Who’s a Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) promotes faster healing in patients who are recuperating from a dental or medical procedure. This is achieved by accelerating the body’s own healing process using growth factors that occur naturally in the platelets in your blood.
Dr. K Ashraf in Waterloo uses PRP therapy to enhance the healing process for a variety of dental procedures. For example, patients who receive dental implants can benefit from PRP therapy — the accelerated healing process will also reduce recovery time for a number of treatments, including dental crowns or bridges.
Conditions That Can Interfere with PRP Therapy
PRP therapy is a safe way to promote faster healing because it utilizes the healing power inside your own blood. With that said, PRP therapy is not the ideal treatment for every patient. For example, PRP therapy may not be the right treatment for patients who:
- Are pregnant
- Are taking blood thinners
- Have been diagnosed with cancer
- Have a blood clotting disorder
- Have an active infection
- Have anemia
The best way to find out if PRP therapy is the right fit for your treatment plan is to meet with Dr. K Ashraf. He’ll listen to your concerns and design the treatment plan that best meets your needs.
Why Patients Choose Dr. K Ashraf
Dr. K Ashraf believes our patients deserve the best care we can provide. Every year he dedicates much of his time and energy to learning more about treatments like PRP that will benefit our patients.
Dr. K Ashraf studied PRP with Dr. Arun Garg, who is a well-known author, researcher, and pioneer in PRP therapy.
Dr. K Ashraf’s training and experience help ensure positive outcomes for our patients in the Waterloo area. His personal touch and compassionate demeanor make him a sensible choice, and you’ll be reassured by our professionalism from the moment you walk through our doors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does PRP therapy last?
The results following platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are most noticeable after at least six months. However, results are not permanent and may require follow-up appointments at least once a year.
Is PRP therapy right for me?
PRP therapy is a great way to enhance healing and reduce your overall recovery time for a number of dental procedures, including dental implants. It’s safe, cost-efficient, natural, and best of all, it makes your treatments more effective and recovery faster. To learn more, simply give us a call at (226) 213-5716 or fill out a convenient contact form and we’ll explain the procedure in detail.