Plasma Rich in Growth Factors and Platelet Rich Fibrin Technology in Columbus
Stoner Periodontics has offices conveniently located in Dublin, New Albany, Springfield, and Chillicothe.
At Stoner Periodontics, your health, wellbeing, and healing process are our number one priority. One of the unique ways we are dedicated to helping speed up your healing process following any dental procedure that you may have is through the use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors, or as it is commonly referred to, PRGF as well as Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF).
PRGF is a plasma rich protein (PRP) that is captured by fractioning your blood into its respective component parts. While your body is healing, it will release a variety of proteins in the blood that are called growth factors (GF). These proteins are designed to help facilitate healing by encouraging your body to reproduce the exact number of cells that are needed to repair and heal the area that requires treatment. Growth factors also regulates interactions between cells to make sure the healing process takes place in the appropriate order.
Following most periodontal procedures, it generally takes a few weeks or even months for a patient to be fully healed. During this healing process, your body is working to restore blood vessels, tissue, and bone to the area where surgery took place. If your periodontist is working to rebuild particularly large areas of missing bone or tissue, PRFG will help assist the body and its ability to regenerate and replace the missing tissue quicker.
Plasma-rich growth factors are recommended for the following procedures:
- Direct Sinus Lifts
- Gingival Grafting
- Multiple Implants
- Ridge Augmentation/Bone Grafting
Nearly all patients are potential candidates for this procedure. Please contact our staff to see if this procedure is right for you. Our clinic is proud to provide the comprehensive care you need to improve your dental health and is committed to making sure your experience at our clinic is a positive one.
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Advantages of PRGF After Surgery
The Advantages of PRGF include the following.
- Safety: PRGF is drawn from a patient’s own blood, which means there is no risk of transmission of disease
- Rapid Healing: Tissue regeneration and healing time takes place more rapidly through saturation of PRGF
- Convenience: Our facility can easily generate the PRGF while you are undergoing other procedures
- Affordability: Harvesting the PRGF is made especially affordable because the collection can take place while you are in our office
- Improved and accelerated osseointegration
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is used to help patients heal faster following dental procedures. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is rich in platelets, and helps the body facilitate the healing process by rushing a variety of cell-types towards a wound. These platelets perform a wide variety of functions, but are particularly helpful in helping form blood clots and releasing growth factors, which help heal a wound.
During this process, your dentist will take a small amount of blood and place it in a centrifuge, which will then extract growth factors which are essential to facilitating the healing process, especially when healing soft tissues and bone. This process generally takes around 15 minutes or less to perform.
The use of PRF can help promote healing in a variety of procedures, including the repair of fistulas that exist between the mouth and sinus cavity, bone defects that can be addressed by removing small cysts and teeth, palate defects, cleft closure, ridge augmentation, sinus lift, bone grafting, and onlay and inlay grafts.
What Are The Advantages of PRF
There are many advantages to PRF, including the following:
- Faster tissue regeneration
- Conveniently generated in your doctor’s office
- No chance of disease transmission
What Are the Associated Costs?
The cost of having either application will vary, however it is important to know that most insurance plans do not cover PRF and the expense is paid by the patient. However, our facility is proud to provide the comprehensive care you need to improve your dental health and is committed to making sure your experience at our clinic is a positive one, so if you have any questions about other payment options, please let us know.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At Stoner Periodontic Specialists, we are committed to providing patients with high quality, attentive and individualized care in order to promote complete oral health through wellness and rejuvenation. We achieve this by utilizing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures and traditional practice to treat patients and exceed expectations.
Having a Plasma Rich Growth Factor (PRGF) or Platelet Rich Fibrin procedure can have a dramatic impact on your ability to heal faster, which in turn will help you prevent oral disease and continue maintaining the healthy and confident smile you deserve. Scheduling your appointment for this procedure today is your first steps towards maintaining and improving your oral health.
If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss this procedure with our knowledgeable staff, please contact us today!