LPRF (Leukocyte Platelet Derived Fibrin)
What Is LPRF?
Leukocyte-platelet derived fibrin (LPRF) is a byproduct of your blood. After a small sample of your blood has been processed, the platelet-rich clots are collected and used to expedite your healing process. LPRF has been used in hospitals for a while now. It is a relatively new addition to the dental world, but it has many useful applications.
Applications in Dentistry
LPRF can be used in several different ways in dentistry:
LPRF is created right in the office, from the comfort of the dentist’s chair, just before your procedure begins. You don’t have to schedule a separate appointment for the blood draw. We take a small sample of blood, usually only about 2 ounces. The sample is then placed into a centrifuge, which spins the sample rapidly. As it spins, clots form, containing high concentrations of healing platelets. We spin the sample until the desired number of clots are created. Those clots are then removed from the sample and pressed to the ideal thickness. LPRF is applied directly to the surgical sites. A fibrin network forms, which traps cytokines (proteins that send signals to other cells in your body to come to the surgical site and help with healing). The result of this is an expedited healing process.
Experience the Benefits of LPRF
LPRF offers numerous benefits:
Even the safest, most successful oral procedures come with risk for infection. LPRF reduces that risk and helps to speed up your healing. Contact Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona today to learn more!
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