L-PRF™ Platelet Therapy is a type of platelet transfusion that your body’s own blood cells can promote healing in the surgery site. To create L-PRF™ Platelet Therapy, a sample of your blood is collected just as it would be for a standard blood test.
A centrifuge is then used to separate and concentrate certain important cells and proteins. After a short preparation, a bioactive clot created form your own blood is now ready for use.
It is no more painful to get L-PRF than a routine blood draw, since that is all that is needed. However, recovery time is usually sped up, which usually results in less pain overall.
You already have everything needed to heal an injury. L-PRF™ Platelet therapy is a band-aid made from your blood that promotes the healing process. Depending on the situation, the dentist or oral surgeon may add other biomaterials into your L-PRF clot to mold it for a specific case. For those with major bone loss, a combination therapy consisting of L-PRF and growth hormone can be used to encourage natural bone regeneration.
L-PRF™ Platelet Therapy is your own blood that’s been enriched with cells and put on a wound. It stands for Leukocyte and Platelet-Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are commonly known in laymen’s terms as white blood cells. White blood cells are part of our immune system and work as the body’s first responders to restore health. Platelets are a type of blood cell. They attract healing cells and create blood clots, thus speeding up the recovery process. Platelets are cells that actively assist in the production of growth factors. Fibrin is another blood component that works with platelets to create blood clots in the body.
To create L-PRF, blood is drawn from the patient. Each sample tube is spun in a centrifuge using a very specific process. This causes a blood clot also known as a matrix. Once the blood has been treated, it is compressed into a desired thickness.
This concentrated “clot” of healing proteins creates a scaffolding which helps to promote healing in a natural and efficient manner when placed in the surgical site. The concentration of healing components within the clot release growth factors over the period of as much as two weeks, or 14 days after it has been placed.
L-PRF™ Platelet Therapy uses your own platelets for a regenerative treatment with NO risk of side effects due to allergens or byproducts. This is because your own blood is used for the procedure.
L-PRF is currently used in dental offices by dentists and oral maxillofacial surgical for:
1. Common dental procedures (e.g root canal, dental implants)
2. Dental implant placement when there are severe periodontal pockets or bone loss
3. Speedy recovery in the case of wisdom teeth removal and other extraction sockets
4. Sinus and dental ridge augmentation
5. Maxillary bone atrophy
6. Palatal defects
One of the challenges associated with oral surgery or implant placement is tooth loss and damage to the jawbone and surrounding tissues. Dental implants may take longer to heal and stabilize without adequate jawbone support. L-PRF™ Platelet Therapy is a solution for all of these common surgical situations. Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin changes the game as it promotes healing from within your own body. L-PRF Platelet Therapy uses only your own blood as a treatment with no artificial additives. Rather than trying to heal from a procedure with multiple artificial components, L-PRF is made from your own blood. This therapy improves healing response and reduces recovery time after surgery.
Any time your body suffers a cut, you begin to bleed, and that collection of blood forms a clot that seals the wound and begins the process of healing. L-PRF™ is similar to that process, except that it concentrates the components used in your blood for healing. L-PRF™ uses your blood to create a concentrated bioactive compound that naturally increases the ability and speed of your body to heal.
L-PRF™ Therapy is a natural, additive-free treatment. Your blood’s own healing abilities are concentrated through the L-PRF process and reintroduced to the surgical site. The result: strong healing proteins are released, and your body heals faster from the surgical procedure.