The platelet growth factors provide a novel technique. It is a small blood sample of only 10-30cc which is centrifuged to obtain a platelet concentrate in alpha granules whose growth factors are. It is known usually as platelet - rich plasma.
Subsequently it becomes a clot (dressing) or infiltrates the damaged area. To deposit the wound area allows faster healing and up to four times better.
Benefits of using the technique of platelet - rich plasma
By using this technique in Dentistry and Stomatology postoperative complications and signs of inflammation are minimal. In addition, it reduces pain after surgery and speeds the healing of wounds. Importantly, their use does not pose a risk facing the patient, as it is injecting his blood without additives, and the benefits are substantial.
Disadvantages of the technique used so far vs platelet rich plasma
So far, after a tooth extraction, it is inexorably produced a significant loss of bone surrounding the tooth. The space occupied by the tooth was not replaced by bone quality but by a fibrotic (not suitable to support an implant) tissue and the "hole" or gap grew larger. This involved a further difficulty to restore the lost tooth.
Instead, with the application of these growth factors just after tooth extraction, bone grows in less time. In this way the "final bone volume" is maintained and ensures that the placement of the tooth (implant or bridge) is more natural and aesthetic. Growth factors are specific to the patient, only concentrated, so the specialist in dentistry and stomatology does act when desired.
Who can undergo the technique of platelet - rich plasma
The technique of platelet-rich plasma or platelet growth factors is applicable to all patients because it poses no risk. However, it is especially recommended for smokers and diabetics, whose wounds epitelizan worse, besides being more prone to infection after a tooth extraction. With the platelet rich plasma healing is halved and postoperative improvement.
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante