Tooth pain can be one of the most severe and distracting sensations you’ll ever experience, often making eating, drinking, sleeping, and completing your daily tasks extremely difficult. Sometimes the source of the tooth pain is a cavity or crack in your tooth; these are easily remedied. When such conditions go untreated, however, they can spread from the outer enamel to the living tissue at the tooth’s core, resulting in infection, severe tooth pain, and, eventually, a “dead” tooth. At this stage many dentists will recommend a root canal. While Dr. Richard Porcelli and the entire team here at our Bluffton, SC practice recognize the value of root canals, we want you to know there is a more biologically based alternative.
Our Bluffton, SC office specializes in helping you recover through the natural healing power of your own body. Whether we’re providing an alternative to root canal treatment or other services, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a core tool of our biologically focused practice. PRF growth factors are proteins that already exist in your own blood and are proven to help your body heal more quickly. We acquire PRF using a centrifuge to separate the elements of your blood. We then isolate your PRF and apply them at the surgery site to stimulate healing and restore your dental health as soon as possible. We can also derive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood in a similar manner. This contains a high percentage of growth factors which can help accelerate your healing.
We invite you to visit us for a consultation.