One of the most important elements of successful oral surgery is proper healing. At Blevins Dentistry, we offer the latest all-natural,healing procedure in dentistry known as L-PRF.
stands for Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes and platelets are both different kinds of blood cells that work within different systems in your body to promote healing.
L-PRF is a kind of bioactive bandage created from your own blood. Our dentist will place the L-PRF in your surgery sites to promote healing. This method releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, resulting in a more efficient healing process.
First, we’ll take a sample of your blood, similar to how we might for a blood test. Then, Dr. Blevins will use something called an IntraSpin™ System to spin your blood in a centrifuge, separating and concentrating cells and active proteins important for healing. Once it has been prepared, we can place the L-PRF in your surgery sites.
Once L-PRF has been placed, it can get to work enhancing your body’s natural healing process. Since L-PRF is made of your own blood cells, reintroducing them into your own surgical site allows your body to create a sort of scaffolding for healing out of powerful proteins.
In some cases, we may need to supplement your L-PRF clot with additional materials. For example, if you’re dealing with significant bone loss, we may add bone growth material to promote your own bone regeneration during the healing process.
L-PRF assists in your body’s natural healing process, avoiding unnecessary chemicals.