Advances in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery have made it possible to speed up your healing time using safe, natural resources that are already present in your body. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) treatments can promote bone growth and healing after certain procedures.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenetic protein treatments cause your body to produce new bone in the area of treatment. The process uses molecules identical to the proteins in your own body that stimulate bone regeneration. BMPs have proven to be very successful at restoring bone that has been lost due to resorption. In some cases, use of BMP can be used instead of additional bone grafting procedures, eliminating the need to take bone samples from another part of the jaw or hip bone.
Platelet-rich plasma uses a high concentration of platelets (which promote blood clotting and healing) to speed up the healing process in the area of surgery. PRP is derived from a small blood sample. PRP used to be expensive and difficult to produce, but today we can centrifuge the sample in our office to separate the platelet growth factors from the red blood cells. The newly separated plasma can be applied during bone grafting, tissue grafting, and other procedures to prepare the mouth for dental implants or repair facial bone defects.
Benefits of Using PRP and BMP
Advanced surgical techniques such as the application of PRP or BMP treatments can provide patients with a variety of benefits, including
- Faster healing time for bone and tissue regeneration
- Ability to receive dental implants faster
- Potential to lower the total number of procedures necessary
- Lower risk of disease transmission from donor materials
PRP and BMP Treatments at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
We use advanced techniques to make your procedure and recovery as safe and efficient as possible. If you are interested in learning more about the techniques we use during oral and dental surgery procedures, contact one of our offices today to learn more.