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Platelet Rich Plasma, when placed in a dental surgical site promotes faster soft tissue and bone healing. Harvested from a small sample of a patient’s own blood before the procedure, Platelet Rich Plasma offers a completely safe method for improving and accelerating the recovery and healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors, which stimulate and attract stem cells to the dental surgical site to enhance post-operative healing. While accelerating both tissue regeneration and growth, PRP also provides a natural scaffold for cell proliferation that supports the recovery process and protects the open wound from the oral environment as well as infection.
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma has applications across a range of dental surgical procedures, including bone grafting for the placement of dental implants, guided bone regeneration, ridge augmentation, the repair of bony defects following tooth removal, sinus lifts and the treatment of facial trauma. With the use of Platelet Rich Plasma, the risks of complications and infection during the recovery process are decreased. While speeding up and improving the quality of healing is important for all patients who are undergoing a surgical procedure, platelet rich fibrin may be particularly helpful for patients with medical conditions that interfere with healing.