What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a by-product of blood that is exceptionally rich in platelets, white blood cells, and growth factors. Each of these three components play an essential role in the wound healing process. PRF has long been used in the hospital setting to accelerate the body’s own healing process, but it is only recently that advances in technology have allowed this same technique to be used in the dental office.
How is PRF used in dental procedures?
Immediately following a tooth extraction, Dr. Bembey fills the area where the tooth was with PRF. The compound seals the area and promotes advanced healing. PRF’s elastic and clotting properties help reduce swelling and inflammation after your extraction.
PRF helps when Dr. Bembey does bone grafts to restore bone integrity and heal defects. Using PRF results in much faster bone regeneration and growth.
PRF is very effective in reducing the healing time following many types of gum grafts. Patients many times report less swelling and discomfort.
Using PRF during dental implant surgery causes the implant to better anchor into your jaw. It also improves the healing at the implant site and boosts the implant’s stability.
What are the benefits of PRF?
PRF stimulates your body’s natural healing ability. It encourages your body to rush new cells to the wound to start the healing process.
The concentrated platelets in PRF help you form blood clots that are necessary to heal after any surgical procedure. PRF also releases growth factors into the wound to assist your tissue in repairing itself.
PRF is safe because it’s derived from your own blood. You don’t have to worry about getting a disease from donor tissue or blood or having a bad reaction.
PRF is easy to make. The blood draw and PRP prep take about 10 minutes. PRP is also budget-friendly. The blood is drawn in our office, so there are no extra lab expenses.
Treatment with PRF is straightforward and quick, especially considering the healing benefits it provides.
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