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Advancements in technology and techniques continue to revolutionize patient care in the field of oral surgery. One such innovation is the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) in surgical procedures. These two platelet concentrates have become increasingly popular in recent years and offer a range of benefits that enhance healing and improve recovery outcomes.

PRP and PRF are biological derivatives from a patient’s blood. They contain a high concentration of platelets, rich in growth factors crucial to the body’s healing process. By harnessing the power of these platelets, oral surgeons can promote tissue regeneration, reduce inflammation, and accelerate the healing process.

The procedure of platelet separation begins by collecting a small volume of the patient’s blood. The blood sample is collected in two separate tubes and then transferred into a centrifuge, which separates the blood components. The result is a concentrated solution of platelets and a platelet- rich membrane (fibrin). Both of these can be applied to a surgical site, which often boost the body’s natural healing mechanisms and reduce post-operative discomfort.

PRP and PRF are gaining in popularity due to the ease of preparation and are particularly advantageous in complex cases, including difficult bone grafting procedures or sinus lifts. These procedures can be challenging and may typically require a longer recovery time, but using PRP/PRF can assist in accelerating the healing process. Moreover, PRP/PRF can be used in simpler procedures like tooth extractions or bone grafts.

PRP/PRF is a safe and cost-effective option for many patients. Because these are materials produced by the patient’s own blood, the risk of allergic reaction or rejection is eliminated when using this technique since nothing foreign is being introduced to the body. Due to the increased restorative properties provided by PRP/ PRF, it may be a recommended treatment option for those with compromised immune systems or those who typically have difficulties when healing.

Discussing the benefits of PRP and PRF with your oral surgeon is important if you are considering oral surgery. They can help you determine whether these techniques are right for you and provide more information about what to expect during and after your procedure. With the help of PRP and PRF, you may be able to enjoy a faster, smoother recovery and get back to your daily routine with less downtime.

Dr. Brian R. Cherry of Cherry Orchard Oral and Implant Surgery proudly serves Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas of the Upstate. Dr. Cherry has had extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and routinely offers PRP and PRF as a treatment option in his practice. Give our office a call today to discuss how your future oral surgery needs may benefit from the healing properties of this technique. (864-603-2464)