It takes time to heal. But, what if we could speed up the process? As technology in the medical field advances, new techniques – like the use of platelet rich plasma for healing – can be used by a dentist in Dania Beach to better their practice!
Platelet Rich Plasma is a by-product of blood that is rich in platelets. Blood platelets help the body to perform an array of essential functions within the body. This includes but is not limited to blood clot formation and the release of growth factors. These both play a role in the healing process. Platelets stimulate stem cells within the body. This helps encourage healing after treatment.
More recently, dentist have been able to implement platelet rich plasma in their practices. Dentists can use it during clinic dentistry. This includes bone grafting for implants, which include cleft lip and palate closures, sinus lifts, and inlay and onlay grafts. Fistula and bone repairs can also utilize platelet rich plasma. PRP treatment quickens heal time, reduces the risk of infection, and offers safety because it is the patient's own blood plasma.
To begin, your dentist will evaluate you to see if you are a candidate for PRP treatment. A small amount of blood will be drawn and put in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from red blood cells. A second centrifuge will concentrate the platelets. After surgery, the dentist will apply the PRP to the area to expedite healing.
From general and preventative dentistry to orthodontics, at TLC, we can address all of your dental needs. So, request a reservation today to sit down with one of our talented dentists!