Phlebotomy and PRP

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma is used to accelerate and enhance bone growth. Platelet Rich Plasma used during dental implant treatment increases the success rate of the procedure.

As part of the PRP procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn prior to dental implant treatment. Phlebotomy is a procedure that removes blood from the body.

Once the blood is drawn, it is placed into a sterile container which is set in the SmartPReP™ platelet separator developed by Harvest Technologies. The blood is then centrifuged to separate the plasma from the red blood cells.

The PRP is extracted from the rest of the plasma with a sterile syringe and is ready for use in the clinical setting. When applied, the PRP is mixed with a combination of calcium chloride and thrombin that transforms the PRP into a ‘sticky’ gel-like form. This gel allows the surgeon to obtain and shape the appropriate amount of PRP necessary for each particular application.

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