At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we’re always searching for ways to improve the patient experience and provide the highest quality of dental care possible. It’s why we routinely participate in continuing education, invest in advanced dental technology, and offer more advanced dental treatments. One such leading-edge procedure we’re proud of is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or PRP therapy. Read on to learn how we use plasma for faster healing with this modern treatment!
The Basics of PRP Therapy
Using plasma in medicine may sound like far-off science fiction, but when boiled down it’s quite simple to understand. Here’s the gist of how PRP therapy works: We take a small amount of the patient’s blood and then prepare it to isolate its healing elements. Once that’s ready, we inject the concentration of platelets into the treatment area so it can prompt the body to heal faster. Since the patient is receiving their own blood, there’s no need for donors or transfusions.
What Can PRP Therapy Be Used For?
PRP therapy is often used to heal damaged joints, tendons, and ligaments. In terms of dentistry, that means that we can use it for temporomandibular joint disorder. Abbreviated to TMD, temporomandibular joint disorder is when the joints that connect your jawbone to your skull don’t work properly. When this dysfunction happens, it can make everyday activities like chewing and talking difficult, and it can result in facial pain as well as headaches. With the use of plasma, we can speed up the joint repair process to ease this condition’s symptoms.
Plasma Therapy at Dental Solutions of Columbus
If you have more questions about the use of plasma therapy in dentistry, we invite you to visit our Platelet Rich Plasma Stem Cell Therapy page on our website. If you have further questions about this state-of-the-art treatment, contact our Columbus dental office today by phone or email. Our experienced team is happy to help patients figure out if the procedure is right for them, and if so, get them started on the path to improved wellness.
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