What you need to know about PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP derives from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and it contains growth factors that influence wound healing. Basically, PRP is plasma with a big concentration of platelets that are typically found in blood.
Which means PRP Therapy is about injecting the concentration of platelets into a specific damaged area of the human body to promote tissue repair and accelerate healing.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has made headlines, often because it is favored by elite athletes to help them recover from injury. Famous athletes like Tiger Woods and tennis star Rafael Nadal have been known to use these injections to help heal injuries.
A few years ago, PRP was exclusively used as a permanent solution for conditions such as arthritis and ligament or tendon sprains, but today PRP has become very popular in the dental area playing an important role in the patient’s recovery process after an oral surgery.
The Use of PRP in Dental Surgery and Aesthetic dentistry
Recovery after tooth extraction/healing of alveolar socket
Jaw Bone reconstruction (Ridge augmentation)
Supportive treatment by placement of Dental Implants
Face rejuvenation/Anti aging treatment……
Like we just mentioned, PRP is a new approach to tissue regeneration and it is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many procedures in dental surgery, especially in ageing patients.
Most people can resume their normal activities almost immediately after having a PRP injection. The average time from blood-drawing to the injection itself is about half – an – hour.