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L-PRF Platelet Therapy: Better Healing from Within

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If you suffered a small scrape on your knee, your body would react by creating a clot to stop the bleeding, form a scab and finally regenerate healthy new skin. Platelet Fibrin therapy is similar. A small amount of blood is collected to create a bioactive “band-aid” that will boost the healing forces found within your own blood, by releasing your body’s own natural healing proteins. It’s 100% natural and additive free therapy, making it an ideal choice for post surgery healing.

What is L-PRF?

L-PRF stands for Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are white blood cells that are a part of the immune system, and are responsible for helping to heal our bodies. Platelets are also blood cells that are responsible for attracting healing cells, and works with Fibrin to create blood clots.

How is it made?

A sample of your blood is collected in a tube, just as it would be for a blood test. The doctor then uses a dedicated centrifuge to separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins by spinning your own blood. After a fast preparation, the bioactive blood clot is now ready for your procedure.

How does L-PRF work to heal?

L-PRF provides a concentrated release of healing proteins, creates a scaffolding to help direct healing, and also forms a more efficient network for cells to communicate with other cells and tissues. Due to the high concentration of platelets and leukocytes within the L-PRF clot, the fibrin releases growth factors for up to 14 days after placement. This is when the body is repairing itself and needs the extra help to heal. Is L-PRF Painful? It is as painless as a routine blood draw.

Are there any side effects or complications from L-PRF?

L-PRF uses your own blood with NO additives whatsoever. It reduces the risk of allergy or side effects because your own concentrated platelets, with their own unique healing abilities, are simply re-introduced at the site of extraction, implant placement or other surgical site.

What types of conditions are treated with L-PRF?

Currently L-PRF is being used for dental and oral maxillofacial surgical procedures, including dental implants, bone defects, extraction sockets, sinus and dental ridge augmentation, palatal defects, and maxillary bone atrophy.

Dr. Anit Sharma is well trained in L-PRF Therapy, and we are very excited to provide this added service to our patients.
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