Thomas W. Mabry, DDS, PC
Periodontics and Dental Implants

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors

Why all the excitement about Plasma Rich in Growth Factors?

PRGF (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors) permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate.  When we suffer any injury, the human body releases proteins to stimulate the process of repairing that injury.  One of those cell types is platelets.  Platelets perfoms many functions, including formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors into the wound.  These growth factors function to help the body repair itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissues.  One can easily see that PRGF permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.  Dr. Mabry has incorporated the use of PRGF into many of his surgical procedures.  

In order to use PRGF, it is necessary to draw a small amount of blood from the patient, from which the Plasma Rich in Growth Factors is obtained through a centrifuge spinning process.  This plasma is then placed where healing or regeneration of tissue and bone is needed.  Dr. Mabry uses PRGF in surgical procedures to aid and accelerate healing of the patient's surgical site. 

Are there any Contraindications?

This is the only technique that makes use of the body's own pharmacy.   It is used in many different fields of medicine.  This process can be considered an autograft, since it deals with the patient's own proteins which are responsible for carrying out and accelerating the repair process.

The PRGF procedure can be used on most patients and is recommended especially for those with healing problems or in need of stimulation of bone regeneration, as in the case of smokers and diabetics.

With the help of plasma rich in growth factors, we can appropriately stimulate bone growth after surgical intervention, and, at the same time, achieve rapid recovery and healing. 

PRGF has many advantages:

Safety: PRGF is a by-product of the patient's own blood, so disease transmission is not an issue.

Convenience: PRGF can be generated in the dentist's office while the patient is undergoing the surgical procedure.

This process helps achieve:

  • Regeneration of bone in post-extraction sites.
  • Regeneration of bone around implants.
  • Regeneration of bone in bony defects.
  • Regeneration of tissue in tissue graft procedures.       
  • Regeneration of areas after extraction of cysts.
  • Improved osseointegration of dental implants.
  • Faster wound healing. 

How does PRGF contribute to your treatment?

Recovery and the healing process speed up so the risk of infection or any other post-surgical complication is lessened.  Using PRGF produces a noticeable improvement, absence of pain and quicker healing. 

All in all, PRGF optimizes recovery for the patient. 




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