In the wake of the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic and the safety of our staff and patients, Dr. Lentz closed our office temporarily at the end of last week, 20th March, 2020.
Our voicemail has been updated to instruct patients with dental emergencies to follow the prompts to reach Dr. Lentz. This web notice is to inform patients that state and federal mandates recommend we close our office until we can equip ourselves with proper protective equipment. That equipment is not yet available because it is being directed to front line emergency workers in hospitals handling the outbreak. At this time, we are working closely with specialists to treat emergency dental conditions that are resulting in pain, swelling and fever.
State wide - No restorative treatment will be rendered at this time. Just emergency treatment (i.e. root canals and extractions) by our specialists.
Think of Dr. Lentz as a quarterback directing emergency traffic to the proper specialists. Please feel free to call and leave a message for emergency: 678-802-1209. Dr. Lentz will call back as soon as possible to trouble shoot your specific concern. We are monitoring daily, awaiting proper protective equipment orders to arrive, and will update our Lanier Valley Dentistry Family with any changes.
We are always trying to explore treatments that partner with your body to enhance and accelerate the healing process. One such option is platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy. This solution is natural, safe, and made from a sample of your own blood. PRF is now widely used to help patients heal at a faster rate from invasive oral procedures while reducing inflammation.
Terms To Know
To better understand PRF, there are a few terms you should familiarize yourself with first.
Defining Platelet-Rich Fibrin Therapy
The best way to explain PRF therapy is to describe how it is developed and applied.
PRF is so effective that the potential applications of a PRF membranes are endless. In the field of dentistry, PRF is most commonly used for the following:
There are many advantages to using PRF therapy. It is safe and natural because it is made from your own blood. There is no risk for the transmission of disease. The possibility of infection is lower and the period of healing is accelerated. PRF stimulates hard and soft tissue by promoting tissue synthesis. With PRF you are less likely to experience complications and discomfort.