Medical research has demonstrated that using our own blood cells, accelerates healing and tissue regeneration in all forms of surgery. Specifically, platelets, plasma, and white blood cells are used for this procedure. The protein that is carried by the platelets is the magic ingredient that is being used in numerous private office settings for wound healing and various surgical procedures, including oral surgery.
Plasma rich protien factor[PRPF] derived from our own blood is now commonly used during bone grafting done for GBR [guided bone regeneration] procedures. GBR procedures are performed to augument the deficient jaw bone in the area of the proposed implant site. PRPF provides growth factors which enhances faster wound healing and wound closure with less bruising and inflammation.
When indicated, we routinely connect our patients with Oral Surgeons to use platelet rich plasma (PRP) in oral surgeries that involve hard and soft tissues, derived from the patient. The plasma proteins are collected in the office in a short procedure which only takes a few minutes. The use of PRPs in surgery ensures that the patient has the best opportunity to successfully heal from their surgery. For patients who have a history of complications arising from hard and soft tissue regenerations, PRP is instrumental in surgical success.