Oral Surgery Hawaii uses advanced tools and techniques to make sure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. Our oral surgeons, Dr. Craig Yamamoto and Dr. Blake Kitamura, are constantly looking for the best ways to treat patients safely and efficiently. Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, reduces healing times and improves recovery for bone grafting and other procedures, and your oral surgeon can create and apply PRP from the convenience of our offices in Honolulu, Aiea, and Kaneohe, HI.
Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors to stimulate healing. In the past, PRP was expensive and difficult to make, but today it can be made from a small blood sample from the patient. Using PRP derived from your own blood allows your body to heal itself more efficiently with virtually no risk of disease transmission.
Benefits of PRP
Platelet-rich plasma gives patients a variety of benefits, including the following:
- Drastically reduced healing times for bone grafting and bone augmentation procedures
- Almost no risk of disease transmission
- Simple to make — all that is necessary to make PRP is a small blood sample, which will be centrifuged for less than 20 minutes to create your PRP
- Easy to apply during surgery — the PRP takes the form of a gel, which is easy to apply during your bone grafting procedures
Advanced Treatments at Oral Surgery Hawaii
At our offices in Honolulu, Aiea, and Kaneohe, HI, your safety and comfort are our top priorities, which is why we use surgical tools and techniques that reduce your healing time and produce the best possible results. If you’d like to learn more about our practice and the advanced techniques our surgeons use, feel free to contact one of our offices for more information.