PRGF Endoret treatment to speed up the healing process.
As we’ve discussed previously on our practice blog, dental implants are generally considered to be the most effective method of providing a strong and long lasting replacement for a missing tooth.
The procedure is, of course, an invasive one which means that a healing process has to take place in the area where the implant has been placed. For some patients, this may lead to temporary soreness and discomfort caused by the ‘injury’ to the gum and underlying bone.
At the Clock Tower Dental Clinic in Epsom, we are pleased to offer a solution which speeds up the healing process, known as PRGF Endoret.
What is PRGF Endoret?
This technology assists the body’s natural healing process to work faster. In normal circumstances following this procedure, the body forms proteins which help to start the healing process at the site of the wound. By extracting a small sample of the patient’s own blood, this technology allows us to isolate these proteins and use them to speed up the healing using a specially prepared gel made from the proteins and a concentrate of natural healing materials.
This process is already used in some medical procedures, including plastic and reconstructive surgery and has a proven record of speeding up healing times.
Advantages for dental implants
The use of PRGF treatment following dental implant placement has a number of significant benefits to the patient. The most obvious of these being decreasing inflammation in the area of the procedure, and, along with this, the amount of pain or discomfort. For the health of the dental implant too, a faster recovery time of the wound means that the threat of infections in this area is reduced. Infections can threaten the survival of the implant and therefore reducing the risk is well worthwhile.
At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we constantly research advances in dental technology for the benefit of our Epsom patients; both in the areas of general and complex cosmetic dentistry. PRGF is a well established and proven treatment which offers the advantage of speedier healing and improving the outcome for the patient.
If you would like to discuss the use of PRGF with one of our implants dentists, please call the Clock Tower Dental Clinic on 01372 720136 to arrange a consultation.