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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The human body has an incredible ability to heal itself. Immediately following an injury, the body begins to repair itself, stopping the bleeding and generating new cell and tissue growth. This occurs following an accidental injury or a surgical wound. Following surgery, it is essential that you heal quickly and properly to avoid infections and other complications. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can help to speed up the healing process with platelet-rich plasma.


Platelets are tiny cells that reside in your blood. These cells are responsible for wound healing. When you are injured, the body triggers a message and platelets travel to the site of the wound. They work to form a clot, which stops bleeding. Platelets also contain growth factors, which work to stimulate new cell and tissue growth.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a product used in medical and dental fields to help speed up the natural healing process in your body while also reducing the risk for infections or other issues. PRP is made using your blood. We concentrate the platelets in a sample of blood, which provides additional platelets at the site of the injury. With more platelets, there are more growth factors to regenerate new cells and tissues.

The Making of PRP

Making PRP is a quick, simple process that can be completed in the same visit as your treatment appointment. We begin by taking a small sample of your blood. This sample is then spun in a centrifuge, which is right in our office. The centrifuge spins very rapidly, separating out the plasma from the red blood cells. After spinning, we remove the plasma layer so that it can be spun a second time. This concentrates the platelets, creating PRP. Once your procedure is over, we can take the PRP and place a thick layer over your sutured injuries. In addition to stimulating new cell and tissue growth, PRP also works as a biological bandage, sealing out bacteria and other debris to protect the wound during healing.

Uses for PRP

PRP has many uses in the field of dentistry and cosmetic surgery, including:
•  Following gum grafting surgery.
•  Repairing fistulas.
•  Following a bone graft surgery, including bone grafts for implants, a sinus lift, or repairing a cleft lip or palate.
•  Repairing bone following facial reconstruction or after the removal of a cyst.
•  eyebrow and scalp restoration
•  skin rejuvenation on the face, neck, and hand

What Benefits Does PRP Offer?

PRP has plenty of incredible benefits.
•  It is convenient. We draw your blood before we begin your procedure. There is no need for an additional appointment.
•  It is affordable. We only require a small sample of your blood. You also do not need to worry about going to a hospital or laboratory preparations.
•  You can heal faster following dental procedures. With a higher concentration of platelets at the surgical site, there are more growth factors, which can stimulate more cell and tissue growth. This helps to speed up your rate of healing.
•  There is a much lower risk of infection. PRP acts like a biological bandage, which seals out harmful bacteria and other debris. Also, with faster healing, there is less risk of bacteria entering the surgical wounds.
•  Using PRP is completely safe. Because we use your blood, there is no risk for disease transmission or other issues that might be associated with using donor blood.

For more information on PRP and just how it can benefit you, call Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center at (570) 323-1900 today.

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