Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 28, 2013
Dr. Steven N. Rice of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington helps diabetes sufferers manage their risk of complications from the disease by using a new laser gum disease treatment in Rockville to eliminate their gum disease. People with diabetes are at a higher risk for contracting infections which include periodontitis, and the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) offers an easier, more effective method of treating it than ever before.
It has long been known that diabetes makes it more likely that a diabetic person will have instances of gum disease, as they are more susceptible to any type of infection. Current research is now also showing that the relationship between periodontitis and diabetes is two-way, illustrating an increase in blood sugar levels when periodontal infection is present. This increase in blood sugar may make the management of diabetes more difficult and open a patient up to the risk of further complications. Through LANAP, Dr. Rice can offer effective gum disease treatment in Rockville that may reduce that risk.
LANAP uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser which targets and detects only the infected gum tissue and essentially is able to vaporize it. As part of the gum disease treatment in Rockville the buildup of any tartar or calculus in the area is removed to help prevent regrowth of the bacteria that causes the infection. At the completion of the process, the laser then seals the area off to minimize bleeding and promote healing. LANAP is a much faster process than traditional gum disease surgery. It also has far less impact on surrounding soft tissue, resulting in a much simpler recovery and no additional loss of healthy gum tissue, which is common in scalpel surgeries.
Overall, LANAP can help people with diabetes manage their complication risk by delivering healthy gums and minimizing the exposure to such infections. Diabetic patients are encouraged to visit the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery- Institute of Washington website at http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com or call Dr. Rice’s office to learn more about how they may be able to benefit from laser periodontal disease surgery to improve their health.
About The Doctor
Advanced Laser Gum Surgery- Institute of Washington is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in 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 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.