Introducing a New and Natural Way to Accelerate Dental Healing
In our continuous efforts to bring you the best of what holistic dental technology has to offer in order to protect and advance your health, we strive to be at the forefront of what’s happening in the holistic dental world in terms of advances that will help our patients. One of those advances is the use of Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) in procedures such as implants, tooth extractions, dental surgery, bone grafting and more.
What Can Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) do for you?
Platelets are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends out signals to the platelets. The platelets then rush to the site of damage. they form a plug (clot) to fix the damage.
Fibrin is a tough protein substance that is found in blood plasma. When tissue damage results in bleeding, fibrinogen is converted at the wound into fibrin by the action of thrombin, a clotting enzyme. In other words, platelets and fibrin work together to heal the wound and prevent inflammation from occurring.
Using Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) in dentistry for improved healing and immune support, dental surgery can have quicker and better healing with less complications. The main advantages and characteristics of PRF are:
• Faster healing of bones and gums in dental surgeries, especially in dental implants;
• High potential for tissue regeneration;
• PRF is capable of transforming adult stem cells into specific cells for the formation of bone and gum tissues;
• PRF increases the ability to regenerate blood circulation in the tissue, making the procedure more comfortable for the patient;
• Decreased swelling after dental treatment and
• Less pain after dental surgery.
How Do We Make Platelet Rich Fibrin?
The PRF process is very easy. Basically, we take a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood taking process is exactly the same as when blood is taken during a routine medical physical. We then place the blood in a special centrifuge to separate it into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Next, during our dental procedure (implants, surgery, extractions – whatever the patient needs) we add the fortified blood back into the patient’s body to promote healing in the area where it’s needed so recovery is faster and less painful. This procedure is 100% natural, safe and beneficial for the healing process after surgery.
“Integrating the latest and best developments in holistic dentistry, we are able to give our patients the best possible treatment with the least possible after-effects. Our patients come first, always, and we are continuing to make the dental process better and safer, while still being very affordable,” says Dr. Gashinsky.
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