The Journey of Platelet Concentrates: An Era of Regeneration in Medicine and Dentistry: A Review
Nimmi Janardhanan1, Sayana Nazrine1 and Shivaprasad BM2*
1Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
2a. Implantologist, Tooth Priority: The Family Dental Care, Bangalore and b. Professor, Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Shivaprasad BM, a. Implantologist, Tooth Priority: The Family Dental Care, Bangalore and b. Professor, Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Received: February 28, 2022; Published: April 07, 2022.
Platelets are small cells that circulate in blood playing an important role in managing hemostasis and vascular integrity. They are also known to release several growth factors which stimulate tissue regeneration. The ability of platelet concentrates (PC) to achieve the goals of tissue regeneration has been explored in sports medicine, orthopedics and maxillofacial surgeries. The use of PC in the treatment of periodontal or bone defects is a much more natural approach compared to other modalities such as guided tissue and bone regeneration. Currently platelet concentrates are utilized in various regenerative and rehabilitative surgeries such as perio-plastic surgeries, ridge preservation and implant surgeries. Platelet concentrates have the ability to harness body’s own growth factors and utilize it for regeneration. It is a trialed and proven fact that they can dramatically increase the treatment results in a beneficial manner.
Keywords: Platelet Concentrates; Regeneration; Dentistry; Medicine
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