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The Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Periodontal Regeneration

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Close up of a beautiful smileRebuilding damaged bone and gum tissue allows teeth to be restored when periodontitis advances. Boosting natural healing is key for regeneration methods to work. Today, applying platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, shows promise for more successful outcomes.

How PRP Therapy Works

PRP is derived from the blood of the patient. Initially, a small blood sample is spun at high speed in a centrifuge. This separates plasma containing concentrated growth factors that accelerate healing. The PRP liquid is then injected wherever tissue needs regenerating, such as bone defects or receded gums. Unique proteins in PRP signal the body to speed up its repair process. New blood vessels form rapidly to supply healing areas with nutrients. Specialized cells also multiply quickly to fill in defects with healthy bone and gum tissue. Because PRP therapy utilizes the natural healing ability, the regenerative effects continue over time. Success rates tend to improve the longer teeth and supporting structures benefit from proteins in PRP.

Using PRP to Enhance Current Treatments

Various periodontal procedures like bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration have already aimed to restore damaged areas around teeth. However, integrating PRP vastly improves the outcomes. With PRP, materials like bone substitute grafts incorporate better. This provides faster, more robust bone fill to stabilize previously loose teeth. Space maintainers ensuring enough room for gum tissue to reattach also integrate better when PRP is added. Overall, PRP empowers the body to generate fresh tissue more efficiently. This means techniques periodontists currently use to save teeth produce more dramatic, long-lasting improvements.

The Future Role of PRP Therapy

Recent studies clearly demonstrate the benefits of PRP for regenerating bone, gum tissue, and attachment fibers over one year after treatment. Patients also appreciate the non-invasive, customizable nature of PRP injections from their blood.

Restore Your Smile With Cutting-Edge Therapies

As more data emerges on the safety and efficacy of PRP, expect its usage for periodontal regeneration to grow substantially. Discuss with your periodontal specialist whether PRP may be appropriate to take your treatment to the next level for tooth preservation. With continued research, the future looks bright for this innovative therapy.

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