Some dental procedures such as dental implants surgery, bone grafting, or tooth extractions, are invasive, and can require significant healing time. To minimize patient recovery time, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. incorporates the PRGF® system at his dental practice in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico. This innovative technology uses a patient’s own growth factors, derived from blood, to accelerate the healing process.
What is PRGF® Technology?
Plasma Rich in Growth Factor (PRGF®) technology is a type of plasma rich protein that is derived from separating a sample of the patient's blood into fractions, and using the plasma proteins to foster faster healing after dental surgeries.
The PRGF® technique is considered safe and effective, since it uses the patient's own body tissues, eliminating the risk of rejection or disease transmission. It also holds both European and FDA approval.
To prepare the PRGF®, we will extract a small amount of the patient's blood. This step is quick and painless. Our skilled staff maintain considerable experience, and are very gentle with needles. Next, the blood sample is spun in a PRGF® centrifuge machine to isolate the platelets and other growth factors from other contents of blood, such as red and white blood cells.
This concentrated solution is then applied to the surgical or extraction site in measured doses, which helps stimulate the body's natural healing process by speeding clot creation. It generally takes 15 minutes to complete the entire procedure. The PRGF® technique is considered safe and effective, since it uses the patient's own body tissues, eliminating the risk of rejection or disease transmission.
Benefits of the PRGF® Technique
The PRGF® system has several benefits, including:
- Fosters Faster Healing: The biggest advantage of this system is that it helps speed tissue regeneration, thus helping patients make a quicker recovery.
- Biocompatibility: A small amount of the patient's blood is used to separate the growth factors, therefore reducing the risks generally associated with donor blood.
- Patient Convenience: The PRGF® can be created onsite at our dental office while you undergo your treatments.
- Proven Application: The PRGF® technology has been used in the recovery process of a range of medical applications, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. It also holds both European and FDA approval.
Contact Our World-class Facility Today
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, we feature the latest dental technology to ensure optimal results and world-class dental care, and are conveniently located for patients from Palm Springs, Imperial Valley and Mexicali, Yuma, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Valenzuela offers a comprehensive range of quality dental services at a fraction of the cost of stateside clinics, and also features sedation dentistry to ensure the comfort and relaxation of his patients during surgeries.
We are proud to offer the PRGF® system, which can be incorporated into different dental surgeries such as dental implants placement, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and more. Contact us today to learn more about this unique system, and whether it could help accelerate your recovery after a dental procedure.