Utilizing only the latest tools and resources in the industry to meet patients’ needs, Dr. Frank Roach of Atlanta is able to improve and expedite care while ensuring patients’ comfort and satisfaction. Here, he discusses how platelet-rich therapy (PRP) can vastly cut down on the time it takes for wounds to heal following intensive dental procedures.
Over the years, Dr. Frank Roach of Atlanta has earned a reputation for excellence thanks to his dedication to patients, individual approach to care, and the breakthrough procedures and technology he employs in his offices. These sophisticated offerings ensure patients receive effective, long-term solutions for a range of concerns that are tailored to fit their individual needs.
“Not all the tech updates we make in our offices are immediately apparent, but they never fail to
deliver exceptional results that our patients notice over time,” says Dr. Frank Roach of Atlanta. “We’ve upgraded from clay molds to 3D-scans of patients’ teeth and from traditional 8 or 12 anchor dentures to the All-on-Four procedure. Our offices have even upgraded to the MoonRay S 3D Printer that allows us to create in-house models. Lately, we’ve incorporated PRP therapy to our offerings to significantly enhance and speed up patient healing.”
PRP therapy can be used following an invasive procedure to encourage faster and more thorough healing from surrounding tissues and cells. For years, doctors and medical specialists have turned to PRP as a revolutionary tool for cutting down on healing time when treating a range of injuries. While it has primarily been used as a solution for arthritis and tendon sprains in high-performance athletes in recent years, it’s also gained a lot of popularity in the beauty industry, too. The enriched plasma extracted from patients’ blood is a powerful healing agent that has an impact on skin cells, tissue, bone health, and more. Its usefulness in wound healing, though, is its most popular application today.
“Platelet-rich plasma calms down inflammation and delivers healing agents to wounds, helping
them close up much faster,” says Dr. Frank Roach of Atlanta. “This way, we can cut down on the amount of discomfort patients experience after surgery and the time it takes for things to return to normal.”
The growth factors used in PRP therapy can be applied directly onto wounds to promote faster healing through either a topical solution or an injection. Using centrifugation, machines in the offices of Dr. Frank Roach separate and concentrate plasma from patients’ own blood, so there’s never any concern over its source.
“PRP is simple and highly effective, and it’s proving to have a dramatic effect on patient comfort
and satisfaction,” says Dr. Frank Roach of Atlanta. “By applying platelet-rich plasma to wounds, dentists can provide faster healing with better protection from infectious agents for improved overall results.”