Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is produced from your own blood. The plasma portion is separated into a concentrated platelet rich portion used in surgery. Until recently, this procedure has only been available in a hospital setting. New changes in technology have allowed it to be used in an outpatient office setting.
What is Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)?
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is a blood product that contains concentrated levels of a patient’s own growth factors. Growth factors are signaling molecules that tell stem cells in the body to differentiate into different cells such as bone and tissue. They are responsible for the managing how the body heals. Increasing the number and concentration of growth factors at a healing wound not only increases the speed of healing, but can increase the quality and quantity of new bone and tissue. This is extremely beneficial when grafting and preparing a site in the mouth for an implant.
What is PRGF Used For?