PRP Therapy Overview
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.
"I had two wisdom teeth removed on my visit. #32 was partially impacted and #1 was not erupted/exposed. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very thorough and explained the what my procedure was going to entail. The entire process was stress free and was a pleasant experience. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very friendly. I would recommend Dr. Steuer to anyone looking for an oral surgeon."- S.M. / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2020
"My wife had an emergency, they took care of her right away. Explained everything including the charges which were fair. The staff were friendly and answered every question we had. They really helped to put my wife at ease during a stressful time. Office was very clean, and modern looking. Very impressed"- J.W. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2020
"Friendly and professional staff. Answered all questions until we felt comfortable with the procedure and followed up with us at home later to assure everything was okay... Would recommend to others anytime."- K.S. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I really appreciate how Dr. Ringer bent over backwards to help my daughter - we had a series of conflicts that made it look impossible to get her into the office in a timely manner and Dr. Ringer's office really worked with us -- for that we are most grateful.Additionally, my daughter is atypical and was stressing about having her mouth worked on - the Dr and staff treated her with kindness and gentleness and were attentive to her needs along with any concerns or questions I and her father had about the procedure.The procedure was quick and he performed it with unspeakable proficiency. He and his staff were thorough with their aftercare instructions and genuinely interested in her recovery. Dr. Ringer later called me to check up on how she was doing and praised her for how well she held it together. He also made sure that I had emergency contact info in case we had more questions or if my daughter were to have any issues at all with her aftercare. We are very pleased with this practice and certainly recommend Dr. Ringer's office to anyone needing oral surgery."- S.T. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Eric Ringer was our surgeon for my daughters procedure today. At our first visit/consultation he explained everything wonderfully and answered the questions we had.He and his nurses were wonderful and reassuring to her. She was a terrified 12 yr old. This was her first surgery ever and Dr. Ringer took amazing care and time with her. He even got in contact with us later in the day to make sure her day one recovery was going well. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our family."- K.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
Best Candidates for PRP Therapy
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.
What to expect with PRP Therapy
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.
PRP Therapy Follow-up
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.
PRP Therapy Insurance Coverage
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.
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.