At our Colorado oral surgery facilities, we make sure to consistently stay on the leading edge of the latest in techniques and technologies. Additionally, we work hard to ensure that every one of our patients experiences a quick and seamless recovery period following their procedures. To help make this a reality, our Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO offices perform an advanced technique known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in conjunction with a number of our treatments. PRP is a substance taken from your own blood and is injected into surgical sites to encourage safe and quick regeneration of gum and bone tissue. It is a minimally invasive add-on procedure that can also help lower your risk of developing an infection after receiving oral surgery. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of PRP treatments, don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We love sharing new developments with our patients so they can achieve their best outcomes.
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"Dr. Ringer did an amazing job! My husband got his wisdom teeth removed from an Army surgeon and his experience DOES NOT compare to mine!!! I had 5 teeth extracted and Dr. Ringer left me with little pain and NO SWELLING. That’s right I got to keep my face! I can’t recommend him enough and the team in the north office. They gave me free ice cream too. :)"- J.J. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Friendly and professional staff. Answered all questions until we felt comfortable with the procedure and followed up with us at home later to assure everything was okay... Would recommend to others anytime."- K.S. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I really appreciate how Dr. Ringer bent over backwards to help my daughter - we had a series of conflicts that made it look impossible to get her into the office in a timely manner and Dr. Ringer's office really worked with us -- for that we are most grateful.Additionally, my daughter is atypical and was stressing about having her mouth worked on - the Dr and staff treated her with kindness and gentleness and were attentive to her needs along with any concerns or questions I and her father had about the procedure.The procedure was quick and he performed it with unspeakable proficiency. He and his staff were thorough with their aftercare instructions and genuinely interested in her recovery. Dr. Ringer later called me to check up on how she was doing and praised her for how well she held it together. He also made sure that I had emergency contact info in case we had more questions or if my daughter were to have any issues at all with her aftercare. We are very pleased with this practice and certainly recommend Dr. Ringer's office to anyone needing oral surgery."- S.T. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
Because platelet-rich plasma contains a concentration of growth factors and platelets that aid in wound healing and blood clotting, it is a very good option to help increase your body's natural healing ability. PRP can also help regenerate gum and bone tissues quicker so your healing period is more efficient. Any patient receiving a wisdom tooth extraction, bone grafting procedure, or dental implant could benefit from having this treatment added on to their overall surgical program. Adding a PRP treatment to your surgical procedure can also help to decrease the amount of bleeding, as well as your risk of developing an infection post-op. If you're scheduled to receive oral surgery at one of our offices, be sure to ask whether or not PRP could be a safe and effective addition to your treatment plan.
What to expect
PRP therapy is a simple treatment to perform. First, a member of our team will draw a sample of blood from your arm and place it into our centrifuge machine. The centrifuge then purifies the blood, separating the plasma from other unwanted components. We will then add a saline solution and additional growth factors to the substance to create a solution that is specially tailored to improve your body's healing and tissue regeneration. The PRP creation process takes about 15 minutes to complete on average. Once your personalized solution has been crafted, it will be used during your oral surgery procedure.
Since PRP is derived from your own blood and supplemented with healthy and proven solutions, you should not experience any negative side effects as a result of your platelet-rich plasma treatment. Once your oral surgery is over, a member of our team will go over any necessary post-op instructions to help speed along your recovery process. If you have any follow-up appointments planned at our office, be sure to attend them so we can monitor your progress and oral health.
Adding PRP therapy to your oral surgery treatment plan will result in more costs. Your insurance may cover some of these, but it will depend on your individual plan. Once we have ascertained your coverage, we will be able to calculate your out-of-pocket costs. Our Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO offices work hard to ensure that every patient receives the specialized care they need at a price that fits into their budget. We can also provide you with information on medical financing.
With new advancements being made in the medical field every day, recovering from an invasive oral surgery can be easier than ever. Pairing PRP treatments with a procedure can encourage your bone and gums to regenerate tissue quicker, resulting in a speedier recovery. PRP can also help reduce your risks of bleeding and post-op infection. To learn more about the benefits of his revolutionary add-on service, contact one of our Colorado offices and speak to a member of our team.