Modern Gum Grafting Procedures Now Help Rockville, MD Patients Restore Receding Gums Through Periodontist Steven N. Rice

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Dr. Steven N. Rice assists patients who suffer from receding gums by offering gum grafting procedures. Gum recession is often a result of periodontal or gum disease and can lead to tooth loss. A gum graft procedure can not only raise the line of the gums but also help to preserve teeth and improve one's smile.

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Dr. Steven N. Rice, Board Certified Periodontist, Performs Gum Graft Procedures to Reduce Receding Gums.

At the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington, Steven N. Rice, D.D.S., is experienced in providing gum graft procedures to patients whose gums have receded. When a person has receding gums, gaps may appear between teeth or teeth can become overexposed. The gum grafting procedure raises the gum line to help protect the teeth, as well as to create a more attractive gum line.

Dr. Rice uses a technique that does not require borrowing tissue from the roof of the mouth. It is the minimally invasive Advanced Oral Plastic Surgical technique; the Alloderm Regenerative Tissue Matrix. This dermal matrix comes from human skin that has been donated and has gone through a process to remove cells that can lead to rejection of the tissue, as well as removal of the epidermis. This tissue matrix has been used successfully in a variety of surgeries including orthopedic and dental procedures, and it has been used on burn patients. The clinical studies that have been conducted show that using Alloderm provides the same results as using tissue from the patient.

However, there are some other benefits that are associated with the use of Alloderm. It is minimally invasive, as tissue does not need to be removed from the patient's palate or adjoining gums, as with traditional gum grafting. In addition, more teeth can be treated in one visit. Because surgery on the palate to get donor tissue is not required, there are no complications associated with that procedure. The quality of the gum graft is consistent when using the Alloderm tissue matrix.

Patients who have receding gums and require a gum graft procedure can be less concerned about their own ability to provide donor tissue for the procedure, as it will not be required. The smile can be improved and the teeth protected from further incursions by bacteria. For more information on Alloderm and the gum grafting procedure, visit

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 a 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 and call (240) 747-7355.

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