health issues that have been linked to gum disease including low birth-weight babies, pancreatic cancer, diabetes and even heart disease. This is why Dr. Rice feels it is so important for patients to seek gum disease treatment. The LANAP procedure provides patients with another choice for treatment. Click here for more information about Dr. Rice and the LANAP Gum Surgery.
Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care for Rockville, Maryland since 1981. Dr. Steven N. Rice received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry. He continued his education as a General Practice Resident in the United States Army, where he was awarded a Medal of Commendation. He studied periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia and was recognized as Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology upon completion. Dr. Rice is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington and their dental services visit their website at http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com and call (240) 747-7355.