Platelet rich plasma (PRP), also termed plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) or platelet concentrate (PC), is essentially an increased concentration of platelets to stimulate and accelerate bone grafting consolidation and soft tissue healing.
PRP/PRGF treatment is truly changing the face of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Blood components such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are all integral in helping the body heal after trauma, injury, or surgery. The platelets, in particular, promote wound healing and deliver “growth factors” to wound sites, stimulating vascular growth and decreasing swelling and healing time. PRP/PRGF is a high concentration of blood platelets with an enriched amount of growth factors to help patients heal after involved treatments.
To prepare for PRP/PRGF treatment, the patient’s blood is collected and placed into a centrifuge where it is separated into layers, one of which is platelet-rich plasma. The patient’s own plasma is used to encourage healing and stimulate cellular growth.
The Advantages of PRP/PRGF
PRP/PRGF treatment is truly changing the face of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Here are just a few benefits that have been reported by patients:
- Faster and more predictable bone healing
- Improved healing
- Safety and convenience
- Easier and less painful recovery
To learn more about PRP/PRGF treatment, contact our office today.