Platelet Rich Plasma/Fibrin in Caldwell and Florham Park, NJ
Revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma/Platelet Rich Fibrin Cells
Do you wish there was a way to encourage better healing after oral surgery? At NJ Center for Oral Surgery, our Caldwell and Florham Park oral surgeons offer PRP & PRF to get your oral health back on track faster. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) are biological materials derived from a patient’s blood and used in various dental procedures to take advantage of the body’s natural healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate.
Drs. Kirsch, Jacobs, and Zambetti are proud to offer this clinically proven, advanced technology that helps our patients heal. Discover this treatment and its benefits in our guide below.
What Is PRP/PRF?
During the healing process, the body rushes many cells and cell types to the wound to initiate the healing process. PRP/PRF concentrates these cells in a form the surgeon can place into the wound to help the body heal faster and more efficiently.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is created by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma. The resulting solution is a concentrated form of platelets and growth factors, which can promote tissue healing and regeneration after various oral surgeries, such as tooth extractions and dental implant placement.
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF), however, is a more advanced form of PRP that contains not only platelets but also white blood cells and other essential biological components. The material is created using a slightly different technique, which involves a slower process to allow the blood to clot and form a fibrin matrix. This results in a more natural and longer-lasting form of platelet concentrate that can help patients heal after several medical and dental procedures, including bone grafting and addressing facial trauma.
The Benefits of PRP/PRF
PRP/PRF in oral and maxillofacial surgery has several potential benefits, including:
- Faster Healing: PRP/PRF contains high concentrations of growth factors and other bioactive substances that can help accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. This can lead to faster recovery times and reduced postoperative discomfort.
- Reduced Inflammation: PRP/PRF has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling and pain following dental and oral surgeries.
- Improved Bone Grafting: PRP/PRF can improve the success of bone grafting procedures, as it can stimulate the formation of new bone tissue and improve the integration of the graft with the surrounding bone.
- Enhanced Implant Success: PRP/PRF can improve the success rate of dental implant procedures by promoting faster and stronger bone growth around the implant site.
- Reduced Risk of Infection: PRP/PRF contains antibacterial and antimicrobial substances that can help reduce the risk of infection following dental and oral surgeries.
- Natural Material: PRP/PRF is derived from a patient’s blood, making it a much safer material with minimal risk of allergic reaction or other adverse effects.
Overall, PRP/PRF in oral and maxillofacial surgery can lead to improved outcomes, faster recovery times, and reduced risk of complications. Your dentist or oral surgeon can help determine if PRP/PRF works for your specific needs and circumstances.
The PRP/PRF Process
The process of using PRP/PRF in oral and maxillofacial surgery typically involves the following steps:
- Blood Collection: The patient’s blood is collected in a special tube or container containing an anti-coagulant to prevent clotting.
- Centrifugation: The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine to separate the components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
- PRP/PRF Preparation: Depending on the specific application, either PRP or PRF is prepared from the blood. For PRP, the plasma and platelets are extracted and concentrated. For PRF, the blood is allowed to clot, and the resulting fibrin clot is separated and compressed to obtain a concentrated platelet-rich fibrin matrix.
- Application: The PRP/PRF is applied to the surgical site, alone or in combination with other materials, such as bone grafts or dental implants.
The entire process typically takes about 30-60 minutes and can be performed in the dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office. PRP/PRF can be used in a wide range of dental and oral surgeries, including bone grafting, tooth extraction, periodontal surgery, and dental implant placement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is PRP/PRF safe for dental treatments?
Yes, PRP/PRF is generally considered safe for dental treatments since it uses the patient’s own blood, meaning there’s minimal risk of infection or allergic reaction.
What dental conditions can PRP/PRF treat?
PRP/PRF can treat several dental conditions, including bone and soft tissue regeneration, periodontal disease, and implant placement.
Is PRP/PRF painful?
The PRP/PRF procedure is generally not painful since it only involves drawing a small amount of blood. However, there may be some discomfort or swelling at the injection site following the dental procedure. Discuss pain management options with your dentist.
What is the recovery time after PRP/PRF in dentistry?
Recovery time can vary depending on the specific procedure and the individual patient. However, PRP/PRF can help speed up the healing process and reduce recovery time compared to traditional treatments. Your dentist can provide specific guidelines for post-operative care.
PRP/PRF Helps Patients Heal at NJ Center for Oral Surgery
PRP/PRF is a promising treatment option for promoting healing and reducing complications after oral surgeries. The use of the patient’s own blood to concentrate platelets and growth factors offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional post-operative treatments. PRP/PRF has shown positive results in bone and soft tissue regeneration, periodontal disease, and implant placement.
Call our Caldwell office at (973) 226-8444 or our Florham Park office at (973) 261-8444 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists. You can also fill out our online contact form to reach a representative. We’re happy to help patients in and around Morristown, Livingston, Short Hills, Fairfield, and East Hanover, NJ.