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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a specialized component of blood rich in platelets, essential for clot formation and releasing growth factors crucial for wound healing. While long utilized in hospitals, recent technological advancements have extended its application to dental procedures.

Applications of PRP in Dentistry:

  • Bone Grafting for Implants: PRP aids in bone regeneration for various procedures, including sinus lifts and ridge augmentation.
  • Bone Repair: Utilized in facial trauma reconstruction and repairing defects post-tooth extraction.
  • Fistula Repair: Addresses fistulas between the mouth and sinus cavity.

Benefits of PRP Treatment:

  • Enhanced Healing: PRP accelerates tissue synthesis, promoting faster tissue regeneration and reducing the risk of infections and complications.
  • Lower Infection Risk: PRP seals the wound, minimizing exposure to infectious agents and decreasing infection risks.
  • Safety and Convenience: Since PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, disease transmission is eliminated, making it a safe and convenient option.

Procedure Overview:

  • Assessment: The dentist evaluates your eligibility for PRP treatment, excluding patients with blood clotting disorders.
  • Blood Collection: A small blood sample is collected from the patient during an outpatient procedure.
  • Centrifugation: The blood sample is centrifuged to separate plasma and concentrate platelets containing growth factors.
  • Application: The concentrated PRP is applied to the surgical site immediately after suturing to expedite healing.
  • Aftercare: The dentist provides post-operative instructions and may prescribe pain medication if necessary.

If you’re interested in PRP treatment or have questions regarding your eligibility, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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