If you have a dental procedure coming up, you may be worried about the recovery process – how long, painful, or complicated it could be.
What if we told you we have a process scientifically proven to enhance your body’s own healing and regeneration systems? Something that would decrease your chances of having postoperative complications and help attain better healing and better results for your dental surgery? What if it did not require any medicines, chemicals, or donor cells other than having a small amount of your own blood drawn? And if it was safe and inexpensive?
You’d probably say, “Why not?”
Let us introduce you to platelet rich plasma and platelet rich fibrin. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is the liquid form, while platelet rich fibrin (PRF) the gelled membrane form, of a product processed from your own blood that can greatly advance the healing process.
Here’s how it works: We draw a small quantity of blood from you just before your dental procedure. Inside test tubes, the blood is spun in a centrifuge which separates the blood into its individual components – plasma, red blood cells and a small quantity of white blood cells and platelets called the buffy coat. It’s this buffy coat layer that contains the healing and growth factors that we use to enhance healing.
These products, processed from your own blood, are then immediately injected or placed into the surgical site.
So, why do we recommend PRP and PRF?
The scientifically proven positive effects of this procedure include better and faster soft tissue (gums) and hard tissue (bone) healing and regeneration. Because the healing occurs faster than usual, there is less chance of infection, dry socket, failed implants or failed grafting.
These procedures are especially helpful to those who otherwise might have impaired healing such as diabetics, smokers, and others with chronic or acute conditions which can interfere with healing.
If a dental procedure is in your future, we recommend this process. Not quite convinced? Talk with one of our team members to learn more.