L-PRF Therapy for Dental Patients
Mar 29, 2018 08:58PM
What is L-PRF therapy? L-PRF (leukocyte-platelet rich fibrinogen) therapy is a way to speed healing. It uses special components of the blood such as leukocytes, growth factors, proteins and platelets. They are used to heal hard and soft tissues within the mouth. This is best performed during tooth extractions and bone grafting. Utilizing this type of therapy can help in preservation of the socket.
During a dental appointment, a dentist will draw a small amount of blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge, isolating the platelets and plasma. These are then introduced into the area of the surgical procedure to help with the stimulation of collagen production and facilitate faster healing. The process can reduce healing and recovery times for patients.
L-PRF helps prevent post-operative pain and infection. It has therapeutically been shown to reduce post-operative pain when placed in extraction sockets due to the improvement of soft tissue healing, reducing infections with the presence of microbial fighting immune cells (leukocytes), and by helping with blood clot retention. This leads to a significant reduction in the number of analgesics taken by patients. L-PRF also greatly reduces a patient’s chances of developing dry socket.
L-PRF has been utilized in medical science for over 20 years, but it has more recently been introduced into dental treatments. It is biological, safe and effective, making it a viable option for many patients.
Krizman Dental Integrative Biological Dentistry provides the latest, state-of-the-art services to improve the health and wellness of the smile and body, including treatment with L-PRF therapy. They are located at 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste. 35, Tucson. Connect at 520-326-0082. See ad, page 19.