What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is a revolutionary advancement that harnesses your body’s natural healing power. Platelets are blood cells that aid in healing your body and they’re found in plasma, the liquid part of your blood that’s made up of water and proteins.
When you get a cut, platelets gather in the area and stop you from bleeding too much by forming a clot. These powerful little cells also help your body fight against chronic diseases and cancer.
Dr. Gabriel can use the power of platelets taken from you to promote healing in a specified area of your mouth. This can expedite the healing process and may help you avoid complications after a dental procedure.
Uses for PRP Therapy in Dentistry
Dr. Gabriel can combine PRP therapy with a number of dental procedures, including:
- Dental Implants
- Bone Grafts
- Sinus Lifts
- Soft Tissue Grafts
- Periodontal Treatment
Even if the treatment you need isn’t listed here, it may be possible for Dr. Gabriel to hasten your recovery process using PRP therapy. If you’re curious about the potential for PRP in your procedure, call us at (724) 935-2100.
The PRP Process
To begin the PRP process, Dr. Gabriel will take some blood from you. The amount he takes varies depending on how much may be necessary. He’ll use a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components of your blood.
Once the platelets are ready, they can be injected into the area that needs healing. The platelets will get right to work healing the area and your body’s reparative response will be boosted.
Are You a Candidate for PRP?
PRP therapy is an incredible option for a speedy recovery. But there are some people who may be put at risk from the PRP injection, such as those who:
- Have a current infection
- Have a bleeding disorder
- Are undergoing anticoagulation therapy
- Are anemic
- Are pregnant
- Have cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease
- Have a current medical condition that could spread
To learn more about your candidacy for PRP therapy, call our office at (724) 935-2100 to speak with our team.