Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood and the large amount of blood needed to produce a suitable quantity of platelets. New technology permits doctors to harvest and produce a sufficient quantity of platelets from only 55 cc of blood, which is drawn from the patient while they are having outpatient surgery.

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Why All The Excitement About PRP?

PRP permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. During the healing process, the body rushes many cells and cell-types to the wound in order to initiate the healing process. One of those cell types is platelets. Platelets perform many functions, including formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors (GF) into the wound. These growth factors; platelet derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF), and insulin-like growth factor (ILGF), function to assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissue. The more growth factors released and sequestered into the wound, the more stem cells are stimulated to produce new tissue. Thus, PRP permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.

A subfamily of TGF, is bone morphogenic protein (BMP). BMP has been shown to induce the formation of new bone in research studies in both animals and humans. This is of great significance to the surgeon who places dental implants. By adding PRP, and BMP, to the implant site with bone substitute particles, the implant surgeon can now grow bone more predictably and faster than ever before.

PRP Has Many Clinical Applications

PRP can be used to aid Bone grafting for dental implants. This includes onlay and inlay grafts, sinus lift procedures, ridge augmentation procedures, closure of cleft lip and palate defects. It can also assist in repair of bone defects created by removal of teeth, or small cysts and repair of fistulas between the sinus cavity and mouth.

PRP Also Has Many Advantages

Safety: PRP is a by-product of the patient’s own blood, therefore, disease transmission is not an issue.

Convenience: PRP can be generated in the doctor’s office while the patient is undergoing an outpatient surgical procedure such as the placement of dental implants.

Faster healing: The supersaturation of the wound with PRP, and thus growth factors, produces an increase of tissue synthesis and faster tissue regeneration.

Cost effectiveness: Since PRP harvesting is done with only 55 cc of blood in the doctor’s office, the patient need not incur the expense of the harvesting procedure in hospital or at a blood bank.

Ease of use: PRP is easy to handle and actually improves the ease of application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by making them more gel-like.

Frequently Asked Questions About PRP

Is PRP safe? Yes. During the outpatient surgical procedure a small amount of your own blood is drawn out via the IV. This blood is then placed in the PRP centrifuge machine and spun down. In less than 15 minutes, the PRP is formed and ready to use.

Should PRP be used in all bone-grafting cases? Not always. In some cases, there is no need for PRP. However, in the majority of cases, application of PRP to the graft will increase the final amount of bone present, in addition to making the wound heal faster and more efficiently.

Will my insurance cover the costs? Unfortunately not. The cost of the PRP application (approximately $400) is paid by the patient.

Can PRP be used alone to stimulate bone formation? No. PRP must be mixed with either the patient’s own bone, a bone substitute material such as demineralized freeze-dried bone, or a synthetic bone product, such as BIO-OSS.

Are there any contraindications to PRP? Very few. Obviously, patients with bleeding disorders or hematologic diseases do not qualify for this in-office procedure. Check with your surgeon and/or primary care physician to determine if PRP is right for you.

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Ted M. Rosner, DMD

5 out of 5 stars based on 12 Platelet Rich Plasma reviews

Patient Review by John matlack

Great oral Surgeon. I've been to him twice two weeks ago . an three yrs.ago I had 14 teeth removed at this office No Problems! This tells me expert know how in what his doing .I had been to other surgeons before. An there just not the same good work. Thank you Dr rosner!

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Patient Review by Shadi A

Dr. Rosner made me feel good about myself and comfortable throughout my surgery. He removed all my wisdom teeth and another tooth same day. I can't explain the best dental experience I ever had in my life time I recovered same day I left Dr. Rosner office. Absolutely no pain everything went successful. BEST DOCTOR IN THE NATION!!! I'm recommending all my family and friends to Dr. Rosner and his staff. Thank you kindly for your great Service & most of all you're honesty. I can't thank you enough.

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Patient Review by La'Toya R

Dr. Rosner and his staff are Phenomenal! My 16 yr. old daughter had her wisdom teeth out and I am very glad we came here. Everyone is professional, kind, courteous, and understanding. I have told many people about her great experience. I can't say thank you enough!

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Patient Review by Patricia F

At our first meeting Dr. Rosner took the time to explain in detail the entire procedure and time line needed for completion. He is a caring doctor who is very thorough and takes pride in his excellent surgical work. He continuously monitors the well being of the patient during each procedure. On the day of surgery Dr. Rosner called me in the evening to make sure that I was doing well. Dr. Rosner and his staff really care about you as an individual and are very pleasant to each patient and make you feel comfortable. Dr. Rosner and his staff are very competent in the individual tasks they perform. I am very pleased with the outcome of my procedure.

- Patricia F

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Patient Review by Beth W

Everyone goes out of their way to make the patient comfortable, relaxed, tips from the dental techs particularly helpful, but everyone is friendly and makes me feel like I can survive anything my teeth require!

- Beth W

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Patient Review by Dawn C

I am very happy with Dr Rosner and his staff! From the beginning we decided on a plan I knew exactly what to expect! I am now delighted with the outcome!

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Patient Review by Brianne O

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Patient Review by Mary W

Great place will definality come back if I need anymore work

- Mary W

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Patient Review by Bryan B

Everyone was nice and comforting even though I was a bit nervous about he procedure

- Bryan B

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Patient Review by Elinor F

I did appreciate the personal follow-up phone call from Dr. Rosner on the night after the procedure. I am also in health care field and I personally, do follow-up phone calls on our patients after their surgeries and procedure. Kudos to that! That is what you call excellent customer service and doing above and beyond for the patient.

- Elinor F

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Patient Review by Milt H

I would recommend Dr. Rosner and his staff to anyone. You cannot go wrong using Dr. Rosner for any of your oral surgery procedures or referring a friend to his practice.

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Patient Review by bill s

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