When periodontist Dr. Karl A. Rose started his own periodontal practice in 1980, he was dedicated to creating the best dental office possible for his valued patients. In addition to attending continuing education courses over the years to keep his skills sharp, Dr. Rose is considered a true pioneer in the field of periodontics, developing some of the most useful bone regeneration procedures used throughout the world today.
Located in Chevy Chase, MD, Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington, also referred to as PAIGW, provides state-of-the-art dental and periodontal services to people throughout Fairfax, VA, Arlington, VA, Washington, D.C., Bethesda, MD, and many other local communities.
Patients who visit the practice enjoy a long list of advanced dental services, including gum disease treatment, gum grafting, cosmetic restorations, laser dentistry, adult orthodontics, gum recession treatment, and even dental implants. Known throughout the Greater Washington area as premiere periodontists, Dr. Rose won’t stop until your mouth is healthy and you are happy with the way your teeth look and feel.
Dr. Rose is a certified periodontist who has received extensive training in the placement of dental implants. Dental implants, which are false teeth that are surgically implanted into your jaw tissue, offer an incredibly stable bite surface. In fact, because dental implants are anchored with titanium posts that fuse to your natural bone tissue, implants can help to ward off bone loss, strengthen your periodontal arch, and protect the surrounding teeth.
Before dental implants can be placed, Dr. Rose will carefully evaluate the health of your smile. Some patients need prerequisite procedures such as bone grafting or treatment for periodontal disease, since damaged bone or ongoing gum disease can affect the outcome of your dental implant placement. Dr Rose has extensive training in the field of implant dentistry, and have placed dental implants since 1986. In addition to having a deep understanding of the mechanisms, varieties, and placement of dental implants, Dr. Rose is innately familiar with the potential complications of the procedure, and will watch your smile closely to check for any problems. Careful pre-planning and advanced imagery techniques have helped Dr. Rose to eliminate risk factors for patients, which is why their dental implant surgical success rate hovers around 100%.
At Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington, Dr. Rose also specializes in periodontal disease treatment. Focusing on conservative periodontal therapy, Dr. Rose will start by evaluating the condition of your teeth and gums, working with each patient to develop a completely customized treatment plan. In addition to focusing on at-home care and lifestyle changes, Dr. Rose monitors your condition carefully to make sure that you are healing properly. Here are just a few of the periodontal procedures offered by Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington.
If non-surgical treatments aren’t effective, the doctors may recommend scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the gums are gently lifted away from the teeth to expose the underlying tooth surfaces and gingival pockets. This area is thoroughly sanitized and debrided, and the surfaces of the teeth are cleaned to remove plaque and tartar accumulations. The goal of scaling and planing is to create an environment where the gums can heal.
For moderate to advanced cases of periodontal disease, LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, may be recommended. During LANAP, a special dental laser fitted with a periodontal probe is inserted into the space between the teeth and gums. By moving the laser around the teeth, Dr. Rose can quickly zap away bacteria and dead tissue, improving the health of the teeth and gums.
Ongoing gum disease can ravage your smile, but Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington are there to help. In addition to offering in-depth procedures to remove ongoing disease, they also offer a wide range of restorative dental procedures, including crowns, veneers, dental bonding and dental implants to perfect your smile.
5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 620
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Feel free to use the online contact form below to ask any questions you may have about Dr. Rose or our office. We can also be contacted at (301) 637-5318. We would be happy to answer all your questions!