What Is PRP Therapy?
Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo is excited to offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to aid in recovery after surgical procedures and to boost one's overall oral health. This is an innovative procedure that is performed in conjunction with other oral surgery treatments to achieve optimal results. PRP therapy utilizes a patient's own blood to promote regeneration of the gums and bone tissue. This is especially ideal when corrective jaw surgery or bone grafts are performed. It can also help reduce the risk of infection and speed up the healing process following surgery. During your initial consultation at our office in Pueblo, CO, ask our team about PRP therapy and how it can benefit your oral health.
"The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The procedure was very fast they went through every detail make sure I was OK during the process and Dr. Ringer even checked up on me after I was gone."- C.L. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Dr. Bailey and the dental assistant that took my blood were amazing. I was very scared and apprehensive and in severe pain and they made me feel so at ease. I thank them all so much for taking away my pain. They are amazing!!!"- G.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Had all 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Bailey and staff did a great job! Super professional, friendly and did a great job explaining everything and making me feel comfortable! 10/10 would reccomend for wisdom teeth removal!"- M.B. / Google / Apr 08, 2021
"Amazing experience since first step in the door my son was terrified and left smiling thank you to the staff and dr handsome :)"- S.C. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
"Dr. Eric Ringer is a very gentle and friendly person who makes you feel welcomed to be in his care. The overall atmosphere is very professional and clean and the staff is lovely."- M.W. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
Who Is a Candidate for PRP Treatment?
Almost anyone is a candidate for PRP therapy as it utilizes a patient's own blood to enhance their oral health. The concentrated form of platelet-rich plasma contains proteins and growth factors that are important for the healing of injuries. PRP therapy has been used in the medical field for years and is a safe and effective treatment for the stimulation of tissue regeneration and blood clotting. Incorporating this treatment can help reduce bleeding, the risk of infection, and discomfort. If you are interested in combining PRP therapy with your oral surgery or treatment, talk to our team during your consultation to learn more. This is a simple procedure that can provide so many benefits.
How Is PRP Therapy Performed?
PRP therapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be safely performed on-site at our state-of-the-art facility. You will be seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms as a very small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge machine for about 15 minutes to separate the different components of your blood. Once this is complete, the platelet-rich plasma will be extracted and placed in a sterile needle for injection. Your PRP is typically injected in the area around or near your surgical site to help boost optimal healing.
What Happens After Receiving Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Since PRP uses a patient's own blood, there is no risk of allergic or adverse reaction as this is a natural form of therapy that has been used for many years to aid in healing and blood clotting. PRP is administered during oral surgery and other treatments so when you visit us again for your follow-up, we will evaluate your healing progress at this time. Maintaining optimal oral hygiene such as brushing and adhering to all post-operative instructions will also help in your recovery.
Is PRP Therapy Covered by Insurance?
To help make your treatment easy to afford, we accept medical financing through CareCredit® and offer convenient payment plans. Our patient coordinator will also contact your provider to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs. Since this is an adjunctive procedure, it might not be covered by your insurance but we can discuss all of your options during your consultation. We will work with you in any way we can as we know PRP therapy is beneficial for many patients.
Boost the Natural healing Process
Platelet-rich plasma therapy helps boost the body's natural healing process for the regeneration of bone tissue and gum health. It can also be safely combined with tooth extraction, implant surgery, jaw surgery, and bone grafting. When you visit Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo in Pueblo, CO, ask our team about PRP therapy and how it can be incorporated into your treatment plan for optimal healing and restoration.