Retter Dental Care is proud to have added this groundbreaking technology to our surgical treatments.
Our bodies are programmed to heal when injured. It’s a natural and important part of life. Inflammation, injuries and surgeries are just a few examples of when our bodies kick into high gear and activate the various departments of our immune system to fight infection, generate new tissues and get our body back to its original uninjured self.
This however, takes time. A routine dental extraction will take a month before the gums completely grow over and cover the bone socket. Imagine if we could tell our bodies, “hurry up” and while you’re at it, be ‘more efficient’
PRF which stands for “Platelets Rich in Fibrin” is exactly that. The answer is in our body. By collecting a small amount of our own blood (the same as a routine blood test), we can harvest all the cells, proteins, growth factors and hormones that your body needs to heal. we then place it exactly where it’s needed. In the surgical wound. It’s all you and all natural.
This isn’t science fiction, it’s real and it is used throughout the medical world. ‘Tissue engineering’ has expanded tremendously over the last decade and is the way of the future. Sports medicine uses it on injured professional athletes to get them back in the game quicker. It’s used in cases of burn victims and severe diabetic patients where healing is slow. It is even injected into wrinkles as an all natural way to help fill them up.
In the field of dentistry it has shown to heal surgeries such as extractions, implants and grafts more quickly. Patients routinely present to our office for routine surgical follow ups and the wound appears to have healed in half the time. Literally. Consider it an all natural type of ”healing insurance”.