Germantown, MD Gum Disease Patients Can Now Receive Treatment through the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington from Dr. Rice, A Rockville, MD Periodontist

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Steven N. Rice, D.D.S. is now expanding his advanced gum disease treatment patient base to Germantown, MD. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure is performed by the periodontist as an alternative to traditional dental surgery.

Steven N. Rice, D.D.S., of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington is looking to include residents of Germantown, MD, in his gum disease treatment patient base. Dr. Rice has become one of only about one percent of dental professionals in the country that are trained and able to offer Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). This is a technologically advanced procedure that allows the periodontist to selectively and accurately eliminate the majority of bacteria and diseased gum tissue from a patient's mouth.

LANAP begins with the periodontist measuring the pocket depths between the gums and the teeth. The FDA cleared laser, the PerioLase MVP-7, is then used to kill the bacteria and remove affected tissue. Due to its selective nature, the laser does not impact the healthy tissue. This allows for more healthy tissue to remain in the mouth, often translating into less gum recession post-surgery. The laser aids the gums in sealing against the teeth roots, so no sutures are necessary to hold the gums in place. Patients find the procedure to cause little pain or discomfort, and most require less than a day to recover afterward.

Patients in Germantown now have access to LANAP for gum disease treatment at the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington. Patients who go untreated may experience severe bleeding and inflammation as well as tooth loss. More information about LANAP and gum disease is available at

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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