Oral Surgeon Weddington
The Exciting Possibilities of PRF and PRP by an Oral Surgeon in Weddington and Waxhaw
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), are components of your own blood that aid in healing. When you have surgery, inflammation occurs. This inflammation recruits specific cells to the site of injury that promote healing. This process takes some time.
At Providence Oral Surgery in Waxhaw, we have the technology to draw blood samples, spin them down in a centrifuge, and 'extract' the growth factors in a concentrate that we use to enhance the healing potential of your surgery site. Studies have shown that PRF not only enhances the healing of bone grafts and soft tissue injuries, but also decreases pain and swelling from tooth extractions. It's simple, quick, and generally pain-free. We also use a formula similar to PRF, called Platelet Rich Plasma, or "PRP," in our hair restoration therapy. The concept is the same: the growth factors stimulate hair follicles to enhance hair growth and hair thickness.
The utilities of PRP and PRF in oral surgery are many. Our oral surgeon will frequently apply either PRP or PRF to bone grafts and dental implant sites to enhance healing and decrease pain and swelling. Occasionally, PRP/PRF will be applied to extraction sites for the same benefits. For those browsing their options for “oral surgeons near me”, this is a very exciting new therapy that could result in a dramatically better result for you.
Our board-certified Oral Surgeon near Weddington, Dr. Parelli, will discuss any questions you may have on the day of your consultation at our office.