Wilmington Oral Surgery now has the technology to use the patient’s own body to help regrow bone and heal faster. This holistic approach eliminates concerns of infection and the risk of rejection. The advanced technologies of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and dentin autografts can speed recovery and regrown bone faster and to a greater extent.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
PRF uses the patient’s own blood, spun down in a centrifuge, to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells. The PRF, which is the top layer, is removed and then used to accelerate bone and soft tissue healing. When used for bone grafting, the PRF is combined with the grafting material. This combination is frequently called sticky bone. The PRF concentrates important growth factors, which are slowly released over one to two weeks. Additionally, white blood cells are also concentrated in PRF. These cells help minimize the risk of infection at the surgical site.
Dentin autografting uses the patient’s extracted tooth as the bone grafting material. Most teeth can be used for dentin grafting. Once the tooth is removed it is cleaned and any fillings or cavities are removed. If the tooth has had a root canal, it cannot be used for dentin grafting. The tooth is then prepared into small particles and cleansed. The dentin graft is now ready for use (about a ten minute process). Dentin and bone have very similar composition, and viable cells are present in the graft.
For The Benefit of Oral Surgery Patients
Both PRF and dentin autografting use a patient’s own cells to promote healing. Wilmington Oral Surgery remains committed to compassionate excellence and a patient-centered philosophy.