L-PRF (Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin)
L-PRF acts as a bioactive “band-aid” to enhance the healing and recovery process from oral surgical procedures. When applied to surgical sites, it releases your body’s natural proteins (growth factors and other anti-fibrotic and anti-infective factors) to promote the recovery process. These growth factors are used to immediately promote healing and turn on healing cells to help them lay down better, denser bone as well as help eliminate fibrous “scar-like” tissue which can interfere with bone growth.
1. Blood Collection | 2. Separation of Platelets | 3. L-PRF is mixed with the bone then placed into the surgical site
What is L-PRF?
L-PRF is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. The latest technology allows Dr Oakley to harvest a small amount of the patient’s own blood which in turn is added into the surgical site. (Bone grafting, sinus grafts, extraction sites and implants) That then releases your own body’s natural healing proteins, creating a more efficient network of cells to enhance the healing process.
L-PRF is a byproduct of the patient’s own blood with nothing added, therefore disease transmission is not an issue.
L-PRF can be generated at Oakley Oral Surgery while the patient is undergoing a surgical procedure such as dental implants, bone grafting, sinus grafts, etc.
The supersaturation of the wound with L-PRF, and thus growth factors, produces improved healing response and faster recovery time.
* Please note L-PRF is not covered by your insurance.