Platelet Rich Fibrin For Healing
The Benefits of PRP/PRF With Wisdom Teeth Extraction
- Less discomfort post-surgery
- Faster healing after wisdom teeth removal
- Lower incidence of dry socket after tooth extraction
What is PRP and PRF?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin application (PRF) are a newer approach to tissue regeneration and are becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many procedures in dental and oral surgery. PRP/PRF derives from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and they contain growth factors that promote wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repair mechanisms. The use of PRP/PRF in surgical practice has been shown to have beneficial outcomes, reducing bleeding and enhancing soft tissue healing and bone regeneration.
Should You opt for PRP/PRF Injections?
Several case studies published by the National Center for Biotechnological Information have talked about how using PRP/PRF injections in dental care can help patients heal faster with less pain and inflammation. They also reported fewer infections and could thus minimize the need for painkillers and antibiotics. If your dentist suggests that you opt for PRP/PRF therapy at the time of your procedure, keep these positives in mind and consider giving your consent.
Will My Medical or Dental insurance cover PRP injections?
While some insurance companies may cover PRP/PRF injections, most will not, which can lead to an expense anywhere between $200 and $600 dollars. A moderate fee will be discussed at the time of your consultation so that you will be prepared for the associated fee. Our office continues to pursue the most effective treatment techniques available today. We have been using these advanced techniques for over a decade and have now expanded their availability.
NEW JERSEY ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANTS
MARTEN N. LADMAN, D.M.D