Procedure Category: Oral Surgery

Platelet Rich Plasma Monroe and Charlotte

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 Charlotte area, 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte area at (704) 291-7333 to schedule a consultation.

i-Cat Scanner Monroe and Charlotte

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 periodontist and oral surgeons to plan and treat Monroe and Charlotte patients accurately and efficiently. There may be additional cost if it is decided that an I-CAT Scan is required.  The… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Monroe and Charlotte

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 Charlotte patient stops breathing. When the brain registers that it is not receiving enough oxygen it wakes the body enough to take… Read more »

Crown Lengthening Monroe and Charlotte

In dentistry a tooth is divided into the portion seen in the mouth, the crown, and the portion in the bone, the root(s). Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that lengthens the crown portion of the tooth; this surgery would be done for 2 reasons. ‘Gummy Smile’ is when there is more gum than tooth… Read more »

Apicoectomy Monroe and Charlotte

If your tooth becomes infected, your general dentist may treat it by conducting a root canal. However, if the root canal fails to remove the infection completely, you may benefit from treatment by a specialist. Union Oral Surgery‘s doctors perform apicoectomy procedures for Monroe and Greater Charlotte patients to remove diseased tissue around the tip… Read more »

Oral Pathology Monroe and Charlotte

Oral pathology appointments help Greater Charlotte 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 and Charlotte

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 and Charlotte

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 and Charlotte

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 and Charlotte

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