In today’s day and age, the capabilities in the field of dentistry are more advanced than decades past. At Central Valley Dentistry, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the best and most sophisticated treatment to our Phoenix patients. One example is plasma therapy.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP is a by-product of your own blood, that is completely safe and effective when used for medical purposes. In fact, plasma therapy is a method that has long been used in a hospital setting, but it’s recently evolved in dentistry and is becoming more and more popular.
Before your dental surgery, we’ll collect a small amount of your blood. The sample will then be placed in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelet-rich plasma from your blood. Immediately after your procedure and before suturing up the site, our Phoenix dentist will place the PRP within the surgical area.
What Are the Benefits of Plasma Rich Therapy?
It comes with many names – you may have heard it as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Platelet-Rich Growth Factors (GFs), Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Matrix, or Platelet Concentrate. No matter what you want to call it, there are great benefits to using PRP.
The main reason for using this innovative method in dentistry is to help promote quicker, and better healing of your oral surgical site. By concentrating platelet rich plasma, we can help assist and jump-start your body’s ability to repair itself. It’s an especially good option for patients that have a delayed healing ability. For example, diabetic, and elderly patients would highly benefit from plasma therapy. It’s also effective during wisdom tooth extraction or dental implant placement.
In addition to faster healing, using PRP on a surgery site actually seals the wound more quickly and clots faster following oral surgery, lowering their risk of infection or post-operative complications (such as a dry socket). People also report that when undergoing plasma therapy, they experience less discomfort after treatment.
What Dental Procedures Are Recommended With PRP?
PRP is often suggested for our that are undergoing the following dental treatments:
- A sinus lift
- Ridge augmentation
- Tooth extractions
- Bone grafting
- Dental implants
- Bone repair
- Fistula repair
- Growth or cyst removal
- Cleft lip and/or palate surgery
How Does Plasma Therapy Work?
The PRP placed inside of your surgery site produces a fibrin membrane that stimulates the release of growth factors that help heal wounds. The more factors that are released, the more stem cells become stimulated to produce new tissue. Saturating a surgical site with platelet rich plasma will release the amount of growth factors needed to allow for quick tissue regrowth and healing!
Come See for Yourself
If you’re interested in learning out more about plasma rich platelet therapy in Phoenix, contact Central Valley Dentistry today. We’ll gladly see you for a consultation to determine if this innovative method is right for you