Platelet-Rich Fibrin/Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Mason & North Cincinnati, OH
Platelet-based products are not new to the world of medicine and has been used for decades to speed up the recovery process for millions of patients across the world. PRP therapy was first conceptualized in the seventies and then utilized in Italy in 1987 on a patient undergoing open heart surgery. However, up until recently, this treatment was confined to hospitals. With the advancement of technology, this once-complicated process is now simple, and we are excited to pass its many benefits on to you.
What are Platelet-Rich Fibrin and Platelet-Rich Plasma?
When speaking about PRF and PRP, it is easy to throw around a lot of hard to understand medical terms. So, let us simplify it a little. Plasma makes up fifty-five percent of the blood volume in your body. It is comprised of water, proteins, electrolytes, hormones, oxygen, carbon dioxide, platelets, and oxygen. Platelets are particles of bone marrow cells that aggregate together to facilitate normal clotting and growth.
To make PRF or PRP we need to draw a blood sample, and then separate plasma from the whole blood. This process is done using a device called a centrifuge that uses centripetal force to separate the blood into parts.
If the blood is being prepared for PRF, then the process will produce a fibrin "gel" that is rich with concentrated growth factors. The fibrin "gel" can be physically picked up and placed in the surgery area.
For PRP preparation, newly separated plasma is blendedwith calcium chloride and thrombin. This carefully constructed combination is designed to optimize and activate several biological growth factors that when applied to a wound site will help patients heal and recover at a much faster pace.
Why You Should Consider PRF or PRP Treatment
Platelet-rich protein therapy is good for patients, who are considering but not limited to the following procedures:
Unlike many new therapies, this treatment has been around for decades, and you can rest assured that it has been thoroughly tested. Over the years, many peer-reviewed studies have been done to determine the extent and effectiveness of PRP therapy. The results vary for each different procedure, but, researchers have definitively concluded that in the field of dentistry this solution promotes growth and speeds up recovery. This is especially beneficial for aging patients and patients with bone loss.
In the past, separating the plasma from the blood required expensive equipment and a state-of-the-art laboratory. Today, the whole process has been revolutionized, and it is possible to separate plasma from just a small amount of blood. Because we use the patient's blood, there is no risk of infection, complications, or transmission of diseases.
Today, this process is safe, simple, and affordable. Almost everyone is eligible, except patients who have bleeding disorders and hematologic diseases.
At Martin Periodontics we like to be on the forefront of innovational technology and treatment. If you have any further questions, call us today at (513) 445-4282