Platelet Rich Plasma
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
What Should I Care About PRP?
It is important to remember that many dental procedures are multi-step and require multiple visits to complete. This is especially true if we are talking about something like bone grafting or dental implant surgery. New bone must grow from the grafting procedure before the implants can be placed, for example, which means that you want to grow a good amount of healthy bone as quickly as possible. Once you have enough bone for the procedure, the dental implant itself will also take multiple trips to complete. The implant site itself must heal before the process can be complete with a replacement tooth, which means that you are without that tooth until the implant has bonded with your jawbone and the wound around the implant is healthy and no longer a risk for infection.
The sooner that you heal, in other words, the faster you can be done with these dental procedures. Using PRP during the surgery can often greatly increase the healing process as well as the amount of healthy bone generated after a grafting procedure. That’s because the PRP releases an abundance of platelets, also known as the part of your blood that serves functions like forming blood clots and releasing growth factors, into your body. These platelets then actively promote healing, encouraging your body’s natural processes to work hard.
Is PRP Safe to Use?
PRP comes from your own body, which means that it is safe to use as there is little chance of your body reacting negatively to it. It is a safe option that can help increase the efficacy of your procedures, in other words.