HOW WE GATHER HEALING PROPERTIES
We create PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and related PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) by concentrating a patient’s own blood platelets. The technique involves:
- Drawing a patient’s blood into a vial.
- Spinning the vial in a centrifuge at a certain speed and length of time. This takes the PRP or PRF out of the blood.
- Compressing the result into a flat membrane to be used for bone grafts and other techniques.
PRP IN DENTISTRY
Certain dental procedures depend on the body healing itself. In some services, our dentists will correct your bone or soft tissue, which then must heal and grow. Examples include:
- Correcting defects in the gums.
- Facial reconstruction surgery.
- Repairing a cleft lip or palate.
- Jawbone repair after a tooth extraction.
- Bone grafting to thicken the jawbone.
- Grafting free connective tissue and gingiva.
Regenerative dentistry uses a patient’s own healing and growth properties. We use a device to separate platelets out of your own blood, which we use to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
- A concentration of vital blood platelets.
- Key growth properties.
- Cell signals for enhanced growth.
PRP adds a large amount of natural healing agents to an area. This can rebuild damaged tissues, bone, dental pulp, and more.
EXCITING USES OF PRP AND PRF
After we create PRP or PRF—or the flat membranes mentioned above—we might use it in these ways:
- Bone Grafts: We might combine PRP, PRF, and bone material in a bone graft to speed the healing process. It will be just the right shape for your jawbone
- Dental Implants: Our dentist may place a flat membrane onto a dental implant site at the end of the surgery to help the bone heal quickly and the gum tissue stay healthy.
- Gum Disease Treatment: When treating infected gums, we might use a flat membrane as a graft material on the gums to promote their healing.
- Sinus Repair: While repairing damage to the sinus area, a PRF graft helps to heal damage, fight infection, and improve the outcome.
- Tooth Extractions: After extracting a tooth, such as a wisdom tooth, PRF is an excellent clot material to speed healing and prevent painful dry sockets.
Faster healing and better outcomes may include less pain after procedures too. This improves the quality of life for patients. You could be relatively free of discomfort after surgery if you receive regenerative dentistry at Valley Dental Solutions.
Get Healthy, Regenerative Dentistry In Chandler, Arizona
Our team has received comprehensive training and gone through a lot of practical experience with patients so we can keep you comfortable during blood draws. We also have state-of-the-art equipment designed to efficiently create your own healing PRP or PRF.
Get dramatically enhanced healing with regenerative dentistry. Contact Valley Dental Solutions today for an appointment.
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.