The doctors at Stubbs Dental are specially trained to implement Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy during oral surgery. PRP is the use of concentrated blood platelets to heal a wound from surgery. This advanced technique uses the patient's own blood to promote healing.
The patient's own blood is extracted and placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells. This process creates a concentration of platelets with more growth factors than 'whole blood'.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy replicates the natural healing process of the body, however since it is highly concentrated, the patient will experience many benefits. When our bodies experience an injury, in this case, a wound from oral surgery, our bodies send platelets to the injured site to start the regeneration process. PRP Therapy works in the same way. Patients who take advanced of this procedure experience:
- Less pain
- Faster healing of dental implants
- Faster healing after wisdom teeth removal
- Lower incidence of dry socket after a tooth extraction
- Better healing and strength of the bone after dental implants and bone grafts