Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced as a byproduct of the patient's own blood. Drs. Grim, Popowich, Cernansky and Laski are able to process a sample of your own blood in the office to achieve a high concentration of platelets. The platelets carry growth factors, which act as signals for the body to heal. By concentrating the platelets in an area where a bone graft or surgery is performed, enhanced healing has been shown to occur.

PRP is a useful adjunct in the various procedures performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. It helps to enhance healing in areas where dental implants are placed, bone grafting are placed, and closure of various bony defects.

PRP also has many advantages:

  • SAFTEY: PRP IS A BY-PRODUCT OF THE PATIENT'S OWN BLOOD, THEREFORE, DISEASE TRANSMISSION IS NOT AN ISSUE.
  • CONVENIENCE: PRP IS GENERATED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE AT VALLEY ORAL SURGERY.
  • ENHANCED HEALING: PLACING PRP IN THE SURGICAL SITE HELPS CONCENTRATE GROWTH FACTORS IN THE AREA TO HELP THE BODY TO HEAL.

What to Expect when PRP is made?

  • A SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR OWN BLOOD WILL BE DRAWN OUT THROUGH THE IV. THIS IS THE SAME IV ACCESS USED FOR ANESTHESIA. THE BLOOD IS THEN PROCESSED AND PRP IS FORMED WHILE YOUR DOCTOR BEGINS THE SURGERY.
  • DRS. GRIM, POPOWICH, CERNANSKY, AND LASKI WILL DETERMINE WHETHER PRP WILL BE OF BENEFIT FOR YOUR SCHEDULED SURGICAL PROCEDURE.