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PRP: Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about PRP

If you would like to know more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) these frequently asked questions may help you. If you have a specific question not covered here or need more information our office will be glad to help you. Just call 1-(844)ncimplant and ask for the Patient Care Coordinator.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma is an innovative therapy for tissue regeneration. A valuable tool to promote faster healing, it is especially useful in procedures involving aging patients undergoing dental and oral surgery.

How does it work?

The patient’s blood is centrifuged to separate out plasma containing growth factors known to promote healing. The PRP is combined with thrombin and calcium chloride to produce a gel which is administered during the surgery to promote faster healing.

How can PRP help me recover from surgery?

PRP is beneficial because it reduces bleeding and promotes soft tissue and bone regeneration.

How safe is PRP?

PRP is very safe because it is made using your own blood. A small amount is drawn using an IV and spun down to make the PRP. The entire process takes about 15 minutes.

Is PRP used for all bone-grafting procedures?

Not in every case. Sometimes a patient won’t need it but it is helpful in most procedures because it increases bone growth and makes healing quicker.

Does insurance pay for PRP?

Not at present. Patients are responsible for the minimal ($400) cost of PRP.

Does PRP stimulate bone formation by itself?

PRP must be mixed with the patient’s bone or a bone substitute to be effective.

Are there any side effects or contraindications with PRP?

There few known contraindications from PRP use. People with bleeding issues or blood diseases can’t qualify for in-office PRP treatments. Dr. Neshat will determine if PRP treatment is right for your condition.

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