Extracting teeth is sometimes necessary to prevent periodontal disease and to promote even spacing between the teeth, but the wounds created by it can sometimes take awhile to heal, leaving the patient in a state of discomfort for quite some time. There are patients who are turned off from getting the tooth extractions that they need because of the recovery time and aftercare.
Dr. Sohl sees this concern, and understands why tooth extractions can seem intimidating. To address it, he offers PRP for Dentistry that can speed up the healing process and make the concept of tooth extraction seem a lot more friendly for patients.
Dr. Sohl’s practice has proudly served Stuart, Florida for years, doing their best to address the cosmetic and dental needs of the area. We hope that PRP for Dentistry can help patients overcome their apprehension towards tooth extraction.
Contact us at our office in Stuart with whatever questions you may have about PRP for Dentistry. We want to see the residents of Stuart smiling brightly.
PRP For Dentistry? What’s That?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Blood platelets are present to help the body with sealing and healing wounds. The goal of PRP for Dentistry is to take the healing capabilities of blood platelets, and apply them to the alveolar socket, which is revealed when a tooth is extracted. We gather those platelets by first taking a small sample of a patient’s blood, and then taking that blood and spinning it around in a centrifuge; this helps to isolate a concentrated sample of platelets.
When the concentration of platelets is distilled into a gel it is then applied to the socket, where it begins to facilitate the growth of tissue. This can make the recovery process faster. A well healed socket also means that additional implants will be easier to place.
What The Big Deal About PRP For Dentistry?
PRP for Dentistry could improve the entire tooth extraction process, from healing the small wounds caused by the extraction to helping patients get grafts to replace extracted teeth. Clinical studies have suggested that the seal created by platelets is much more reliable and tight than the one created through manually sealing the socket. Our patients prone to allergies will be glad to know that PRP for Dentistry has a very low chance of triggering them, because it uses your own blood to get the job done.
What Are The Qualifications For Getting This Treatment?
This is a minimally invasive process meant for all age groups. If you’re a healthy patient looking for an easier tooth extraction process, you’ll likely be qualified. However, a consultation is needed for every patient in order to verify their candidacy on an individual basis.
This consultation will involve you getting acquainted with one of our practitioners over the topics of your medical history, current health, and goals for the treatment. If the practitioner finds a complication that makes PRP for Dentistry an inappropriate choice for you as a patient, they will discuss alternative treatments.
With PRP for Dentistry, tooth extraction doesn’t have to feel like pulling teeth. Contact our office in Stuart and ask all about it, we hope that it can make the difference for your future tooth extractions.