Your dentist in Bowie-Mitchellville, MD, Dr. Kevin Granger, offers Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to help healing for dental implant patients. It is particularly effective in dental implant procedures because PRP promotes fast and effective healing of hard and soft tissues.
PRP has been used in surgery since the mid-1990s but has become available in dental offices more recently. It reduces postoperative pain and promotes tissue and bone growth, making it an ideal solution for dental implants.
When your body suffers a form of physical trauma, it naturally floods the area with many cell types to promote the healing process, including platelets. Platelets have hundreds of proteins called growth factors that stimulate stem cells to make new tissue and make your blood clot, boosting the healing process.
We utilize the platelet-rich plasma from your blood and increase the platelet concentration by four to six times. We accomplish this by placing your blood in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. Once separated, the PRP is injected or applied as a gel to the area requiring repair. It’s all done in the office in about 30 minutes.
Since the PRP is produced from your own blood, there are few risks or side effects. There is no risk of disease transmission and a minimal need for antibiotics and painkillers. This is all because PRP’s concentration of platelets greatly improves the body’s natural way of reducing infections. Unfortunately, if you have a bleeding disorder like hemophilia, you are not eligible to receive PRP.
The procedure itself is particularly convenient, as we draw a minimal amount of blood (roughly 55 cc) before your implant surgery. As you undergo the surgery, we produce the PRP, which takes just a few minutes. Once your implant surgery is complete, our technician will apply or inject the PRP where needed. Following the procedure, we find most people can get back to their normal routine immediately.
Here at Enterprise Dental Care, we have found PRP therapy to be extraordinarily effective for bone grafting and dental implants by reducing healing time. Due to the growth factors and immune cells involved in the treatment, we offer PRP as an advanced solution to help our dental implant patients heal faster.
If you would like to learn more, call 301-249-3333 or email us via this form to arrange a meeting with Dr. Granger and our staff. We look forward to meeting with you to provide the exceptional and compassionate care on which our reputation has been built.