PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an advanced technique used by board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael Kuzmik when performing a range of oral surgical procedures. PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood and is used to promote healing while encouraging bone and gum tissue regeneration in treatment sites. A safe and effective adjunctive option, PRP is minimally invasive and decreases the risk of infection in areas receiving surgical procedures. For more information on PRP therapy with Dr. Kuzmik, contact our team at Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik P.C. Tysons Corner in Vienna, VA today to schedule a consultation. Our practice is proud to offer the latest in cutting-edge oral surgery care to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.
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PRP contains a concentration of platelets and growth factors that can be beneficial in improving the body’s natural healing response. It can also help to regenerate gum and bone tissues following procedures, such as dental implant placement, bone grafting, tooth extractions, and oral and facial reconstructive surgery. Using PRP therapy during these types of treatments may also minimize bleeding and post-op discomfort and reduce the risk of infections. During your consultation, Dr. Kuzmik will review your medical and dental histories, assess your treatment needs, and determine if PRP therapy is a safe option for your oral health.
What to expect
The PRP process is performed within the comfort of our well-appointed surgical suite. To begin, we draw a small amount of blood from your arm into a tube, which is then placed into our centrifuge. This machine spins the tube of blood for about 15 minutes, causing separation between the plasma and other cellular components. Saline and other fluids are added to the plasma sample and thoroughly mixed. Dr. Kuzmik then places the solution as needed within treatment sites during your surgical procedure.
Since PRP is derived naturally from your own body, the risk of an allergic or adverse reaction is extremely minimal. Dr. Kuzmik and our surgical team will provide instructions on how to best care for your treatment sites during the healing phase. PRP therapy is designed to speed healing and promote tissue regeneration so our team will recommend a follow-up visit to assess your surgical sites for expected healing and progress.
PRP therapy may be covered as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with your surgical treatment. To determine if PRP therapy is covered by your dental insurance, our team will contact your provider and review your list of benefits. Before beginning your procedure, we will be sure to inform you of any out-of-pocket costs and the convenient payment options we accept, including third-party financing with CareCredit®.
PRP therapy is a safe and convenient adjunctive procedure often used to expedite healing and to regenerate bone and soft tissues around dental implants, in extraction sites, during bone grafting, and in other surgical procedures. Dr. Kuzmik may recommend the use of PRP therapy to deliver optimal treatment outcomes for your oral health and smile. Learn more about this advanced technique by scheduling your consultation at Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik P.C. Tysons Corner in Vienna, VA today.