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What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?


Posted on 4/11/2022 by Young Jun DDS MD FACS
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?Platelet-rich plasma therapy is gaining popularity due to various reasons. Be it treating sports injuries or stimulating hair growth; this therapy is proving to be a game-changer. This therapy uses a patient's blood to accelerate healing in any part of the body. Platelet-rich plasma therapy plays a crucial role in treating various oral conditions when it comes to oral health.

Understanding This Therapy


Before focusing on its role in oral health, it is essential to understand what it entails. Generally, platelet-rich plasma consists of two main elements: plasma and platelets. Plasma is a liquid portion of blood, while platelets play an essential role in healing wounds throughout the body. Platelets are known for their ability to form clotting after you sustain a cut or injury. These components also contain growth factors that help stimulate tissue regeneration and trigger cell reproduction. This goes a long way in healing injured areas. It is important to note that platelet-rich plasma is simply blood with more concentration of platelets.
To create platelet-rich plasma, experts take a blood sample from the patient then put it in a device known as a centrifuge. This device rapidly spins the sample, separating other blood components. The purpose is to concentrate platelets with plasma. The solution is then left for a minute to form platelet-rich plasma.

The use of this therapy in dentistry revolves around jaw surgery. After undergoing jaw surgery, this therapy helps speed up recovery. While there are other methods of handling recovery after jaw surgery, platelet-rich plasma therapy has proven to be more effective and reliable. Through this method, patients can recover quickly from jaw surgery and go back to their everyday life within a short time. This underlines the importance of this therapy in dentistry and oral health. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on platelet-rich plasma therapy.

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