Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)
If you are undergoing more intensive treatment, our dentist may suggest the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). PRF uses your body’s own platelets to encourage your healing response, which may help you recover faster after oral surgery. Learn more about platelet-rich fibrin in Riverside, California, by calling Premium Smile Care at 951-324-1212 and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Norma Lantzsch.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is used to help you recover following oral surgery procedures, such as implant placement or wisdom teeth removal. It is a biocompatible treatment and is designed to work with your body to improve the healing process and help you recover more quickly.
Your blood contains four main ingredients: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The platelets in your blood are responsible for causing blood clotting and initiating the healing process, and they contain proteins and growth factors that are released to aid in healing and reduce inflammation. Platelet-rich fibrin is derived from your blood. When you receive PRF, our dentist will first draw a small amount of blood from your arm. This blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to create the PRF, which is yellow and gelatin-like in consistency. The PRF is then carefully applied to the surgical site, where it will work to increase your rate of healing, protect the site from infection, and enrich it with proteins and growth factors.
Benefits of PRF include:
- Improved healing following surgical procedures
- Reduced pain and swelling following your procedure
- Higher quality of bone growth or healing and osseointegration
- Decreased likelihood of dry tooth sockets
- Increased early blood supply to tooth sockets after extraction
- Improved chance of success in more difficult surgical sites
- Greater overall chance of success in your treatment
For more information about PRF and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, call our office today.