PRF Injections

    For Patients

    Understanding PRF Injection Treatment

    Welcome to the cutting-edge world of PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) treatment at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans. Our dedication to providing the latest and most effective treatments for our patients brings us to the forefront of regenerative medicine with PRF injections. This innovative therapy harnesses the healing powers within your own blood to promote faster recovery and healing in various dental and craniofacial conditions.

    What is PRF?

    Platelet-Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a biocompatible biomaterial obtained from your own blood. Through a simple and minimally invasive process, we concentrate platelets, growth factors, and fibrin from a small blood sample. The result is a powerful healing matrix that significantly enhances tissue regeneration and healing.

    The Benefits of PRF Injections

    PRF injections offer a multitude of benefits for patients undergoing dental procedures or suffering from TMJ disorders and related craniofacial pain. Here are just a few advantages of choosing PRF treatment:

    • Accelerated Healing: PRF’s concentration of growth factors significantly speeds up the body’s natural healing process.
    • Reduced Inflammation and Pain: The anti-inflammatory properties of PRF can decrease post-treatment swelling and discomfort.
    • Improved Treatment Outcomes: By enhancing tissue regeneration, PRF injections can improve the success rate of various dental and surgical procedures.
    • Natural and Safe: Since PRF is derived from your own blood, there’s no risk of allergic reactions or rejection, making it an incredibly safe treatment option.

    PRF Treatment Applications

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, we utilize PRF treatment in a variety of applications to support healing and recovery:

    • Dental Implant Surgery: PRF can be used to promote faster integration and healing around dental implants.
    • Extraction Sites: Applying PRF in extraction sites enhances soft tissue healing and bone regeneration.
    • TMJ Disorders: PRF injections into the TMJ area can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and encourage tissue repair.
    • Craniofacial Pain: Patients experiencing craniofacial pain can benefit from the regenerative properties of PRF injections.

    Why Choose Us for Your PRF Treatment?

    Our team at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans is expertly trained in the latest PRF techniques. We are committed to providing each patient with personalized care, ensuring that PRF treatments are tailored to meet your specific needs and health conditions. With a focus on innovation, safety, and the highest standards of patient care, we are dedicated to enhancing your healing journey.

    Discover the healing potential of PRF injections at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans. Contact us today to learn more about PRF treatment and how it can benefit you. Let us guide you towards a faster recovery and improved health with the power of your own body’s healing capabilities.

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    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans

    Very Rev. Philip G. Landry

    5.0 ★★★★★

    Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2003, I was fitted for a head-gear breathing apparatus to alleviate the condition. After struggling with discomfort and lack of sleep, I discontinued use of the device. During a visit to my cardiologist in 2017, I was ordered to take another sleep test which revealed that the condition had reached a dangerous level and that it must be addressed immediately. I shared with Dr. G. Johnson my concerns from the past and he informed me that a new mouth piece for this sleep disorder was available and referred me to Dr. Terry Billings, DDS.

    I contacted Dr. Billings and during my first appointment with him, after a series of tests, he determined that I had another condition, TMJ, which would have to be treated before addressing the sleep disorder. He explained to me that I would have to wear mouthpieces, one by day and one by night, for twelve weeks to correct this issue. My instant reaction was that as a Catholic priest serving as the rector of the St. Louis Cathedral, I often celebrate televised Masses during which a mouthpiece would certainly be a deterrent. Dr. Billings patiently and understandingly explained that I really had no option but assured me that he would be able to make weekly adjustments to the mouthpieces that would help with these concerns.

    Now as I approach the final weeks of this treatment, I am pleased to share that I have been most satisfied with the care and attention of both Dr. Billings and his staff. The level of professionalism and proficiency which I have experienced in the weekly office visits have made a challenging issue bearable. It is amazing to me what the treatment of the TMJ has done for my overall health and well-being and as I now await the mouthpiece to address my sleep disorder I am most grateful to Dr. Billings for his diagnosis and excellent treatment during this period of preparation for it.

    Arden Ballard, PA-C, MS

    5.0 ★★★★★

    You don’t hear that often about a dentist, but his attention to detail, meticulous examination and in-office testing led to uncovering a severely deviated septum that needed prompt surgical intervention. I’m forever grateful for him and his entire staff.

    Dr. Billings noticed that I checked yes to a few items on his questionnaire. When he began asking about my fatigue, sluggish feeling, etc. I blamed it on the kids and being a parent of two young boys. After his dental exam, he insisted that there could be more to my symptoms. After a chat, we decided to do an in-office Facial CT scan. It’s been 4 years since I had one, so I agreed. Everything was promptly scheduled, and their text reminders kept me on schedule.

    I did the CT scan, and Dr. Billings pointed out my severely deviated septum and recommended I get a prompt ENT evaluation. I brought a printout of the CT to my next appointment, and I ended up having sinus surgery 3 weeks later.

    Immediately after surgery, I knew something was different. After healing, I was sleeping better, breathing better and, sure enough, less sluggish and not reaching for my 3pm coffee. All from going to the dentist.

    My teeth look great, too!

    Dr. Billings has opened my eyes to understand that dentists are part of the entire medical team, and when using their training to the fullest, they can change lives.