Better Healing From Within
For patients in need of oral surgery or extensive implant bone grafting, McGinty Dental Group is excited to offer Platelet Therapy as an all-natural, holistic way to improve patient healing. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) offers Dr. McGinty a revolutionary way to promote healing and bone growth in patients using their own bodies. Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses your own blood. After a small sample is taken, our team can create L-PRF that’s custom made for you by you! The final results of the process help improve the body’s natural healing response and significantly decreases recovery time following surgery.
L-PRF basically act as a bioactive “bandage” that’s created using your own blood. The bandage is then placed at the site of your surgery to help improve healing. When placed at the site of a dental implant, tooth extraction, or other surgical treatment, L-PRF releases naturally created healing proteins, creating a more productive structure for cells that assist the body in the healing process.
With no additives or artificial components, L-PRF ranks as one of the most holistic and efficient methods for assisting and improving the healing process.
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What is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are more commonly referred to as white blood cells. They play a natural part in our immune system and have a significant role in helping our bodies heal.
Platelets are also blood cells that work to attract healing cells to wounded parts of the body to develop blood clots. Platelets also stimulate cells to create growth factors. Finally, fibrin is another component of your blood that works in tandem with platelets to create blood clots.
How Are L-PRF Clots Created?
The L-PRF treatment process begins with a member of our team taking a small blood sample. The blood sample is then run through a sophisticated centrifuge that creates a blood clot. The clot is then placed in a device that compresses the clot to the needed density.
How Does L-PRF Help You Heal?
When reintroduced to your body, the clots created from platelets provide a concentrated release of healing proteins. These proteins create a foundation that helps direct natural healing factors while also forming a more efficient network for cells to communicate with each other and gum tissue.
Due to the high concentration of leukocytes and platelets found in L-PRF clots, the fibrin produces growth factors for two weeks following treatment. This is the time when the body is doing the majority of the work to repair itself and is in the most need of assistance.
Does L-PRF Treatment Have Any Side Effects?
L-PRF treatment utilizes your own blood and does not require the use of any additives. Because L-PRF clots are made using your own blood, it significantly lowers the risk of allergies or other side effects because your own refined platelets and their natural healing abilities are simply re-introduced to your body at the area of your tooth extraction, implant placement or other surgical area.