Self-Donated Blood Products

Science and technology has sought to enhance the healing process in both large and small hard tissue defects of the jaws. The rationale is to repair the respective sites for eventual reconstruction either though implant dentistry or conventional prosthetics. Evolution of this technology has resulted in auto-transfusion of the patient’s blood products to enhance both the hard and soft tissue repair. Initially, PRP (Platlet Rich Plasma) was used to serve this purpose. Science has progressed to the use of LPRF, a less costly but more effective auto-donation product. LPRF (Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin) is now at the forefront of technology. At Hecht Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our protocol uses this modality in different venues such as socket preservation, bone defects, sinus lifts and bone augmentation and grafting.

To understand healing, it must be first understood that all surgical procedures cause trauma and evoke an inflammatory response such as pain and swelling. However, these are necessary events without which final resolution of the involved area could not evolve to a favorable outcome. Our staff is your advocate, always striving to present the most cost effective but current technologies that will make your treatment goals successful.