Plasma Growth Factors
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and platelet rich fibrin (PRF) are liquids and gelled membranes that are produced using a patient’s own blood. PRP and PRF are effective at enhancing the body is healing and regeneration systems and decreases a patients chances of experiencing post-operative complications. PRP and PRF are used in dentistry to promote successful results and stimulate faster healing and recovery after a dental surgery. PRP and PRF procedures are safe and do not require any additional medications, chemicals or outsourced donor cells in order to complete.
To produce PRP and PRF, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate it into three components: plasma, red blood cells, and a concentration of white blood cells and platelets known as the buffy layer. This buffy layer contains the key elements that promote healing. PRP is a liquid form and PRF is a gelled membrane form of these components that are produced from this process.
These products are placed directly onto the affected site immediately after a surgical dental procedure and are scientifically proven to produce better and faster healing and regeneration of bone and soft tissues. With the healing process expedited, the patient is exposed to a lower chance of infection, dry socket or a failed procedure.
PRP and PRF are often used in conjunction with LANAP and bone and gum grafting procedures to guarantee a successful integration of the tissues with the body. PRP and PRF are especially beneficial to those with auto-immune disorders, diabetes, smokers or those with other chronic conditions.
The benefits of PRP and PRF for your dental surgery include faster recovery, lessened risk for infection and other complications, and a greater chance of experiencing a successful procedure. PRP and PRF is completely safe as the products are made completely from the patient’s own blood, so there is no risk of infection or rejection of the material.