Plasmolifting of Gums in Dentistry: Pros and Cons
Plasmolifting of gums is a method of gum recovery that is quickly gaining popularity. It is widely used today as it is one of the safest and easiest ways to recover damaged gums.
Gum treatment with plasma involves the patient's own plasma injections into their gums. It stimulates the regeneration process and can help heal significant damage.
Some people may be afraid of injections, but it’s a safe procedure since it uses the patient’s blood, thus minimizing the risk of allergic reactions and other possible complications. Plasma injections are actually used in a variety of other areas, such as in healing muscle injuries, torn tendons, and joint injuries. They’re also becoming more popular in cosmetic medicine.
Plasmolifting in dentistry is used to treat a variety of gum-related issues. As it stimulates the regeneration of damaged areas, it can heal bleeding or inflamed gums, as well as speed up the recovery after a tooth extraction, stimulate recovery after an implantation, prevent the bone tissues decay, and much more. Gum plasma therapy can be used in many different conditions, as this method has great versatility.
Plasma injections are performed by a professional. This method can help in dealing with many different gum-related illnesses, and with the constant enhancement of the blood sampling and separating plasma processes, it became easier than ever. This procedure doesn’t take much time. Firstly, the patient’s blood will be sampled. Secondly, it will be put into a centrifuge that will separate the plasma from blood. After that, the dentist performs plasma lifting by injecting samples of the patient's plasma into the gums where needed.
We have already mentioned a few benefits of plasma. Let’s review them in detail:
- It’s safe: as it is sampled from the patient’s blood, it significantly lowers a chance of an allergic reaction or any other possible complication, since the patient’s immune system won’t target its own cells.
- It’s quick: the whole process doesn’t take much time. The whole appointment can take up to half an hour at most. It’s easy to use: the processes of blood sampling and plasma separating are easier than ever before.
- It’s pain-free: in most cases, this procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia at all. Of course, injections could be a bit discomforting, but it doesn’t get more painful than the blood sampling mentioned before.
- It’s very effective: patients see positive effects after their first visit to the doctor.
There are a few contraindications to this procedure, however, which include:
- infectious diseases;
- blood diseases;
- diabetes mellitus;
- allergic reaction to heparin.
Patients who don’t have contraindications can be sure that plasmolifting of gums is safe for them. However, it is the dentist who should decide which method of treatment is the best for each patient.
All in all, plasmolifting of gums is one of the best and most convenient methods of treating different gum diseases. It comes with many benefits and just a few contraindications. You should consult with your dentist, however, to learn if it is suitable for you and your condition. If you have any questions, contact us for more information!