Platelet rich plasma is one of the biggest trends in medical and dental treatments today. Just as the name suggests, platelet rich plasma is taken from your own blood. Your dentist only needs a small quantity of blood (just 55 cc) to do platelet rich plasma therapy when you’re having surgery. Dr. Sedaros places your blood sample in a centrifuge machine that spins it at extremely high speed, and this pulls the platelets out from the rest of your blood. While the amount of platelets is small, the amount of good they can do is huge. Here’s what you need to know about platelet rich plasma therapy.
The Powerful Healing of Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma allows you to speed up healing. While you’re healing, your body uses many different cells including platelets. The platelets are responsible for blood clotting and releasing growth factors. Those growth factors help you make new stem cells to regenerate tissue faster. All of this means that you can heal much faster and much better than you otherwise would.
Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Growth
One of the most common problems for patients who need dental implants may be that they don’t have enough strong jaw bone to support the implants. Fortunately, platelet rich plasma may be able to help you gain the bone you need, the natural way. One of the growth factors that platelet rich plasma releases, bone morphogenic protein, can help you grow bone reliably and quickly before you get dental implants. Bone morphogenic protein derived from platelet rich plasma can also help with sinus lift procedures, ridge augmentation, and other types of oral surgery.
Convenience of Platelet Rich Plasma
One of the most significant benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy is that it’s extremely convenient. You don’t have to go to a hospital or surgical facility: Dr. Sedaros does platelet rich plasma therapy on site at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants. It’s a simple procedure that doesn’t take very long.
Shorter Post-Surgery Healing After Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma therapy offers extremely fast healing time. Because the treatment area is super-saturated with growth factors from platelet rich plasma, you’ll start to grow tissue faster than your body is normally capable of. With platelet rich plasma, you can repair and grow tissue far more efficiently than you would have been able to otherwise.
Cost Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma therapy may have an incredible number of benefits, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not affordable. In fact, platelet rich plasma therapy is one of the most cost effective treatments available for tissue and bone growth and regeneration today. The platelet rich plasma harvesting is done here at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants, which means you don’t have to pay the high fees associated with hospital or blood bank harvesting.
The Safety of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma therapy is remarkably safe and well tolerated — and that’s because it’s your very own blood platelets that are doing the healing. The centrifuge machine used to extract the platelet rich plasma is completely sterile, and nothing touches your blood. Dr. Sedaros uses a new syringe to extract the platelets from the tube, which means the entire process is clean and safe.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is often a great way to heal faster after oral surgery, and it can also be an excellent way to get prepared for dental implants if you don’t have sufficient bone material to retain the implants. No matter why platelet rich plasma therapy is used, it’s an effective treatment with many benefits.
If you’re wondering how platelet rich plasma therapy can help you, talk to Dr. Sedaros about all of its benefits. This treatment may just be the thing that allows you to heal faster and more effectively than you ever have with any dental surgery in the past.
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