Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Husband and wife periodontists Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam & Dr. Alina Krivitsky say they are using advanced platelet rich fibrin to regenerate receding gums without a gum graft with a new procedure they have named the RejuvaGum Lift™. The doctors demonstrated how the procedure is done with their patient Igor Silva in a story which aired on on ABC 7 News in Los Angeles on May 11, 2015. “The RejuvaGum Lift™ costs about the same as gum grafting surgery but is much less invasive and requires less downtime,” says Dr. Aalam. The procedure was developed in France. Dr. Aalam says he and Dr. Krivitsky are among the first doctors in the US to be trained in the technique which offers an attractive alternative to a gum graft.
"Other doctors said they would need to cut the roof of my mouth to get a piece of tissue to place on the top of my receded gum line," says Silva.
“With the RejuvaGum Lift™, the patients’ own blood cells are used which eliminates the chances for rejection or any infection,” says Dr. Krivitsky. “The technique is similar to a process that has been used for years to strengthen cartilage and joints in sports medicine. The RejuvaGum Lift is done by taking a small amount of the patient's blood and processing it through a centrifuge to obtain platelet rich fibrin (PRF), which forms into a clot-like substance. The gums are brought down through an incision made in the gum tissue and the PRF is placed into the gums near the areas of recession which spurs regeneration of the gum tissue,” says Dr. Aalam.
"Patients are taking one ibuprofen the night of their surgery and that's pretty much it," says Dr. Krivitsky. “A few sutures are placed to hold the PRF material in place for about two weeks and the patient is done.”
For more information on the RejuvaGum Lift visit http://www.implantperiocenter.com and call (310) 826-8242. CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood)