PRP

Pro Dental Care

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in South Elgin, IL & Sleepy Hollow, IL

If you require oral surgery, swift and effective healing is a top priority. At Pro Dental Care in South Elgin, Sleepy Hollow, and Elgin, Illinois, Dr. Rick Brar and Dr. Keith Bram offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a powerful tool that can enhance your natural healing function. To learn more about PRP and its integration into oral surgery treatment plans, schedule a consultation today. Online booking is one option, or you’re always welcome to call to check appointment availability.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a solution created from a small volume of your own blood. The preparation is made by drawing blood and then spinning it at a high rate of speed in a device called a centrifuge.

Your blood is made of a liquid called plasma and a combination of solids, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Your platelets play a key role in helping your blood to clot and contain special proteins called growth factors that work to speed healing.

Once the centrifuge isolates the plasma, the platelets are collected and reintroduced to that plasma. That creates a powerful preparation that can then be injected virtually anywhere in your body where healing is necessary.

What are the benefits of PRP in oral surgery?

There are many reasons to consider incorporating PRP into your Pro Dental Care oral surgery treatment plan. After an extraction, bone grafting, or dental implants, PRP can help by:

  • Accelerating recovery time
  • Reducing the risk of infection by sealing the wound
  • Lowering the risk of post-surgical complications
  • Potentially lessening the need for pain medications

Many men and women who choose to add PRP into their surgical plan do so because of the appeal of a natural approach that harnesses their body’s own healing abilities.

Is platelet-rich plasma safe?

One of the biggest draws of using PRP to boost healing is the fact that the preparation comes from your own body. That means there is virtually no risk of infection and no concern that your body might reject the therapy due to an allergic or other negative reaction.

Platelet-rich plasma is becoming one of the most highly sought-after therapies for a wide range of medical and dental applications. Tendon and ligament injuries, muscle and joint repair, and even hair growth and aesthetic treatments are making use of this powerful healing treatment.

If you have questions or concerns about how PRP can help you heal after oral surgery, schedule a consultation at Pro Dental Care today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you can always call or stop by the office to check availability.