Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
To Improve Dental Implants Placement Success
Dental implants are inserted through an invasive oral surgery procedure. As a result, following the surgery, you are left with a wound that can - even though rare - take long to heal, or even heal improperly, thus resulting in implant failure. However, what if it was possible to accelerate the healing, thus increasing the chances of implant placement success? At Periodontal Associates, we offer platelets rich plasma therapy, a treatment that helps to accelerate healing following oral surgical procedures such as dental implant placement.
What Does the Platelets Rich Plasma Therapy Involve?
Platelets rich plasma therapy involves the use of blood plasma that contains a concentrated level of platelets to accelerate the healing process following an oral surgery procedure. The platelet-rich plasma is created by drawing a small amount of blood from your body. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from plasma and platelets. The red blood cells are then discarded, leaving behind blood plasma containing a high level of platelets - the platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The PRP is then injected into the oral surgery site, where it accelerates healing in two ways:
Dental Implants Application of Platelets Rich Plasma
PRP is a popular treatment for dental implant placement. Following the surgical insertion of dental implants, the platelet-rich plasma is injected around the implant wounds, thus enabling them to heal faster. The accelerated healing process also reduces the risk of complications following the surgery, which can cause implant failure - for example, excessive bleeding or infection.
Aside from dental implant placement, PRP therapy can also be used in other dental procedures that are performed in preparation for dental implants. Examples include:
Other Oral Surgery Applications
Aside from dental implant or dental implant-related procedures, PRP therapy has several other applications in dentistry. It can be used to accelerate healing following tooth extraction, removal of lesions or cysts, full mouth reconstruction, and other invasive dental surgical procedures. It can also help to promote faster regeneration of damaged oral tissues when used in combination with various restorative treatments.
Looking for more information about platelet-rich plasma therapy? Call Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414 with any questions you might have.