PRP Discharge Instructions

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from a patient's own blood to provide healing benefits after surgery. You were given PRP because it has been shown that it may:

  • accelerate bone growth and regeneration
  • accelerate soft tissue healing
  • enhance wound closure and sealing
  • stabilize bone and soft tissue grafts
  • reduce overall healing time
  • make you more comfortable

At Home Instructions

  • If gauze is placed, bite for ½ hour to control bleeding. You may then change the gauze and bite for another ½ hour. Gentle oozing is normal but if you are concerned, please call the doctor. You should expect to see blood on the pillow in the morning.
  • NO smoking, rinsing, spitting or drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours. These activities may dislodge the clot.
  • You may eat while still numb. Soft foods such as scrambled eggs, mashed potato, ice cream, and pasta are recommended. Be very gentle in the surgical site.
  • After 24 hours, you may rinse your mouth with warm salt water rinses.
  • Take any medications as prescribed.
  • Do not take aspirin unless prescribed by another doctor for a medical condition. If you presently take an aspirin a day, you can expect more bleeding.
  • Keep your mouth clean. Beginning tomorrow you may begin to gently brush your teeth.
  • Do not test your lip to see if it is numb, you may bite your lip without knowing it.
  • The doctor recommends you rest the day of surgery and then return to normal activity the following day.

Any question or concerns, please call the dental office to speak to your doctor.