What are PRP Treatments?
PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is often used in surgical procedures to promote quicker and more optimal healing. By extracting your own blood and putting it through a centrifuge, we are able to separate the plasma from all other components. We then inject or place the plasma on areas where healing is needed. The process can be used for all types of oral surgeries including extractions, sinus lifts, jaw surgery, dental implants and bone and soft tissue grafting.
Why are PRP Treatments needed?
PRP treatments can help your body to heal and are deemed safe and highly effective. While PRP treatment was once specific to the hospital setting, more dental practices and clinics are using this revolutionary technology to help patients heal quickly and efficiently. Because treatment utilizes your own blood, it is completely safe so that there is no question about disease transmission. The process is done in our office and can be done on an as-needed basis.
What makes you a good candidate for PRP Treatments?
Patients who are undergoing PRP treatment should be healthy enough to have their blood drawn and used for this particular purpose. Most patients benefit from PRP treatments and we can explain how and why this process will help the specific procedure you’re having done. You will come in for a consultation to determine if PRP treatment is right for you. At your next appointment, we can extract your blood and separate the plasma to be used for oral surgeries.
What can be expected with PRP Treatments?
You will come in and have a consultation with us regarding PRP treatment. We will then extract your blood as would be done for any other medical procedure. The blood is put into a centrifuge where it is spun at high speeds to separate the different elements. The plasma is then removed from the vial and either injected or placed over the surgical site. The purpose of the PRP treatment is to promote quicker and more efficient healing. We use only the blood extracted and the process can be repeated for future surgeries.
If you are interested in PRP treatments and want to learn more about this option, call us today and we can help in answering any of your questions.