Platelet Rich Plasma
Here at Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we want our patients to have access to the highest-quality dental services available. That’s why we offer Platelet Rich Plasma so that you can have a smoother recovery period.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment method used to expedite the body’s natural healing process. It has enjoyed a long history of use in medicine, and recent advances in dental science have brought it into our offices as well. But what is this treatment, and how does it work?
What are Platelets?
PRP makes use of platelets to speed up healing in a process that is completely natural and non-invasive. Platelets are particles in your blood that help the blood clot, sealing, and healing wounds. Platelets also release growth factors that work to generate new tissue as quickly as possible, aiding further in the healing process.
This is why platelets are used so effectively in the post-treatment healing process. PRP treatments are meant to inject more platelets into the site of injury to speed up the healing process.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
During the PRP procedure, we will draw some of your blood and place it in a centrifugal device that will separate the platelets from the rest of the red blood cells. Dr. Jay P. Malmquist will then apply the PRP to the site of the incision.
PRP is clinically proven to provide patients with shorter recovery periods and fewer complications after dental surgery and other procedures. It also allows you to return to work right away after you’ve had a medical procedure, and it reduces the need for strong anti-inflammation and pain medicine. PRP is also proven to significantly reduce your chances of infection after oral surgery.
Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma
Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery uses PRP for a variety of different applications:
Frequently Asked Questions
PRP is a controversial topic within medicine today, and unreasonably so. Many people are uninformed or misinformed about PRP and how it works, so let’s clear a few things up.
Is PRP Available for Any Oral Procedure?
Yes. At Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we offer it for all of our oral surgeries.
How Long Does a PRP Treatment Take?
Once we draw blood, we place it into the centrifugal device for at least 10 minutes to prepare it for reinjection.
Is PRP Painful?
No. It’s exactly the opposite. PRP is used to limit your pain and discomfort after a surgical procedure.
What if I’m Afraid of Needles and Having Blood Drawn?
You can still receive this treatment even if needles cause you discomfort. We always take care to help our patients relax and feel comfortable during the procedure. If we use IV sedation for the surgery, we will draw blood when you are unconscious.
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