Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin
The CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy now offers Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for many periodontal and oral surgery procedures. Utilizing a small sample of the patient’s own blood, this therapy can enhance hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. Not only does the treatment reduce healing times, but it also decreases pain and swelling and improves overall patient experience.
This innovative technology has been used in dentistry for over ten years with much success. Platelet rich fibrin treatments have been used in areas other than dentistry as well. The treatments have received significant press in the sports medicine field, but are also prevalent in other parts of the medical world. Platelet rich fibrin treatment has been widely used in heart surgery, orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and dermatology. Dr. Amir-Alexandre Aalam is proud to be the first periodontist in the US to have trained in and performed Advanced PRF treatments.
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A second-generation form of blood-derived growth factor technology, Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin involves the creation of a thin, durable layer of platelet-rich fibrin. The proteins in the fibrin encourage swifter healing and wound closing and reduce the likelihood of infection. They are also particularly helpful in cases of multiple recession defects.
Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin has a number of applications for periodontal and oral surgery including bone defects, extractions, sinus lifts, gum grafts and more. If you are interested in this innovative new treatment, contact Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky at 310.826.8242.
Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin Treatment
The Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment is used for oral surgery procedures like gum grafts or extractions. Prior to oral surgery, a patient will have his blood drawn and placed in a centrifuge that will separate the blood into three individual components: plasma, red blood cells and a small amount of white blood cells and platelets. The white blood cells and platelets are called the “buffy coat,” which will turn into the platelet rich fibrin. This product is also what Dr. Aalam uses during oral surgery to improve a patient’s healing process. He will take the Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin, processed by the patient’s own blood, and immediately place it into the surgical site. After the procedure, the patient will leave the office with increased rejuvenation abilities in the area where the platelet rich fibrin was inserted.
Advantages of Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin
Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin treatments can enhance the success rate of many oral surgery procedures. Every patient’s product of platelet rich fibrin is processed from his own blood, and there are scientifically proven benefits such as increased healing abilities.
After centrifugation, the platelet releases specific growth factors, including transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vaso-endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and epithelial growth factor (EGF). Each of these factors plays a specific role in new vascularization (formation of blood vessels) and hard and soft tissue healing. Since patients heal faster, they enjoy a smaller chance of infection, dry socket, failed grafting or failed implants.
Benefits of Advanced-PRF:
- Easy, safe, affordable procedure
- Utilizes patient’s own blood
- Improves wound healing
- Reduces pain and infection
If you are interested in receiving this innovative technology, contact Dr. Aalam at (310) 826-8242 to find out about how Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin can increase your healing and regeneration after oral surgery.
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