TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center
TMJ Specialists & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Seattle, WA
PRP Injection Therapy is a natural and cost-effective alternative to surgery—designed to rebuild cartilage, repair torn meniscus and ligaments, and reduce swelling and pain It works by stimulating the natural immune repair mechanisms and supplying the building blocks necessary to build tissue.
PRP is a concentration of your own blood platelets and growth factors that naturally trigger tissue healing.
A sample of your blood is collected and centrifuged to separate the plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets play a critical role in healing wounds and soft tissue injuries by activating stem cells to regenerate new, healthy tissue.
An injection of platelet-rich plasma accelerates the healing process to cartilage and ligaments. Many patients report pain relief, decreased joint noises and jaw shifting in addition to rapid healing. Typically, this may require 1-3 injections spaced apart.