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Platelet-Rich Plasma

Dentist arms folder-dental assistant and patient in background.At Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists, we focus on providing the very best service for our patients. From start to finish, we use the latest technology and techniques to deliver a cutting-edge experience and outstanding results. During the process, we may use a 3D Cone Beam scan to get an incredibly detailed look at your tissue and bone. We may use an intraoral camera to create a digital and impeccable model of your mouth. Moreover, we may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to drastically accelerate your healing rate.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it is quickly becoming a valuable tool for any oral surgeon. The substance is a concentrate of platelet plasma protein, which is extracted from whole blood using a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the whole blood until the plasma is separated from the red blood cells. By removing the red blood cells, we create a greater concentration of growth factors, which after application, encourage a faster healing response from your body.

Until recently, the use of platelet-rich plasma was limited to the hospital setting due to the high cost. Now, new technology permits us to harvest and produce a sufficient number of platelets from a minimal amount of blood.

During the normal healing process, your body sends cells of all varieties to the wound, one of those cells being platelets. Platelets help form blood clots and release growth factors into the wound. These growth factors stimulate stem cells to generate new tissue and help your body repair itself. Platelet-rich plasma allows your body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways, just at a more accelerated rate.

Clinical Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma

In the field of oral surgery, platelet-rich plasma has many applications. For example, the application of platelet-rich plasma to a bone graft site can greatly increase the rate at which new bone grows. Bone grafts help provide a sturdy foundation for dental implants. With platelet-rich plasma, our dentists can help you grow bone at an implant site with more predictability and speed than ever before.

Platelet-rich plasma can also be used for:
•  Sinus lifts
•  Inlays and onlay grafts
•  Cleft palate and cleft lip repair
•  Ridge augmentation
•  Fistula repair in mouth or sinuses
•  Restoring bone after the removal of a cyst
•  Restoring bone after the removal of a tooth

Unfortunately, not every case of grafting can be helped with platelet-rich plasma. During your appointment, Dr. Kevin Pollock will be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Advantages of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma has some advantages:
•  Speed – PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors, which foster faster tissue regeneration.
•  Safety – PRP is a by-product of your own body, which eliminates the risk of disease transmission and other complications.
•  Convenience – PRP is harvested in-office, often, during an out-patient procedure.
•  Cost effective – PRP is cheaper to produce than ever before. The PRP is harvested, using only 55 ccs of your blood, which eliminates costly blood banks and hospital expenses.

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960 West Ralph Hall Parkway
Rockwall , TX 75032
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804 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
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