PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Often when we do periodontal, dental, or implant surgery we will do IV sedation to keep our patients comfortable. This makes it very easy to draw salt from a small sample of blood to place into a test tube which we then placed into a centrifuge. This separates the blood components into various layers. One of those layers, the PRP is often used to cover particulate bone graft materials to enhance bone regeneration and improve healing. You may have heard of PRP being used in a wide variety of other medical applications.