What is PRP? 

PRP or platelet-rich plasma takes advantage of your body’s natural repair and growth mechanisms to promote healing. PRP is used in regenerative dentistry to help bone and soft tissue restore itself. PRP helps patients heal better after their procedures and improves wound healing. 

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) begins with a sample of your blood. When spun in a centrifuge, this blood separates into layers. One layer contains plasma, the fluid component of blood. It also contains platelets, cells that respond to injuries and initiate the repair process. This layer concentrates your blood’s healing and growth factors into a highly effective treatment. The highly concentrated platelets can promote recovery and rejuvenation. 

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How is PRP Used?

PRP is usually injected into the treatment area. At Faces Fort Worth, we often utilize PRP to improve the results of procedures such as:

  • Dental implant surgery
  • Tooth extraction
  • Bone grafting
  • Cleft repairs
  • Other soft tissue surgeries

Research has indicated that PRP has beneficial results when used as part of these procedures. It stimulates processes that repair soft tissues for faster healing and triggers a cascade that promotes osteogenesis (bone growth). 

PRP has many other uses. It can be injected into the scalp to activate dormant hair follicles and improve blood flow to the scalp. It also works as part of some facial treatments to promote faster healing and a healthy glow. Researchers continue to explore the use of PRP to help heal joint, muscle, and bone injuries.

How Does PRP Work?

PRP contains a wide range of healing and growth factors. Growth factors are vital components of the healing and regeneration process. Some growth factors trigger new bone growth. Others initiate the development of new blood vessels to bring more resources to the injured area. Platelets respond to injuries, help the blood clot, and create molecular cascades that stimulate new cell growth. 

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What Results Will I See With PRP?

We may use PRP to help you heal more quickly after your procedure. We may also use it to encourage bone regeneration or support bone grafts. We find that patients enjoy faster healing and more successful bone regeneration when PRP is added to their treatment. Research on PRP will continue to illuminate how we can use PRP to enhance your recovery and results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?

Because PRP uses your blood, most people are good candidates for this treatment. Patients visiting for a wide range of dental procedures can benefit from having PRP added to their treatment plan. Almost anyone makes a good candidate, so we will discuss this option with you if we think you will benefit from it.

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Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about PRP, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.