If your dentist has advised you to schedule an oral surgery, you may have a few questions about what to expect. One of the biggest worries people have about undergoing dental surgery is how long it takes to recover. While medication and rest can help make the recovery from dental surgery more comfortable, patients also have the option to accelerate their healing time and feel like themselves again sooner with L-PRF. Individuals who desire superior healing support for their oral surgery can benefit from L-PRF, a biocompatible approach that triggers the body’s natural healing reactions from within.
What is L-PRF?
Having a strong jaw bone structure is crucial in oral surgeries, including dental implant placement and extraction. L-PRF stands for Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin, which are the white blood cells that promote healing and bone regeneration after dental surgery or any physical trauma. This revolutionary dental therapy involves the use of platelets from the patient’s own blood rather than a synthetic source, ensuring that there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
How It Works
Blood is first harvested from the patient similarly to how a routine blood test is performed. The blood is then purified using a centrifuge, concentrating the cells, proteins, growth factors needed to encourage healing. The resulting L-PRF is placed in the surgical site, forming a stable clot and stimulating regenerative responses for up to 14 days after the procedure is performed.
What Results You Can Expect from L-PRF
Patients who opt for L-PRF therapy during their invasive oral procedure can expect a faster recovery and enhanced bone growth. L-PRF works with your body to provide support and build a completely natural scaffolding during the healing process, ultimately creating a better result. The advanced healing that results from L-PRF can improve the success of dental implants and preserve the integrity of the bone structure after surgery, allowing you to enjoy healthier teeth for longer.
For more information about L-PRF or to schedule your dental appointment, please contact The Palisades Dentists by calling 310.459.2303.