Platelet rich plasma therapy has been used in hospitals and other medical settings to help promote the body’s own natural healing processes. Now you can receive this treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Frederick for help healing after a number of dental procedures. To learn more, keep reading.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?
The platelets in your blood are a part of your body’s immune and response system, helping to speed healing in the body. In particular, they help blood to clot and stimulate the growth of new tissue after an injury or surgery. They also lower your risk of post-surgical infection. In order to perform this therapy, a small sample of your blood, usually only about two ounces, is drawn during a quick and easy procedure. The blood is placed into a centrifuge, which separates the blood into red blood cells and plasma—the former of which is used to further obtain platelets with the growth factor stimulants to help healing. After your oral surgery or treatment, your cosmetic dentist will apply the platelet rich plasma, mixed as a gel, to the area for faster healing and regrowth of tissue.
When is Platelet Rich Plasma Used?
Your cosmetic dentist can use platelet rich plasma therapy for a number of procedures, including:
- Bone grafts, which are required for a number of cosmetic procedures, including dental implants, repairs to the cleft palate, and sinus or ridge procedures.
- Bone repair, which is needed following the removal of teeth, growths, or cysts from the mouth.
- Tissue repair after the removal of fistulas, which are abnormal connections between your sinus cavity and your mouth.
If you want to learn how you can benefit from platelet rich plasma treatment, contact Premiere Dental Arts. We are committed to providing high-quality care and the very best in cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction with the latest in dental and medical techniques. You can find out more about our team and our treatments on the Web or by calling (240) 215-3510.