Consistently keeping at the cutting edge of technology and employing only the most advanced dental procedures, Dr. William Lanza has earned a reputation for excellence from his peers and his longtime patients. Below, he explains the usefulness of PRP therapy following invasive dental procedures as well as the impact it’s had on patients of the Dental Institute of Bethesda, MD.
His commitment to state-of-the-art procedures has allowed Dr. William Lanza to exceed his patients’ expectations for decades. He’s careful to keep his offices at the Dental Institute of Bethesda, MD equipped with only the most advanced tools available on the market. In addition, he attends local and national continuing education courses to constantly update his knowledge and skills so he can continue delivering solutions that set the standard for dental care.
At the Dental Institute of Bethesda,MD, treatment begins with preventative services before Dr. William Lanza addresses restorative needs and provides solutions for the long-term maintenance of good oral health.
One of the most beneficial and recent breakthroughs to appear in dentistry is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which is more commonly used in athletic injuries and skin cell restoration in the beauty industry. The powerful restorative qualities of PRP solutions have proven their worth for patients undergoing dental surgery and other invasive procedures.
“I think we’ve only scratched the surface of the medical benefits of PRP therapy, and already it’s
proving to change the game for patients while allowing dentists to provide even more
exceptional care and confidence in their work,” says Dr. William Lanza.
He mentions three key reasons dentists everywhere should incorporate PRP therapy into their practices.
Faster Wound Healing
Platelet-rich plasma, which is drawn from blood and filtered out through centrifugation, is a concentrated dose of special healing agents that can be applied into and around wounds to expedite healing. Each patient supplies their own plasma in-office prior to their procedure.
“The natural growth factors in plasma help heal wounds safely, especially since they are taken
directly from the patients’ own blood instead of being supplied from an external source,” says
Dr. William Lanza.
Protects Wounds from Infection
The healing agents in PRP are excellent for sealing up wounds faster and strengthening nearby cells so that they are better at fighting against harmful bacteria. This, in turn, lessens the chance of infection while providing a quicker recovery.
Minimizes Discomfort from Reduced Inflammation
Much of the pain following an invasive procedure––such as a root canal or dental implant––is a result from the inflammation that arises in and around wounds. PRP therapy and the growth factors within it targets inflamed areas and provides relief that lasts throughout the healing process.
“PRP therapy is a tremendous benefit to both patients and dental professionals, and it’s gaining a lot of traction in the dental industry,” says Dr. William Lanza. “Soon, dentists everywhere will have the means to offer platelet-rich plasma in their offices in conjunction with a number of procedures.”