Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has long been widely used in hospitals to promote faster healing. It is a byproduct of blood that is rich in growth factors and platelets. Today, advanced technology allows us to adapt this technique for dentistry. Some of the reasons our doctors use PRP are:
- Lowers the risk of infection – We apply PRP to a wound, which lowers the risk of problems and seals it away from infectious agents.
- Faster healing – Applying PRP to a wound speeds up the healing process and promotes faster tissue regeneration. Faster healing minimizes discomfort and minimizes the risk for infections or other complications.
- Safe and convenient – We don’t have to be concerned about disease transmission because we harvest PRP from your blood supply. We collect the small amount of blood needed during a routine outpatient procedure at our office.