PRP/PRF Therapy – Geneva, OH
Helping Along Your Mouth’s Recovery Process
Your mouth will need time to heal after any type of oral surgery. The length of your recovery is largely determined by your body’s healing capabilities, but we can help speed up the process with the help of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). Both treatments encourage the cells in your mouth to create new tissue at a faster rate. Call our office today to learn more about how Dr. Owens uses PRP and PRF therapy at our Geneva practice.
Why Choose Cooper Owens, DDS for PRP/PRF Therapy?
- Highly Experienced Dentist Who Uses the Latest Technology
- Dental Implant Process Performed Entirely In-House
- Comfortable Office That Offers Different Types of Sedation
What is PRP?
PRP is created by using two centrifuges to draw the plasma out of your blood and concentrate the platelets in it. The platelets are the cells responsible for forming blood clots, which play an important role in the healing process. Once PRP has been created, we can apply it to the surgical site, where it will stimulate the cells in the area to aid the healing process.
Hospitals have already been using PRP therapy for years to help their patients recover, and now our practice can offer you the same kind of benefits with the help of modern dental technology.
What is PRF?
PRF is created by spinning the blood sample at a lower speed compared to PRP. This causes the layers of the blood to not separate as much, meaning there are more white blood cells and stem cells present in the platelet layer used for the treatment. The result is that PRF tends to contain more healing factors, which makes it more effective in many situations. PRF also releases its growth factors at a much slower rate compared to PRP, which means it continues working for a longer period.
When is PRP/PRF Therapy Used?
Our office commonly uses PRP/PRF therapy as part of the dental implant process. For example, if you need a bone graft or a sinus lift to prepare your jaw for implant placement, PRP/PRF can be used to accelerate healing so that you don’t have to wait as long to move on to the next step.
PRP/PRF might be used in other contexts as well, such as repairing damage to the jaw after a tooth has been extracted. Feel free to ask our team if PRP/PRF will be used as part of a given treatment.
What are the Benefits of PRP/PRF?
- Less Risk of Infection: Both PRP and PRF help seal off the surgical site, creating extra protection against harmful bacteria. As a result, you’ll be less likely to suffer from an infection that could complicate the healing process or cause the treatment to fail completely.
- Less Healing Time: When PRP or PRF is used during the healing process, the tissues in your mouth regenerate more quickly. Not only does this lessen your recovery time, but it also means your post-treatment discomfort won’t last as long.
- A Safe Procedure: We only use your own blood to perform PRP/PRF therapy, so there’s no risk of contracting a disease from a donor.