PRGF (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors)
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is one of the latest technologies in bone and tissue regeneration. When any tissue in the body is injured, the body itself releases proteins to stimulate the process of repairing that injury. PRGF isolates these proteins which are responsible for wound healing and tissue regeneration from the patient’s blood plasma. PRGF is fabricated by obtaining several tubes of the patient’s own blood which are then placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the blood into several elements. The patient’s Red Blood Cells are discarded, but their plasma and platelets, which are loaded with growth factors, are saved and used to augment bone and soft tissue grafts.
The entire process is safe and simple. It can be performed as a sterile procedure within our state-of-the-art office and once a therapeutic dose of PRGF is applied to the treatment area, the repair process in this area is accelerated.
Currently, PRGF is being used in Oral Surgery to achieve:
- Regeneration of bone in tooth extraction sockets;
- Regeneration of bone around dental implants;
- Regeneration of bone in jaw defects;
- Improved osseointegration of dental implants;
- Faster wound healing.
This remarkable technology is also being used in other areas of medicine including Traumatology Burns, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and General Surgery.