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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

A diagram showing blood sample with platelet rich plasma, platelet poor plasma and red blood cells separated at Periodontal Associates

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:
•  Creating blood clots. Bleeding is a common side effect following oral surgery, and it can go on for several hours, and sometimes longer when there are complications. Injecting PRP into a surgical wound helps to form blood clots faster. The clots stop the bleeding and allow the tissue regeneration process to start.
•  Enhancing the tissue regeneration process. The body heals itself through tissue regeneration process. The platelets contained in PRP help to accelerate this process by providing growth hormones that boost the tissue regeneration rate.

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:
•  After bone grafting and ridge augmentation procedures, PRP can be used to promote faster healing. This can help to reduce the waiting period that is needed before implants are placed.
•  Gum tissue grafting is used to restore damaged gums in preparation for implants. Using PRP can help to accelerate healing and at the same time, promote proper regeneration of the gums.
•  After sinus lift surgery. PRP following sinus lift surgery helps to accelerate the healing process, thus allowing for faster placement of implants.

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.
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