Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) Therapy

LPRF Therapy Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester

Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) Therapy

Leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin clot (L-PRF) is a type of platelet therapy that promotes healing, helping reduce recovery times for oral surgery procedures. Made from your blood, it harnesses your body’s healing powers and concentrates them where you need them most. At Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester, we offer L-PRF therapy for patients who can benefit from its advantages.

Understanding How L-PRF Therapy Works

Blood has a few different components:

  • Plasma: The yellow liquid portion of blood
  • Red Blood Cells: Cells that deliver oxygen
  • White Blood Cells (leukocytes): Cells trained to fight invaders
  • Platelets: Condensed cellular particles that clot blood
  • Fibrin: Protein that creates a meshwork to halt bleeding and help repair wounds

Blood also contains a variety of other proteins and nutrients.

L-PRF uses white blood cells to help speed up the process of healing a wound. The concentration of platelets attracts these cells to create blood clots that function like plugs, helping to stop bleeding and stimulate the body’s natural growth factors. All of this quickens the process of regenerating tissue while simultaneously reducing complications.

L-PRF uses a technique to concentrate platelets, proteins, white blood cells, and growth factors. It turns them into a membrane that speeds up the recovery time of wounds in gingiva, bone, and more.[1] L-PRF acts as a bioactive band-aid that protects the site while helping it heal more rapidly. The high concentration of platelets and white blood cells that L-PRF contains continues to provide growth factors to the treatment area for up to two weeks.

It is easy and quick to create L-PRF right in our office in Rochester, NY. This ease of use allows our patients to get the exact care they need while undergoing any periodontal or surgical procedure.

Procedures & Applications

L-PRF Applications

L-PRF can help reduce bone loss when combined with bone grafts for oral surgery procedures. It can be used with bone grafts to ensure an improved healing response and help form new bone. If you don’t have enough bone mass for a dental implant, for example, L-PRF can help stimulate bone cell growth or make it easier for a bone graft to succeed.

It is also useful for tissue grafting, dental implant placements, sinus-floor elevation, and tooth extractions. L-PRF promotes healing for soft tissue injuries, too, including gingival issues. It reduces the risk of postoperative infections as well as helps to diminish pain throughout the healing process.[

The L-PRF Therapy Procedure

To create the L-PRF, we need to take a sample of your blood in a process similar to a routine blood draw. We then spin that sample in a centrifuge — a machine that spins at very high speeds — which separates your blood’s components. Once that’s done, we isolate and concentrate the platelets, plasma, and leukocytes. These create a membrane that we can place on the treatment site to enhance your natural healing process.

The entire L-PRF procedure can take between 15 and 20 minutes. Because L-PRF is made with your blood, you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions or rejections.

Turning to Us for Periodontal Care

If you struggle with periodontal diseases or conditions, we offer the help you need at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester. We rely on only the most advanced techniques and tools to offer reliable services you know you can trust.

With options like L-PRF, we can provide some of the leading periodontal services in the area. Contact us today at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester to schedule an appointment.

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