The process of tissue regeneration is a complex set of biological events controlled by the action and synergy of a cocktail of growth factors.

What are PRP treatments and growth factors?

These are proteins that we all have which are essential for carrying out the complex process of tissue repair and regeneration. They are found naturally in the platelets contained within the blood plasma.

The process of tissue regeneration is a complex set of biological events controlled by the action and synergy of a cocktail of growth factors.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments in dentistry is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses and amplifies the natural growth factors in our blood cells. The techniques utilizes the patient’s own blood to extract and concentrate growth factors. These growth factors, found in platelets, promote soft tissue regeneration and healing. By applying the concentrated platelet-rich plasma to the treatment site, PRGF/L-PRF enhance healing, especially for dental implants, gum surgeries, and oral diseases. It is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, improving treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Endoret®(prgf®) and L-PRF Technology

Here at Cox and Hitchcock, we offer an advanced Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) system that utilises your body’s resources to promote tissue healing and regeneration. This technique is safe and free from adverse effects, as it harnesses your own platelet-rich plasma derived from your blood. They contain concentrated levels of your own growth factors. These are signaling molecules that direct stem cells in your body to differentiate into different cells such as soft tissues and bone. These bioactive products promote and accerate healing, regulate inflammation, and improve regeneration.

Endoret®, (PRGF – Plasma Rich in Growth Factors), has shown great therapeutic potential in various clinical applications across medical fields such as orthopaedics, dermatology, ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, and dentistry.

L-PRF, (Leucocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin), has emerged as a highly promising material, with many applications in periodontal and implant surgery.

We have successfully incorporated the PRP systems into a range of treatments, including periodontal therapy, implant therapy, bone and sinus augmentation, and tooth extraction sites. Our patients have experienced accelerated and improved healing in these cases. Furthermore, PRGF can be beneficial for treating facial aging, enhancing skin tone, and improving its plasticity. If you would like more information about PRGF and its applications, please ask your dentist.

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Dr. Vinny Vaithianathan
Associate DentistGDC No: 112790
BDS (University of Bristol, 2007), DipImp (Dental Implantology, 2012)

I have a keen interest and have extensively studied occlusion (the way teeth bite together), treating people with Temporo-Mandibular Disorder (TMD), relieving headaches, pain and improving function of the dentitions. ...

Dr. John Anderson
Associate DentistGDC No: 186972
BDS (Cardiff Dental School), MJDF

I have a passion for restorative dentistry and a desire to provide the most up-to-date care....

Dr Gabriella Leatherdale-Tiba
Clinical Lead in PeriodontologyGDC No: 214556
DMD (2011), MSc (Periodontology, 2022)

I treat patients with periodontal disease referred to me by other dentists both with conventional therapy (root surface debridement, bone regeneration surgeries) as well as using laser (waterlase) where it's necessary....

Dr. Ernish Patel
Associate DentistGDC No: 229751
BChD (Leeds Dental School, 2012)

Erny, a graduate from Leeds University, brings a wealth of experience from his posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. After practicing across South Wales, he joined Cox and Hitchcock in 2019....

Dr. David Cox
Group Clinical Director & Lead Implant SurgeonGDC No: 65106
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 1990), MSc (Dental Implantology, 2014)

David, a skilled dentist, graduated in 1990 and gained experience in various dental roles before forming the Cox & Hitchcock Partnership in 1999 with Bob Hitchcock....

Dr. Katy Robinson
Associate Dentist GDC No: 114378
BDS (Cardiff Dental School, 2007), MJDF RCS (Eng), PgDip (Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments)

Since 2007, Katy has been an esteemed member of our team, serving patients at our Newport and Cardiff surgeries. Her expertise spans general dentistry, with a particular focus on cosmetic treatments....

PRP treatment FAQs

We recommend that you always consult with one of our implant experts before starting any treatment.

What is PRP treatment?

Platelet-rich (PRP) injections are a treatments used in the medical field, commonly to help heal an injury. These are derived on your own blood, and are being used more and more to treat sporting injuries and help wounds heal after surgery. Some doctors and dentists use it in facial cosmetic procedures. In the world of dental implants it is used with sinus augmentation procedures, at extraction sites and with bone augmentation procedures. It is also becoming very popular in periodontal disease treatments, particularly in the regenerative procedures.

Your blood is drawn from your arm, then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet rich plasma. This part is rich in growth factors.

What is PRGF?

With powerful regenerative properties, platelet rich growth factor Endoret® (PRGF) is being increasingly used in many fields, such as plastic surgery, dental implantology, and the treatment of sporting injuries. It has been shown to reduce scarring, rejuvenate facial tissues, as well as accelerate healing. Endoret claims to have “better osteoblastic (bone regenerating cells) properties and demonstrate lower post operative pain than other blood concentrates.” PRF releases growth factors over a longer period than PRP, offering more sustained benefits for skin repair and regeneration.

What is L-PRF

Leukocyte- and patelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) is a newly developed platelet concentrate that has successfully been used in a number of surgical procedures to optimise wound healing. Several studies indicate that it may also have the ability to stimulate bone formation.

What are the advantages of PRPs/PRGFs?

  • Stimulates cell growth and cell division, accelerating healing and regeneration in a range of treatments.
  • Reduces inflammation, swelling and discomfort after surgical procedures.
  • Reduces infection risk.
  • Helps build connective tissues.
  • Shortens recovery periods.

What is the difference between these Plasma products?

There are numerous PRPs, PRfs, PRGFs on the market, each claiming to have certain advantages. Leukocyte and PRP (L-PRP) maintain their white blood cell count but have a low fibrin matrix. Leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) have no white blood cells but a high fibrin matrix. The PRFs release release additional growth factors over time.

This can be all very confusing. Your dentist will discuss all options at your visit.

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