Platelet Rich Plasma in Orange Park and Jacksonville

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood and the large amount of blood needed to produce a suitable quantity of platelets. New technology permits doctors to harvest and produce a sufficient quantity of platelets from only 55 cc of blood, which is drawn from the patient while they are having outpatient surgery.

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Why All The Excitement About PRP?

PRP permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. During the healing process, the body rushes many cells and cell-types to the wound in order to initiate the healing process. One of those cell types is platelets. Platelets perform many functions, including formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors (GF) into the wound. These growth factors; platelet derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF), and insulin-like growth factor (ILGF), function to assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissue. The more growth factors released and sequestered into the wound, the more stem cells are stimulated to produce new tissue. Thus, PRP permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.

A subfamily of TGF, is bone morphogenic protein (BMP). BMP has been shown to induce the formation of new bone in research studies in both animals and humans. This is of great significance to the surgeon who places dental implants. By adding PRP, and BMP, to the implant site with bone substitute particles, the implant surgeon can now grow bone more predictably and faster than ever before.

PRP Has Many Clinical Applications

PRP can be used to aid Bone grafting for dental implants. This includes onlay and inlay grafts, sinus lift procedures, ridge augmentation procedures, closure of cleft and/or lip, and palate defects. It can also assist in repair of bone defects created by removal of teeth, or small cysts and repair of fistulas between the sinus cavity and mouth.

PRP Also Has Many Advantages

Safety: PRP is a by-product of the patient’s own blood, therefore, disease transmission is not an issue.

Convenience: PRP can be generated in the doctor’s office while the patient is undergoing an outpatient surgical procedure such as the placement of dental implants.

Faster healing: The supersaturation of the wound with PRP, and thus growth factors, produces an increase of tissue synthesis and faster tissue regeneration.

Cost effectiveness: Since PRP harvesting is done with only 55 cc of blood in the doctor’s office, the patient need not incur the expense of the harvesting procedure in hospital or at a blood bank.

Ease of use: PRP is easy to handle and actually improves the ease of application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by making them more gel-like.

Frequently Asked Questions About PRP

Is PRP safe? Yes. During the outpatient surgical procedure a small amount of your own blood is drawn out via the IV. This blood is then placed in the PRP centrifuge machine and spun down. In less than 15 minutes, the PRP is formed and ready to use.

Should PRP be used in all bone-grafting cases? Not always. In some cases, there is no need for PRP. However, in the majority of cases, application of PRP to the graft will increase the final amount of bone present, in addition to making the wound heal faster and more efficiently.

Will my insurance cover the costs? Unfortunately not. The cost of the PRP application (approximately $400) is paid by the patient.

Can PRP be used alone to stimulate bone formation? No. PRP must be mixed with either the patient’s own bone, a bone substitute material such as demineralized freeze-dried bone, or a synthetic bone product, such as BIO-OSS.

Are there any contraindications to PRP? Very few. Obviously, patients with bleeding disorders or hematologic diseases do not qualify for this in-office procedure. Check with your surgeon and/or primary care physician to determine if PRP is right for you.

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Fill out our Appointment Form or call our Park Street, Jacksonville office at Park Street Office Phone Number 904-300-1561, or our Orange Park office at Orange Park Office Phone Number 904-300-1620 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Imray or Gesek today!

Imray and Gesek DMD, PA

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Patient Review by Peggy W

We have come to Imray & Gesek several times over the past 5 years. First to have 6 teeth removed from my son before braces (2 were extra teeth), then later when he fractured his jaw playing soccer. My son now has now had 7 more teeth removed (six wisdom teeth & another extra tooth) by this office. They have been very courteous & helpful over the years.

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Patient Review by Alyssa E

Dr. Gesek was great! He displays so much confidence and professionalism mixed with genuine care and friendliness. I felt completely at ease in the teams hands. After my procedure I healed so quick and barely had any pain or swelling from my 4 extractions. I would 10/10 recommend.

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Patient Review by Paige H

The staff made me feel comfortable before the Wisdom Teeth procedure. The aftercare instructions were easy to follow and the recoup time was minimal. The follow up appointment was quick and they made sure the area was healing well.

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Patient Review by Tana R

I received excellent care with this office from the point of scheduling the appointment through the surgery and follow-up. If I ever need any other type of oral surgery I will be calling him again. Dr. Imray was excellent.

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I went to the Baymeadows office and saw Dr. Middlebrooks. Everyone from the Surgeon to the dental assistant to the front office was courteous and showed genuine care. I will definitely recommend and return if need arises again.

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Dr. Imray was exceptional with both of the surgeries he performed on me. Explained everything to me in an easily understandable manner.

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I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Gesek. Him and his staff were very friendly and professional and I would recommend them to anybody.

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