Rockville Maryland Periodontal Disease Patients Now Benefit From The FDA Cleared Laser Gum Surgery Offered by Dr. Steven N. Rice

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Dr. Steven N. Rice received specialized training on the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, a new periodontal disease treatment protocol. This new technology utilizes a specialized pulsed-light laser to treat dental periodontal disease without the need to cut diseased tissue away with a scalpel. Patients who suffer from periodontal or gum disease may now opt for a less invasive procedure with LANAP.

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Dr. Steven N. Rice, Board Certified Periodontist, Now Offers Laser Gum Surgery To Patients Suffering From Gum Disease.

Steven N. Rice, D.D.S., of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington has joined only one percent of dental professionals across the country that are trained to use the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for the treatment of dental periodontal disease. Patients now travel from across the state to receive this advanced periodontal disease treatment. Millions suffer from gum disease, and many keep putting off treatment out of fear that it may be painful. The LANAP procedure is only slightly invasive and most patients notice little discomfort or pain during the procedure

Dr. Rice uses the PerioLase MVP-7 laser, which is the only dental laser cleared for this treatment by the FDA. The laser uses pulsed light to kill the bacteria that cause dental periodontal disease and to dissolve gum tissue that has become diseased. Because the laser is designed to be very selective, it does not remove the healthy tissue or negatively affect the tooth root or jawbone. This means that gum recession is minimal for patients that receive this procedure. In addition, the laser actually re-stimulates the natural regeneration processes in the bone.

Some people put off periodontal disease treatment because they are afraid it will cause them to take many days off of work for recovery. With the LANAP treatment, many patients can go back to work much more quickly, and report to beparticipating in normal activities shortly after the procedure is completed. With the fear of pain and the need for time off eliminated or reduced, Dr. Rice hopes more patients will seek treatment rather than continuing to suffer the negative health effects of gum disease.

Since not only dental issues, but major health problems such as diabetes, are connected to gum disease, it is important to seek treatment for this problem. To learn more about gum disease and the LANAP treatment, 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 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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