WHAT IS PRP?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is one of the first discoveries in regenerative medicine. It is made by:
- Drawing a patient’s own blood.
- Spinning it in a device 2–3 times to concentrate the blood platelets.
- Creating a formula with 5–10 times the natural amount of platelets.
- Adding a natural clotting agent.
BLOOD PLATELETS are blood cells that cause blood clots around a wound—vital for faster healing. Each platelet contains hundreds of proteins the body uses to grow new tissues.
BLOOD PLASMA is the liquid part of blood, which is made of water and protein. When we prepare PRP, we concentrate your platelets in your plasma to make a healing formula.
How Is PRP Used?
PRP can cause natural, faster healing in muscles, bones, joints, and tendons. It was originally used in hospitals during major surgeries—such as plastic surgery or oral surgery—and has now started to be used in dentistry.
To use PRP, we can:
- Inject it into a surgery site to promote healing.
- Use it to form a membrane that is placed on a tissue or tooth.
- Add it to a bone-graft, making it easier to place on the jawbone.
We’ll ensure that you’re comfortable and relaxed during any of these procedures. We can numb your mouth before an injection, for example. We’ll also use scanning devices to make sure the injection is in the correct position so that getting your blood drawn will be a stress-free experience.
All our equipment is thoroughly sterilized and/or disposable for your safety.
ADVANTAGES OF PRP
Those of our patients who have received treatment accompanied by PRP have given us glowing feedback. Patients who have PRP treatment done can experience:
- Reduction in the swelling and pain that is typical after some surgeries.
- Improved cosmetics of soft tissue after healing (well-known in facial procedures).
- Faster healing in an area after a tooth extraction or implantation.
- Prevent or fight infections.
- Lower chances of painful dry sockets after tooth extractions.
- Better prices.
- Improved bone healing and bone strength.
- Better repair for damaged tissues, such as abscesses and fistulas.
Plus, you’ll likely be able to get back to work, hobbies, and other areas of life very quickly after a PRP treatment.
On the other hand, PRP may not be for everyone. Patients with certain disorders shouldn’t receive it. For those patients, we can also use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)—which is easier to prepare.
DOES PRP WORK?
The short answer: yes, PRP does work. There have been several scientific trials to prove it.
Our dentists are highly skilled and are trained to use PRP for dental implants, bone grafts, tissue repair, gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, and a variety of other services.
We use PRP because we are focused on serving individual patients with cutting-edge dental science. And you deserve to enjoy the advantages of regenerative medicine that come from your own body.
That’s why we invested in the equipment, took the training, and gained the experience. After seeing how PRP could help our patients with faster healing, more comfort, better aesthetic results, and more, we had to make it available at our practice!
Learn More About Regenerative Dentistry With PRP In Chandler, AZ
We use PRP, along with other regenerative dentistry techniques, for higher long-term success after dental services. If you need a dental implant, soft tissue repair, tooth extraction, or cosmetic dentistry, contact Valley Dental Solutions today for faster healing.
Detailed Dental Imaging
- Safer | Digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for everyone, even those who are pregnant.
- Immediate | X-rays make for a quick diagnosis that can give you answers and present solutions faster than ever.
- Precise | We can also zoom in on the image to get a clearer, more precise view of any problem areas.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Examining Your Teeth and Gums
Our general recommendations for good oral health include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Avoiding biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencil ends.
- Using a mouthwash with fluoride.
General dentistry is all about preventing oral issues that can be painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. While Valley Dental Solutions can do a lot to help with that, so can you! Setting a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference.
Just like you need to wash your hair regularly, your mouth needs personal hygiene too. You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping it clear of bacteria as much as possible.
Brush twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed. This gets rid of all the bacteria that develop while you sleep and the food remnants from your meals during the day. Make sure to get all of the surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Floss at least once a day at bedtime. This helps you get all the food out of the cracks between your teeth so bacteria doesn’t have any leftovers to snack on while you’re sleeping. Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease.
Rinse with mouthwash. After flossing, food and plaque debris can still be floating around your mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash can wash out those particles and leave your mouth clean and fresh. Many mouthwashes strengthen and protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.
Visit our office every six months. While brushing and flossing at home are both helpful and necessary for good oral health, only a deeper cleaning can continue to get rid of tartar and plaque. We also polish your teeth after a cleaning so they shine and feel smooth.
Red, Tender, Swollen, or Receding Gums
Many of these symptoms point to gum disease, a common yet serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly. There are regenerative gum disease treatments that can bring back your oral health.
Persistent achy teeth can signify a tooth infection. Regenerative root canal therapy can remove the infected tissue from inside a tooth with advanced technology and provide relief for toothaches.
Loose Permanent Teeth
Only baby teeth should fall out. If you start to notice that a permanent tooth has come loose, that is a dental concern. Dentists can diagnose and treat underlying issues and possibly save your tooth.
Unusual Tooth Sensitivity
It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to extremely hot or cold foods, but if this sensation becomes extremely painful or occurs frequently, there may be an underlying issue like a cavity or infection.
Some headaches and jaw aches are due to nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) or issues with the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to injury, but many TMJ disorders are easily treated.
Persistent Mouth Sores
Mouth sores that keep returning or won’t go away could be a symptom of allergies, disease, or even cancer. Getting these sores looked at by a dentist can get you treatment and peace of mind.
Saliva is important to keeping your mouth clean and helping you break down food. You may experience dry mouth if you sleep with your mouth open or if you have issues with your saliva glands.
Persistent Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can be caused by:
- Improper dental hygiene.
- Eating a diet poor in nutrients.
- Dry mouth, often from sleep apnea.
- Gingivitis or advanced gum disease.
- Liver or kidney infections or diseases.
Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is an essential part of good oral health. Your hormone levels change drastically and can put you at risk for gum disease, halitosis, and other issues.
Visiting a dentist every six months is important for your oral health, but sometimes dental concerns arise between visits. Below are other concerns that should be examined and diagnosed by a dentist.