Dr Peter Sanders is a dentist that has always given great consideration to the comfort and care of his patients. Over the years, Dr Sanders has incorporated new progressive technologies, once efficacy and safety are proven, to ensure he is always able to offer the very highest level of comfort and in many cases, this transforms the patient experience.
One of the areas that Dr Sanders has applied great attention to, is the healing period after implant treatment. In 2014, Dr Sanders introduced Platelets Rich in Growth Factor, also known as PRGF treatment, a revolutionary technology that vastly improves the healing process of implant placement and oral surgery. We spoke with him recently to discuss PRGF treatment and what to expect from it.
What is PRGF treatment?
PRGF is a healing technique that uses plasma concentrated from a small amount of the patient's blood. A small sample of blood is spun in a centrifugal device that allows the proteins - which naturally aid healing - to be isolated. These proteins can be used in various therapies including a membrane, which is then placed over the implant area to enhance and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Studies have shown that a much faster healing period is achieved in comparison to non-PRGF cases.
How can PRGF help patients recover from implant treatment?
PRGF has proven to not only reduce swelling but also reduce discomfort and accelerate healing whilst facilitating tissue regeneration. This has generally made the implant treatment an even more comfortable and smooth process for Dr Sanders’ patients.
Is PRGF used to accelerate healing after implant treatment safe?
The technique is a safe, natural and efficient procedure since the body is using its own resources to naturally generate tissue growth. PRGF is a standard part of the process of implant treatment at Dental Confidence.
We have been using PRGF treatment to accelerate healing at Dental Confidence for many years now. It is safe, effective and 100% biocompatible as it is developed from the patient’s own body. It is definitely of great benefit to our patients and has greatly contributed to improving the high standard of comfort and care that we always strive to achieve.
What is the general feedback given by your patients who have had PRGF?
Recently, one of our patients summarised the quality of our services here at Dental Confidence perfectly:
“The technology used at Dental Confidence is designed to make the whole process of the treatment even better. For example, they use ‘PRGF treatment’, which is a way of using my blood sample to help healing and reduce swelling. The practice is very much at the forefront of technology.”
If you would like to ensure the healing process of your dental procedure is as quick as possible, we recommend discussing PRGF treatment with a specialist such as Dr Peter Sanders today. You can do so by visiting his Top Doctors profile here.