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Platelet Rich Plasma

Your own body has incredible healing properties. One thing that is especially good at healing is your blood. That is why when you cut yourself, a scab will form almost immediately. Your blood will start to work right away to heal you. That is what platelet rich plasma is all about. It is a way that we here at Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery can help you to heal faster after oral surgery such as a dental implant or tooth extraction.

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma And How Is It Used?

Platelet rich plasma is a fairly new treatment that has helped to speed the healing process in oral and other surgeries. Here is what you need to know. Platelet rich plasma starts with a small amount of your blood. We do not need to use much blood. We will take a vial of it when you show up for your surgery. Since it is your blood that we will use it will work better in the healing process. While the surgery is going on, your vial of blood will be taken into the back. Some of our staff members will put it into a centrifuge. There it will be separated. This will create the platelet rich plasma.

When the surgery is over, we will apply the platelet rich plasma to the area that was just operated on. It will be filled with healing properties, and it will help you to heal faster. It will speed up your body’s healing process. There are no risks involved with platelet rich plasma. There are plenty of benefits. With platelet rich plasma, the regeneration process will speed up. The regeneration will take place in both your bone and your gums. It will help to heal around the wound as well.

When it comes to oral surgery such as a dental implant, a lot of time is needed. It can take months for the entire process, and even longer if a bone graft is needed before we can start to work on the implant. That is why platelet rich plasma is so exciting. It can cut your healing time, which means that we will be able to move ahead with things faster. Platelet rich plasma has been used on thousands of patients with a high success rate. It is used in other medical fields as well. It is important because it helps you to heal faster. Faster healing time will also cut down on the possibility of infection.

If you are scheduled for oral surgery here at Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery, ask us about platelet rich plasma. We know that you might have questions, and we will be happy to answer all of them for you. We realized that it might be difficult to understand, and we want to make sure you know what is going on every step of your surgery and your recovery.

Call (702) 360-8918 if you have any questions, or if you would like to make an appointment. We are excited about platelet rich plasma and would love to explain it to you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”906″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”img_col”][/vc_column][/vc_row]