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Rocvkille MD Periodontist, Dr. Steven N. Rice, Can Now Treat Patients Suffering From Gum Disease With The FDA Cleared Laser Gum Surgery


Dr. Steven N. Rice, D.D.S., of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington stays up with innovations in dentistry and currently technology so that patients requiring periodontal disease treatment are able to receive the latest cures. With the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, Gum disease treatment is a minor surgery for patients suffering from the disease.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

Steven N. Rice, D.D.S., uses the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and the PerioLase MVP-7 laser as a successful option for periodontal disease treatment. He has joined the ranks of only one percent of dental professionals qualified to utilize this procedure. LANAP is a less-invasive technique that most patients find causes only minimal discomfort. The laser is extremely selective and is specifically designed for gum disease treatment.

The PerioLase MVP-7 is designed to send pulses of light that attack the bacteria in the mouth as well as eliminate unhealthy gum tissue. Healthy tissue, teeth and bone are not adversely affected by the laser, so there is less incidence of gum recession using this periodontal disease treatment procedure. The bacteria collect in pockets between the gums and the teeth and are killed by the laser. The bad tissue is removed and the healthy tissue is compacted and aided in re-attaching to the tooth root. The bone is stimulated to regenerate. There is no need for scalpels or even for sutures with this procedure.

Gum disease treatment is a much needed procedure in this country as millions of adults suffer from its effects. Many do not seek treatment for gum or periodontal disease, so with the new LANAP procedure, Dr. Rice is hoping more people will get the treatment they need. What some people don't realize is that gum disease not only causes dental issues, but it is also a contributor to such things as low birth-weight babies, heart disease and even pancreatic cancer.

Because the LANAP procedure doesn't use a scalpel, it does not require a lengthy recovery time and causes little, if any, discomfort. Most people can resume a normal activity level the same day as the procedure. People who suspect they have gum disease may want to learn more about gum disease treatment and the LANAP procedure by visiting

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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