Plantation, Florida Dental Implant Specialist Dr. Mauricio Hervas

Healing from within with white blood cells (L-PRF)

In dentistry, to accelerate the healing process of soft and hard tissue we use L-PRF, well known as Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are white blood cells. As you know, white cells are part of the immune system and are responsible for the healing process within the human body.

When a patient comes in for an All On Four procedure, fixed permanent teeth, an extraction (either on a single or multiple teeth) – these patients are usually candidates for using growth factors. Growth factors are created by your own body, as part of the natural healing process.

Platelets are also blood cells. They are responsible for attracting healing cells, creating blood clots along with Fibrin.

How does it work?

It is like having your own power to heal!

A small amount of your own blood will be collected. It does not hurt more than standard bloodwork. Depending on the dental procedure that will be performed and if bone grating is needed, Dr. Hervas will take between 2 – 4 samples.

The tubes will be placed on the unique IntraSpin (by Intralock) machine for about 18 minutes. The blood will be on a centrifuged force that will help separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins due to the spinning action. When the machine stops, the tubes are removed. The Plasma and membrane that is collected will be placed in a special tray, covered and ready to use. The bioactive clot will be placed on your surgery site promoting a perfect healing and regeneration process of the bone.

If for some reason, you are a patient with a significant bone loss, your dentist may use not only L-PRF but also bone growth material in order to promote a natural bone regeneration.

If you need more information about this natural, pure and simple choice of healing during a dental procedure, please contact Dr. Mauricio Hervas at Implantation Dental Center 954.476.0770. And visit our website

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