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Using Platelet Rich Growth Factors in Oral Surgery

On an annual basis, new technologies and techniques in oral surgery are emerging that makes procedures more precise and comfortable for patients. One of these advancements is platelet rich growth factors (PRGF). Derived from the patient’s own blood, this advanced healing technique has many benefits. Your oral surgeon will be able to create this byproduct in-office with only a small sample of your blood.


What Are PRGF?

Platelet rich growth factors, or plasma rich growth factors, are one of the many ways your body helps heal after surgery. These cell types help with the formation of blood clots and supplying growth factors to the wound. The small sample of your blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors from the rest of the sample, which is then placed at the treatment site.

How PRGF Works

Your body only supplies a certain amount of growth factors to a wound, such as a surgical site. By adding a new dense supply of growth factors to the treatment site, these cell types help to accelerate healing and stimulate stem cells to regenerate bone and soft tissue growth. In short, PRGF assists your body in repairing and healing after surgery. Used for any oral surgery, this advanced healing technique is most beneficial for bone and soft tissue grafting procedures and dental implant placement.

The Amazing Benefits of PRGF

With such a small investment on the patient’s part—a sample of their own blood—there are certainly significant benefits to using platelet rich growth factors in oral surgery. In general, patients can experience the following advantages:

  • Faster healing and tissue regeneration after surgery
  • Incredibly safe, with no disease transmission
  • Cost-effective procedure completed in-office
  • Significantly better surgical outcomes


Schedule Your Consultation

Interested in learning more about how platelet rich growth factors can help improve the outcome of your oral surgery? Schedule a consultation in our Dental Office in Sandwich, MA with your local oral surgeon today.

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