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.
PlateletsPlatelets 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 PRPMaking 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 PRPPRP has many uses in the field of dentistry and cosmetic surgery, including:
What Benefits Does PRP Offer?PRP has plenty of incredible benefits.
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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