What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Plasma is a valuable byproduct of your blood that contains platelets, which clump together when you’re bleeding to initiate a blood clot. As a result, platelets play a crucial role in your body’s natural ability to heal.
Using advanced technology, we have the ability to separate plasma from your blood and concentrate the platelets, accelerating your recovery from an oral surgical procedure. Some of the most common ways we use platelet rich plasma (PRP) include:
- Bone Grafting — Bone grafting restores the strength and density of your jawbone, allowing many patients to receive dental implants who otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
- Bone Repair — This involves facial reconstruction surgery and repairing any damage that results from a tooth extraction.
- Fistula Repair — This describes when two organs and vessels are connected that shouldn’t be, such as your mouth and your sinus cavity.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma
Using PRP after your oral surgery offers several unique benefits, including:
- Accelerated Healing — When applied to your wounds, the concentrated platelets immediately stimulate the healing process.
- Reduced Risk For Infection — Since you heal from your procedure faster, your wound will close sooner, sealing out harmful bacteria that can potentially cause an infection.
- Safe — We use your own blood for the procedure, so there’s no risk of incompatibility or other issues.
- Convenient — We complete the process in-office during your procedure, and it’s relatively simple to perform.
How the Procedure Works
The process begins with us drawing a small amount of your blood. There’s no need to worry, as only a miniscule amount is needed to produce PRP. We’ll place the sample in a centrifuge, which will separate the plasma from your blood. We’ll then remove the plasma and place it in another centrifuge, which will separate the platelets and concentrate them.
After your oral surgery is complete, we’ll apply the platelet rich plasma directly to your wounds, triggering an immediate healing response in your body.
Visit Contemporary Dental Arts for PRP Treatment
If you want to take advantage of this advanced treatment option, call our office at (408) 253-4150 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper. We look forward to meeting you.