Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) & Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Heal Faster After Oral Surgery
Platelet therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), are safe and effective ways to expedite the healing process. Your blood contains natural healing agents. By applying these agents to surgical sites, we can promote faster healing while achieving fantastic treatment results.
At Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we provide patients with access to the most advanced techniques for smoother recoveries following oral surgery. Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang will discuss your PRP and PRF options during your first visit as part of the treatment planning process. To schedule your consultation and learn more about these natural healing options, contact our office in Groton, MA today.
How Does PRP and PRF Work?
Platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin are blood products made using the patient’s own blood. Prior to your surgical procedure, your oral surgeon will draw a small blood sample. Drawing this small blood sample is very quick and will not require anesthesia. This blood is spun in a centrifuge, which separates the blood components into different layers.
Immediately after your surgeon closes the wound, we will apply the concentrated plasma or fibrin directly to the surgical area. By administering your own natural growth factors to an area that needs healing, we can safely speed up the healing process.
Benefits of PRP and PRF
PRP and PRF have been used in dentistry for many years and continue to provide patients with exceptional recovery times. There are many benefits to this treatment, including:
- PRP and PRF are completely natural
- No risk of rejection or contamination—your own blood is used
- Return to your normal routine quickly after a procedure
- Reduce or eliminate the need for narcotic pain medication or anti-inflammatories
- Lower the risk of infection after surgery
The Difference Between PRP and PRF
Platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin both exist within your blood, but there are differences between these two healing treatments. PRP requires a bigger blood sample than PRF and is spun at a higher speed in the centrifuge. This separates the blood more distinctly, whereas PRF is spun at a slower speed to allow some white blood cells and stem cells to remain in the sample. Spinning the blood at a lower speed also causes less trauma to the individual cells.
Your oral surgeon will determine whether PRP or PRF is right for your treatment. PRF typically has more healing factors than PRP, but both are a safe and effective method of speeding up your body’s ability to heal.
Can PRP/PRF Be Used for My Oral Surgery?
PRP or PRF can be used in conjunction with most oral surgery procedures. Any procedure that involves a surgical site can benefit with these natural healing agents. You may qualify for PRP or PRF treatment when undergoing:
- Dental implants
- Bone grafting
- Tooth extraction
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Facial trauma reconstruction
- Oral pathology treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Fibrin in Groton, MA
Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang proudly offer these advanced healing techniques to contribute to a smooth and positive oral surgery experience. When you heal faster after a surgical procedure, you can return to doing the things you love and experience a more comfortable recovery. Ask us about PRP or PRF during your first visit. To schedule your consultation, contact our office in Groton, MA, today.
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