Plasma Rich Growth Factor
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is exceptionally rich in growth factors. The technique is used to accelerate the body’s own healing process in regenerating bone and soft tissue. By utilizing a small amount of blood drawn from the patient, certain plasma proteins are separated and then used to enhance the synthesis of new bone and repair of soft tissues in the surgical sites. The body rushes many cells and cell-types to the wound to stimulate the healing process. One of these cell types are platelets. Platelets perform many functions, including clot formation and the release of growth factors ( platelet derived growth factors PDGF, transforming growth factor beta TGF, and insulin-like growth factor ILGF ) which function to assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissue.
The in-office procedure is safe and convenient, cost effective, and eliminates the risk of rejection and disease transmission because PRGF is a by-product of the patient’s own blood.
The many advantages of PRGF are the following:
- bone augmentation procedures
- bone grafting for dental implants
- bone grafting for periodontal bony defects
- repair of anatomical bone defects due to trauma and infection
- soft tissue regeneration