How Origin Dental Wellness Clients Benefit From PRP
You’re going to draw my blood in the dental office, you ask? That’s right, and we think you’ll be glad we did.
Dr. Toler utilizes platelet-rich plasma in every surgical procedure she does. PRP or platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that contains platelets. PRP contains several growth factors and cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. What does this mean to you? Faster healing, reduced risk of infection and minimal to zero postoperative discomforts. PRP works beautifully with bone grafts and implants by enhancing the rate of bone formation and increasing bone density around dental implants. What’s better than using your own immune system to achieve optimal results with minimal discomfort?
So yes, we will draw your blood just prior to surgery, centrifuge it and draw out the PRP to mix with the bone graft (if using) and inject it into the surgery site. We love the smiling faces and beautifully healed surgery sites at those post-surgery appointments. Orthopedic surgeons have been using PRP therapy for years but it’s pretty unusual to see it utilized in the dental setting. Funny enough, a dentist, Dr. Arun Garg pioneered the use of platelet-rich plasma and has developed and refined many surgical techniques and devices that simplify surgery and result in more predictable procedures. He is an authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental implant surgery. Dr. Toler is about to complete Dr. Garg’s International Dental Implant Association course with the last class taking her to the Dominican Republic to place dental implants with PRP at Dr. Garg’s mission center (will be posting pics soon).