Procedure Category: Oral Surgery

Platelet Rich Plasma Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP, is blood plasma with high concentrations of platelets. Blood is made of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Plasma and Platelets. Platelets are important in a number of essential functions for the body. At Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center in the Monroe and Mint Hill area in Union County, we are particularly interested in its use during the formation of blood clots and the release of growth factors, PDGF (Platelet-Derived Growth Factors) which is one of the main wound healing and regeneration hormones for bone. PRP is produced when a sample of the patient’s own blood is obtained and processed in a centrifuge, here in our office, which separates the platelets from red blood cells. The PRP is then used during surgery to accelerate bone formation and density during the healing stage.

Why Use Platelet Rich Plasma?

  • Lower Risk of Post-Operative Infection – PRP seals the wound which helps keep out infectious agents.
  • Safe and Convenient – It is completely safe because the blood harvested is from the patient’s own blood supply. The amount of blood is small and can be collected during a routine visit.
  • Faster Healing – The tissue regenerates faster when the wound is saturated with PRP.

When Is Platelet Rich Plasma Used?

  • Sinus Lift
  • Bone Grafting for Implant
  • Closure of Cleft Palate
  • Repair of Bone Defects from the Removal of Small Cysts or Teeth
  • Repair to the fistula, an opening between the mouth and sinus cavity

Platelet Rich Plasma is a valuable and effective way of improving the surgical sites involved in oral surgery. PRP is a completely safe procedure. It utilizes the Monroe and Mint Hill patient’s own blood, so disease transmission is not a factor. A majority of patients also state that they feel a greater degree of comfort postoperatively.We will discuss the use of PRP with you during your consultation here at Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.

We will discuss the use of PRP with you during your consultation here at Union Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. Contact our office in the Monroe and Mint Hill area in Union County at (704) 291-7333 to schedule a consultation.

i-Cat Scanner Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

I-CAT produces high definition 3D diagnostic images that precisely show position of impacted teeth, nerve location, sinus wall, bone height and width, which allows our oral surgeons to plan and treat Monroe, Mint Hill and all of Union County patients accurately and efficiently. There may be additional cost if it is decided that an I-CAT Scan… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition when the airway is blocked by the tongue and soft tissue of the mouth when a person is asleep. When the airway is blocked, the Monroe and Mint Hill patient stops breathing. When the brain registers that it is not receiving enough oxygen it wakes the body enough to… Read more »

Oral Pathology Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

Oral pathology appointments help Union County patients identify and resolve mouth-related concerns such as growths, small wounds, sores, ulcers, sensitivity, burning sensations, and other discomfort without an immediately recognizable cause. If you smoke or chew tobacco, you may also benefit from a simple, non-invasive cancer screening. Union Oral Surgery welcomes patients to visit our practice… Read more »

Impacted Canines Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

An impacted tooth is any tooth that is prevented from reaching its normal position by the time it would have been expected. Teeth become impacted for a number of reasons; the most common is lack of space. Other reasons include but are not limited to; a tooth being in or facing the wrong direction, cysts,… Read more »

Pre-prosthetic Surgery Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

Pre-prosthetic surgery is a collection of procedures that revise the shape of your gums and bone and strengthen the foundation of your teeth, helping prepare you for dental implants or other restorations. You may also benefit from pre-prosthetic surgery if you have dentures already but are experiencing pain, irritation, or a loose fit. These problems… Read more »

Bone Grafting Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

If you are planning to have a procedure to restore missing teeth, you may also benefit from bone grafting. This routine and effective treatment can strengthen the foundation for your dental implants, ensuring that they will be durable, reliable, and functional for years to come. The surgeons at Union Oral Surgery can evaluate whether you… Read more »

Facial Trauma Monroe, Mint Hill and All of Union County

Adipiscing est felis curae accumsan tristique risus condimentum nisi morbi ac pellentesque tristique, sapien molestie vivamus quisque donec torquent ullamcorper ornare tortor magna nec. tempus nam aenean sagittis dapibus, mi varius odio, curae volutpat posuere.