Proper dental care is a necessity, but for some people, visits to the dentist can be daunting. This is because some procedures like tooth extraction, as important as they are, may require you to put aside some time to recover. This recovery period may be lengthy and even uncomfortable, which alone makes many people shy away from the dental care they need. To address this common concern, Dr. Sohl offers PRP to promote healing after tooth extraction and greatly speed up the recovery process.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. The platelets in your blood are responsible for closing and healing wounds, and when concentrated, they can promote accelerated healing in treated areas. PRP therapy has grown considerably over many fields of medicine thanks to its effective healing properties.
How Is PRP Used in Dentistry?
When used in dentistry, PRP can significantly reduce recovery time after having a tooth extracted. At Dr. Sohl’s office, this is done by first drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. This separates the plasma and the platelets from the blood cells. The plasma that is left, which is rich in platelets, is then put into a gel and applied on the area in which the tooth was extracted.
Once this gel is applied, it will help promote the healing and growth of new tissue in the area. This leads to many benefits for you. For one, you will likely spend much less time recovering than if the area that received an extraction had been manually sealed. In addition, the seal made by your own platelets will likely be much more reliable and effective than a manually created seal. Patients also love that since platelet-rich plasma is made from your own blood, there is practically no risk of adverse reactions to it. This is good news for patients who are prone to allergic reactions.
PRP works well for many patients. Most people in generally good health make good candidates for PRP after a tooth extraction. Of course, the best way to learn about platelet-rich plasma and what it can do for you is to come in for your consultation at the office Dr. Michael Sohl. We are located in Stuart and serve patients in Port St. Lucie, Stuart and surrounding areas with comprehensive medical and cosmetic dental care. To learn more about the benefits of PRP, contact us today and schedule your consultation!