At Dr. K. Ashraf Dentistry, we can integrate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) into your treatment plan to expedite the healing process and improve recovery time. Utilizing components from a small sample of your own blood, we can integrate PRP therapy into a variety of restorative procedures. What’s more natural than using your own blood to activate a more rapid healing response?
What is the PRP Process?
The entire process is very simple and adds little to no extra time to dental procedures. We start by taking a small sample of your blood and using our specialized centrifuge to separate and concentrate your blood platelets.
We apply these platelets as a thin film or gel depending on which dental procedure we are performing. When applied to surgical sites, the platelet-rich plasma activates your body’s natural growth factors and stem cells to improve clotting while promoting a faster healing process.
Who is a Candidate for PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a great option for patients that plan to have a tooth extraction, dental implant surgery, or a bone or tissue graft. Most patients are great candidates for PRP therapy. If you have difficulty healing, PRP is an effective way to encourage healing and procedure success. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is during your consultation with Dr. Ashraf.
What Sets Us Apart
At Dr. K. Ashraf Dentistry, we provide a number of restorative procedures that we can pair with PRP therapy including dry socket prevention and dental implants. If you have anxiety about your next dental visit, we can also provide safe and effective sedation dentistry. No matter your current oral health, we are here to help. We believe everyone has the potential for a beautiful, new smile. Schedule a visit with Dr. Ashraf today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Dr. Ashraf can extract a blood sample from you and isolate the platelet-rich plasma to use for healing. The plasma is injected at the site of the procedure.
Are platelet-rich plasma injections covered by insurance?
If you’re concerned about affording PRP therapy, contact our office by calling 519-725-9585 and we can discuss your options with you.
How is platelet-rich plasma prepared?
After your procedure, the PRP is injected into the site. This helps that specific area to heal quicker.
Are platelet-rich plasma injections safe?
It’s important to make sure you eat before your procedure because Dr. Ashraf will be drawing blood. You may feel lightheaded if you’re improperly nourished at the time.