Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many procedures in dental and oral surgery.
PRP is commonly applied in many dental and oral surgical procedures such as periodontal surgery, implant surgery and tooth extractions.
Why using PRP in dentistry?
Lower Infection Risk – PRP is smeared thickly on the wound after a dental procedure and actually seals the wound away from infectious agents, lowering the risk of problems.
Accelerated Healing – The saturation of the wound with PRP helps increase tissue synthesis due to its growth factors, and this in turn results in faster tissue regeneration. Speedier healing decreases the risk of later infections, complications and discomfort.
When PRP is used in conjunction with graft it improves trabecular bone density. Patients that received a mixture of PRP along with autologous bone, showed better epithelization and compact mature bone with well-organized trabeculae compared to the control group.
PRP jump starts osteogenesis by releasing growth factors at the local site and early consolidation of graft. This allows placement of implant into the grafted site at an early time.
BRON treatment (bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw) – bisphosphonates are widely used however they limit the healing ability by repressing growth factors.
- Bone defects
- Bone graft
- Sinus lift