Biological dentists start out as conventional dentists, then evolve through study, reflection and time.
It’s certainly true for Dr. Glaros; likewise, all of us here in the office. We take pride in providing dental services that support whole-body health with clinical skill, leading technology, and the body’s innate, God-given ability to heal. Everything we do, every decision Dr. Glaros makes, rests on those three facets of treatment.
Take PRF, for instance – platelet-rich fibrin. We’ve been using it for about five years now and continue to be impressed with the results.
Surgically speaking, nothing compares to the patient comfort and effectiveness of PRF. Previously, Dr. Glaros needed to rely on bovine bone, coral calcium, or synthetic bone when he wanted to add to the socket of an extraction or cavitation site. Then there was platelet-rich plasma, which was okay but required a bovine anticoagulant. PRF needs no such additions. It’s the ideal material.
And just what is PRF, pray tell?
Fibrin is a kind of protein involved in blood clotting. Platelets are cell fragments that circulate in the blood and a natural source of growth factors. When platelet rich fibrin is placed on top of a surgical site – for instance, a cavitation that’s been cleaned out, with the alveolar bone properly debrided – it helps speed healing, stimulating bone and soft tissue growth. Our patients say it also lessens post-surgical pain.
Best of all, the PRF is derived from your own blood, so biocompatibility is guaranteed. No gelling agents are needed. No synthetic or animal-derived products are used. A top notch replacement for the “non-native” materials – bovine, coral or synthetic – used previously, it’s 100% natural-to-the-patient.
Making it is a simple but interesting process. Here’s how we do it: