PRP And Ridge Preservation Specialist

Smiles N Braces Family Dental

Reshma Nazir, DDS

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Danville, CA

At Smiles N Braces in Danville, California, you can expect Reshma Nazir, DDS, to provide the latest advancements in dental procedures when you need them most. Dr. Nazir ensures you have access to the highest-quality dental care available, especially when you have dental issues that affect your health. Some of the most innovative dental options now available include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments to prevent bone loss and improve your overall dental health. To learn more about PRP and bone loss prevention, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

PRP and Ridge Preservation Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

PRP therapy is an innovative treatment that uses your own blood platelets to help you regenerate and heal. PRP contains growth factors that are essential to repairing bone and improving your dental health from the inside out.

Dr. Nazir uses PRP therapies for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Bone grafts
  • Bone repair
  • Oral abscesses

Because treatment uses your own blood, it’s both safe and effective for treating dental issues.

What’s involved with PRP dental treatments?

Dr. Nazir determines if you’re a candidate for PRP therapy based on a physical examination, dental X-rays, and a review of your medical history.

If you’re a good candidate for treatment with PRP, she must extract a small sample of your blood and process it in a centrifuge. This device quickly spins the blood sample to separate the platelet-rich materials from other fluids. The spinning process leaves a highly concentrated plasma that Dr. Nazir applies to the area where you have a bone graft or need to expand an area of your jawbone, known as ridge preservation.

What is ridge preservation?

When you’re preparing for a dental implant procedure, your jawbone needs to be in good health and meet certain qualifications to ensure it will be a good support for your implant.

In some cases, the upper ridge of the jaw isn’t a sufficient foundation for an implant and needs to be restored through a bone graft. Dr. Nazir creates a treatment plan to preserve as much of the natural ridge as possible and can add additional bone to strengthen and rebuild the ridge.

PRP treatments, when combined with a bone graft, can help regenerate new and healthier bone quickly and effectively. This not only ensures your good dental health, but also long-term success with your dental implants.

What are the benefits of PRP dental therapy?

PRP can provide you with faster healing times after a surgical procedure. This type of therapy can also reduce your risk for infection by covering your wound to seal it off from debris and bacteria that can result in infection.

By using your own blood, you also lower your risk for rejecting the treatment and for potential side effects.

Learn more about the benefits of PRP treatments for ridge preservation and faster healing by calling Dr. Nazir’s Danville office or scheduling a consultation online today.