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.
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.
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.
PRP is beneficial because it reduces bleeding and promotes soft tissue and bone regeneration.
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.
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.
Not at present. Patients are responsible for the minimal ($400) cost of PRP.
PRP must be mixed with the patient’s bone or a bone substitute to be effective.
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.