If we told you the use of your own tissue could speed up your post-surgery recovery would you believe us? With today’s medical advances this doesn’t come to a surprise to many but it’s true, the use of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, harvested from your own blood can hasten your recovery.
Traditionally separating platelets from blood was costly, required a large amount of blood and needed to be performed in a hospital. With today’s technology Dr. Sedaros can harvest and produce a sufficient quantity of platelets from just 55 cc of blood while you’re having surgery.
Platelets speed recovery by taking advantage of the body’s natural healing pathways. The excess platelets rush to the wound to form blood clots and release a myriad of growth factors. There is power in numbers, and the more cells sent to heal the faster stem cells with be stimulated to produce new host tissue.
PRP can be used in many operations including: bone grafting, sinus lifts, ridge augmentation, cleft lip and palate defects, repair of bone defects and repair of fistulas between the sinus cavity and the mouth.
If you have any questions about how PRP can be utilized in your oral surgery and speed up your recovery time, give the offices of Dr. Sedaros a call today.