Germantown, MD (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
Dr. Steven N. Rice of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery-Institute of Washington now accepts patients from the Germantown, MD area. The residents of this area should be excited by this news, as Dr. Rice is able to offer a number of innovative treatment options to patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions. Among the many treatments available through the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery-Institute of Washington include dental implants and the LANAP® laser protocol, both of which make use of some of the most advanced and innovative techniques available. Patients who are in need of gum disease treatment and wish to replace missing teeth with implants can therefore benefit from the fact that Dr. Rice performs LANAP® treatment, as this is often necessary to prepare the oral environment to receive dental implants in Germantown, MD.
Both gum disease and tooth loss are incredibly common issues in the United States, yet there are many who fail to seek treatment or delay in seeking care. The incidence of Americans who have lost at least one permanent tooth is 69 percent among adults between the ages of 35 to 44, while 26 percent of adults over the age of 74 have lost all of their permanent teeth. The incidence rate of gum disease among Americans is also high, as 47 percent of adults in this country suffer from some form of gum disease. To underscore the severity of this condition, there have been many recent studies that have found that there is some link between the presence of gum disease and other serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Fortunately, individuals in need of gum disease treatment and dental implants in Germantown, MD can now turn to Dr. Rice for treatment. For sufferers of gum disease, Dr. Rice provides the LANAP® laser protocol, a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates gum disease without the use of a scalpel or sutures. This also minimizes gum recession and does not induce harm to the healthy gum tissue. It is critical for gum disease to be addressed and the gum tissues return to a healthy state prior to placing dental implants; otherwise, the dental implant procedure carries a higher rate of failure. For those who are in need of dental implants, Dr. Rice uses a method that secures a dental implant into the jaw bone, resulting in a long lasting and effective tooth replacement.
Individuals who are in need of either gum disease treatment or dental implants in Germantown, MD should contact Dr. Rice’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation. The doctor will likely discuss the treatment options that are available and provide advice on how best to proceed.
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 Diplomat 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.