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January 29, 2016 17:39 ET

Top Atlanta Dentists Using New Technology to Speed Up Post-Op Recovery

MARIETTA, GA –--(Marketwired - January 29, 2016) - Atlanta West Dentistry, a comprehensive family dental office, has implemented new dental technology to promote fast healing after extractions and dental implant placement.

Atlanta West Dentistry's Dr. Travis Watson and Dr. Lauren Bowersox are implant dentists in Marietta who are constantly looking at ways to make the dental implant process more efficient and more comfortable for patients. The new Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) technology is proven to speed up healing, minimize or eliminate post-operative discomfort and improve on lifetime success rates.

PRF technology uses a medical centrifuge – spinning the patient's own blood – to compact the platelets and healing factors into a clot for immediate healing. This prevents any open wounds in the mouth, which trap food and can be painful.

"We use this for not only implant surgery but also for facilitating healing after tooth extractions, specifically wisdom teeth extractions," Dr. Watson said. "Patients are amazed at how little pain they have the next day and the fact that they leave the office not having to bite down on gauze. This is because the bleeding stops instantly once the PRF clot is applied to the surgical site."

PRF technology was discovered in France five years ago and is used by only a handful of dentists in the United States. Dr. Watson said the dental team at Atlanta West Dentistry has already received great results with the PRF system, adding that patients are less apprehensive about treatment when they know they will have a quick recovery.

"We are very excited to add PRF technology to our office. It has already proven to be a huge asset for our ability to help patients get dental surgery performed and heal quickly with very little pain," Dr. Watson said. "This is essentially what our mission is, which is to make the dental process easy, non-stressful and without pain."

Atlanta West Dentistry, 1808 Powder Springs Rd. SW, is a state-of-the-art office built in 2013. The practice provides all phases of dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental implants. Dr. Travis Watson and Dr. Cameron Watson use the latest techniques and technology to provide thorough and compassionate dental care to all their patients.

The Atlanta dental practice offers the cosmetic solution Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to gradually move teeth into a more appropriate position; dental implants to replace single missing teeth and entire arches of missing teeth; laser dentistry to treat patients with gum disease; and comfortable digital impressions. The staff also uses a handheld device known as The Wand, which delivers local anesthesia without pain.

A Georgia native, Dr. Travis Watson earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Georgia. He then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Travis Watson was accepted into the General Practice Residency at University of Alabama-Birmingham, one of the country's top residency programs. The program expanded Dr. Travis Watson's dental skills to include oral surgery, dental implant placement and IV sedation.

Dr. Travis Watson has completed more than 2,000 hours of continuing education over the past 10 years. He has trained at The Dawson Academy and The Pankey Institute, two of the most prestigious dental training institutes in the country. Dr. Travis Watson is one of the youngest dentists to have earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, he was rated in Atlanta Magazine as one of the city's 5-star dentists, and during his residency, he was presented with the Most Outstanding Resident award. Dr. Travis Watson also holds a Fellowship with the International College of Dentists and is president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cameron Watson earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2002. She trained in sedation dentistry with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Cameron Watson renders safe nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to patients suffering from dental anxiety or for patients who need multiple treatments completed in one visit.

Dr. Cameron Watson is trained to place Invisalign for patients with crooked teeth, gapped teeth or mild bite issues. She completed her training in orthodontics with the Aligntech Institute – the makers of Invisalign – and American Orthodontic Society. She also received training in endodontics from the Essential Dental Training Center in New York City.

Dr. Cameron Watson was listed by Cobb Life Magazine as a rising star younger than 40. She holds memberships with the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Northeast District Dental Society and American Orthodontic Society.

Atlanta West Dentistry supports the Kiwanis Club, Alzheimer's Association, WellStar Foundation, March of Dimes' March for Babies, The Center for Children & Young Adults of Cobb County (CCYA), Good Samaritan Health Center and MUST Ministries.

Atlanta West Dentistry serves patients of all ages and provides beautiful and natural-looking restorations that will last for years. Patients in the Atlanta area struggling with missing teeth can find solutions by visiting the website or calling the office at 770-744-4619.

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