Our Mission Valley Dentist utilizes state-of-the-art resources to ensure the best care experience for our patients. One example is platelet-rich plasma, aka “PRP treatment.”
PRP is a revolutionary therapy that uses your body’s natural platelet-rich plasma to expedite the healing process and integration of dental implants. In Mission Valley, we offer this unique therapy because of how successful and safe it is for our patients.
How Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Works
When you’re planning to restore your smile with dental implants, the process involves a minor amount of dental surgery. Although implant placement is relatively minimally invasive, it still requires a brief healing period following the installation.
But with PRP added into the mix, your body heals at a much quicker pace. The process is similar to having a typical blood draw like when your doctor orders labs. We take that small vial of blood and place it into a special machine that separates the red blood cells and plasma, isolating the platelet-rich plasma and fibrin inside of your blood specimen. The entire system is completely sterile and performed in the same manner that it would be in a medical clinic.
Once your dental implant placement is completed, we insert the platelet-rich plasma directly into the oral surgery site. This step jump-starts your body’s natural healing process by immediately delivering PRP to the implant area instead of having to wait a matter of hours for your body to send smaller amounts via a natural immune response. PRP allows for quicker blood clotting (an essential part of healing after oral surgery) and tissue regeneration. That way your implant area can “take” as quickly as possible with a reduced risk of oral infections or other side effects.
Plasma contains natural factors that promote cellular repair and tissue growth. It can be used on anything from injury treatment and surgery to tendonitis and baldness. Chances are you’ve even heard about it used by professional athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal.
Improved healing and recovery mean less downtime between your dental procedure and getting back to work. In most cases, our patients rarely require anything more than an over-the-counter pain reliever after their implant placement. It’s much easier than what a lot of people expect!
Who Can Get PRP Treatment?
Due to the natural and non-invasive nature of platelet-rich plasma therapy, it’s suitable for patients of all ages.
PRP treatment is also used if we’re having to perform other implant-related dental surgery in Mission Valley. Such as sinus lifts, bone grafting, or soft tissue augmentation. It can even be utilized during wisdom tooth removal to dramatically improve healing periods after your oral surgery!
Don’t Qualify for Dental Implants? Think Again
Incorporating PRP into our care practices helps us facilitate smile reconstruction for more people than ever before. If you’ve ever been told that dental implant in Mission Valley aren’t an option, it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion. At Cassell Dentistry we have state-of-the-art PRF resources that many Mission Valley dentists do not. As such, we’re able to facilitate unique care options that you might not qualify for elsewhere.
While PRP treatment increases the likelihood of success for more at-risk implant patients, we highly recommend using it in straightforward cases as well. Simply because of how effective it is at promoting a successful treatment outcome.
Book an Appointment
For more information on dental implants or platelet-rich plasma in Mission Valley, book an appointment at Cassell Dentistry. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about dental implants, PRP, or other smile reconstruction needs.