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Tyler E. Nelson DMD, MD

2801 Waterman Blvd, Suite #240

Fairfield, CA 94534

(707) 428-5427

125 N. Lincoln Street, Suite F

Dixon, CA 95620

(707) 678-0181

Platelet Rich Plasma

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), has become a valuable adjunct in wound healing in dental surgery.

Platelets are colorless bodies that are present in blood. Their sticky surface lets them form clots to stop bleeding. PRP is a substance that is rich in platelets which helps your body to heal faster by producing blood clots and concentrating growth factor. To create PRP, we use 20 – 40 cc of your blood to extract a suitable quantity of platelets.

How is Platelet Rich Plasma Used?

PRP can be used for many oral and maxillofacial clinical procedures:

  • Sinus Lift
  • Bone Grafting
  • Closure of Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Repair of Bone Defects from the Removal of Small Cysts or Teeth.
  • Repair of Openings between the Mouth and Sinus Cavity Caused by Disease,
    Injury, or Malformation.

What are the Advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma?

  • There is no disease transmission because PRP is a by-product of the patient’s
    own blood.
  • We can generate PRP easily.
  • Using PRP is a way to accelerate and enhance the body’s
    natural wound healing mechanisms.
  • PRP is cost effective because it is produced at our office in less
    than fifteen minutes in the PRP Centrifuge Machine, not at a hospital or blood
    bank.