Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
Leveraging February’s status as American Heart Month, Dr. Steven N. Rice of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery- Institute of Washington is educating Rockville, MD patients about the relationship between gum disease and heart disease and the importance of seeking gum disease treatment as soon as symptoms become present. It is acknowledged by both dental and medical professionals that the existence of gum disease, especially if left untreated, can increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but, it can be prevented and controlled. With that in mind, February is American Heart Month and there can be no better time than the present to look for ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. With research showing a very clear link between gum disease and heart disease, seeking gum disease treatment in Rockville is one of the steps to take to help reduce the risk of this potentially lethal condition.
Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by the buildup of bacteria on the teeth. The bacteria responsible for this infection are able to travel through the body causing or aggravating other medical conditions. Dr. Rice offers Rockville patients multiple options for gum disease treatment based upon their unique circumstances. From traditional surgeries to laser gum surgery, Dr. Rice and his staff offer leading-edge treatments and focus on achieving optimal results while maintaining comfort for their patients.
Patients that are interested in learning more about the prevention or treatment of gum disease, can visit http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com or call the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery- Institute of Washington. Make it a priority this February to take steps to reduce the risk of heart disease, begin by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rice.
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 LANAP® 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.