In what may sound like a science fiction concept, platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment allows us to use our patients’ own blood to facilitate the healing process.
The human body is uniquely able to repair itself, in many cases, thanks to the amazing ability of blood platelets. The PRP process allows us to capitalize on this ability to enhance healing after oral surgery.
Using a small sample of your blood, our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to create a dense form of plasma that is rich with a specific protein known as growth factor, or GF.
After tooth extraction or oral surgery, this GF-rich plasma is used to kick-start your body’s natural healing processes. As a result, you will have reduced bleeding and pain. The PRP greatly decreases the healing time for soft tissue and bone regeneration.
Even a simple wisdom tooth removal or extraction can benefit from PRP. By treating the socket with this enriched blood, you are much less likely to experience dry socket, swelling or secondary infection.
At Kokomo Implant and Oral Surgery, our doctors particularly appreciate how safe and effective PRP is. Because it’s created from the patient’s own blood, it poses no risk for adverse effects or complication.
We are proud to offer this advanced treatment technique to our patients in Kokomo, Indiana, and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to learn more about the power of growth factor proteins and how platelet rich plasma can improve your oral surgery outcomes.