Platelet Rich Plasma
If you have ever been badly injured, you know that your body needs time to heal. Each person’s healing time is different, depending on their physical condition and how bad the injury is. Sometimes, your body can take a while to heal from injury, and this includes your mouth. Your mouth may have been suffering from a good length of time because of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease and a lack of periodontal care or tooth decay. Your mouth might also need to heal from trauma due to an accident or an injury. If you are trying to heal from trauma in your mouth, Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants can help and provide information for you about platelet rich plasma.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Your blood has four components. You have both red and white blood cells as part of your blood. Red blood cells are used to move oxygen from your blood out to all of the cells in your body. White blood cells are in your blood to help you fight off infection, because they help to fight off infection, viruses, and bacteria. Plasma is the third component of your blood. Plasma is the liquid material in your blood that allows your blood to travel through your blood vessels, which is essential to move material. Plasma is rich in fibers and protein, which your body needs to rebuild. Platelets are the actual building blocks to help your body recover from trauma.
When platelet rich plasma is used, it combines two essential ingredients that your body needs to heal. Platelet rich plasma has the platelets your body uses to repair damage, and to heal quickly after a traumatic injury. The medical field has been using platelet rich plasma for decades to help patients who are injured due to trauma, either in wars or as part of an accident when there are severe injuries. Dental practitioners couldn’t get platelet rich plasma for a long time because it was a priority ingredient in the medical trauma field. However, advances in technology allow us to separate blood components and help you heal faster. During oral surgery, we can begin the process of healing quickly by giving patients platelet rich plasma. The faster we can give our patients plasma, the faster they can begin to heal.
Why Is This Technology Helpful?
We love platelet rich plasma because it has a lot of properties to help our patients heal quickly, as opposed to traditional blood products. Your blood will clot more quickly. The growth factor in plasma helps the body repair itself more quickly as well. Best of all, platelet rich plasma contains stem cells, which work to regenerate tissue lost to trauma, and help your body heal from injury or even oral surgery.
If you need more information about platelet rich plasma, why not give Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants a call at 760-632-9055. We’d love to tell you how the use of platelet rich plasma helps our patients heal from trauma to their mouth, dental procedures, or oral surgery. Give us a call today and let us make you an appointment to talk about platelet rich plasma.