You may have heard of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Procedure, or PRP, associated with athletes of all sports in need of quick recovery with minimal pain. Many familiar sports figures have used this procedure, including Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods. While PRP is used to heal many areas of the body, let’s focus on how it can help with dental procedures.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a method used by surgeons that takes about an ounce of your own blood which is placed in a centrifuge and spun down to concentrated blood platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These platelets are added right into the extraction socket.
What Are the Benefits?
Patients in need of tooth extractions are ideal for PRP. There are quite a few benefits, including reduction of tooth extraction pain, preservation of the tooth extraction clot, reduced bruising and bleeding. Swelling and inflammation are decreased, wounds close quicker and, most importantly, tooth extraction pain is reduced. With Platelet Rich Plasma, you’ll be feeling fine in considerably less time, thanks to the amazing healing power of your own blood!
Need Help? Get In Touch
If your dentist has recommended an extraction or other periodontal procedure, contact us at Aurora Periodontal Care at 781-894-3223 to see how we can give you the fastest tooth extraction recovery.