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Platelet Rich Plasma/Fibrin

The Latest In Periodontal Technology

Why is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Valuable?

And Why Would Someone Need It?

Platelet Rich Plasma is an exciting technological breakthrough in periodontics because it allows your body to utilize normal healing pathways at a much faster rate. Especially after surgery, the ability to speed up healing is incredibly valuable.

When the body is healing, it sends all types of cells and cell types to start the healing process. One of these cell types is the platelet. The platelet is vital because it performs many functions, such as:

- Forming blood clots

- Releasing GF (growth factors) directly into the area that needs healing. The Growth Factors help the body heal and repair by stimulating stem cells to do regenerate new tissues. This means that the more growth factors that can get to the wounded area, the faster new tissue can be regenerated. PRP is the catalyst for releasing GF, the ability to get more PRP released is a critical step for ultimately speeding up healing.

- Another reason we incorporate Platelet Rich Plasma is because it releases Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP). BMP is part of the TGF family and, according to research on both humans and animals, has been shown to help in bone formation. This is important because in oral surgery, we want to help induce bone formation to have you heal and get better faster.

When we use Platelet Rich Plasma during oral surgery, it activates the release of Bone Morphogenetic Protein. When this BMP is released to the area in need of healing, where a patient had surgery, it goes to the implant site and lets the surgeon grow bone quicker and even more predictable than has ever been possible.

In what scenarios would Platelet Rich Plasma be helpful?

There are many clinical applications for getting Platelet Rich Plasma. It can be helpful to have PRP to help speed up healing after:

- Bone grafting for dental implants

- Repairing bone defects

- Repairing fistulas (those between the mouth and the sinus cavity)

Benefits of PRP

At MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C., our commitment is to provide you with the most professional and caring solutions to your health and your smile.

What Are The Advantages Of Using PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma has many advantages and benefits, such as:

Safety

The #1 thing we care about at MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C., is the safety of our patients. One reason we’re passionate about Platelet Rich Plasma is because of how safe it is. PRP is generated with blood from the patient themself. Because of this, there is no need to worry about disease transmission or other concerns. It’s from the patient, directly back to the patient.

Sped Up Healing

Everyone wants to get healthier faster. As briefly explained above, Platelet Rich Plasma activates more GR (growth factors) being sent to the area in need of healing. The growth factors regenerate tissue; the more that get sent, the faster a patient heals.

Cost

Platelet Rich Plasma is very cost effective. It only takes a small amount of blood (55 c), which can be taken while the patient is in surgery, there’s no expensive costs of going to a hospital for a PRP harvesting procedure or blood bank.

Easy Process

Platelet Rich Plasma is a very easy-to-handle process. PRP actually improves the application process because it makes the bone grafting products and substitute materials used in surgeries more gel-like.

FAQ

Do Insurance Companies Cover Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Costs?

Sometimes insurance companies will cover costs of PRP because it may be covered as a biological material. It depends on your unique situation and insurance; this is something we’re happy to discuss.

Is Anything Else Other Than PRP Needed To Stimulate Bone Formation?

Though PRP is very valuable, some of the patient’s own bone, a bone substitute or synthetic bone product is needed to mix with the PRP in order to stimulate the formation of bone.

Is There Anyone You Recommend To Not Do Platelet Rich Plasma?

Most patients are good candidates for PRP however, if you have any type of bleeding disorder or hematologic disease, then you would not qualify to go through PRP in our office. We’re happy to talk to any patient interested in PRP.

Learn More About PRP And Find Out – Is It Right For You?

To learn more about PRP and find out if it might be right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us at our office at 973.798.2639

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