Dr. Armando Gama and Dr. Eugene Morris are committed to excellence in patient care. They have incorporated a number of advanced techniques and technology in our treatments to minimize post-operative pain and expedite healing after a bone graft. The team at Oral Surgical Associates offers the cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma therapy at our Missoula, MT, practice for accelerated tissue repair and regeneration, as well as shorter healing time. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is produced using your own blood by separating the components to create liquid for injections that are rich in platelets. This therapy promotes faster recovery times as it utilizes your body's natural healing processes.
Platelets naturally occur within the body and are found in the blood. These pieces of cell release growth factors that stimulate the body to create new tissues and heal wounds. With PRP, our team can create a solution that has extremely high concentrations of platelets to enhance your body's healing processes. Dr. Gama or Dr. Morris can also add Emdogain to enhance how PRP therapy works. This specialized gel is derived from natural proteins and helps to provide more predictable regeneration of both hard and soft tissues. Together, your own platelets and Emdogain can create a strong, healthy structure in your jaw and gums that improves your smile for years to come.
Before treatment, you will have a consultation with our team to determine if you are a candidate for PRP therapy. Not all patients who undergo a bone graft require this treatment, but it is especially beneficial for aging patients. If you have a blood clotting disorder or a hematologic disease, then you will most likely not qualify for PRP therapy. If you do qualify, we can move forward with the process.
To prepare the PRP, our team will draw a small amount of your blood. This treatment usually only requires 55 CCs of blood, almost one-tenth of the amount given during a standard donation. Once the blood has been collected, we will place it in a centrifuge that will spin the vial rapidly, separating the different components. The process of separating the platelets from the rest of the blood cells takes about 15 minutes, after which we will create an injection using the high concentrations of platelets.
PRP therapy is a reliable treatment that allows patients to improve their oral health with shortened healing times and better results. This simple and cost-effective technique can also minimize pain and discomfort and is particularly well-suited for elderly patients. Since the therapy uses the patient's own blood, the chance of rejection and other risks is also limited. This treatment can help patients to become eligible for treatments such as dental implants more quickly after bone grafting. PRP therapy can also be used in conjunction with treatments such as sinus lifts, fistula repair, and bone repair after tooth removal or the removal of oral cysts.
Oral Surgical Associates can provide state-of-the-art care you need to achieve lasting oral health. Call us at (406) 282-8768 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors and to learn more about PRP therapy and how you can experience its benefits.