Whether you need a tooth extracted or you are preparing your mouth for implants, the healing process is an important part of making sure dental surgery is successful and avoiding complications. As a patient, it can be a challenging time of waiting and wondering when your mouth will be back to normal again. That’s why we use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to encourage the healing process following your procedure.
What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin uses concentrated platelets from your own blood and aids in the healing process for bone or gum tissue. We safely extract a small amount of blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, platelet-rich fibrin, and blood cells. We’ll then create the material using the fibrin and apply it to the surgical site.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Fibrin
We use PRF to encourage healing after procedures. It speeds your healing time by jumpstarting the clotting of your blood. Because you are using your own blood, your body won’t reject the material and it won’t trigger any negative reactions. PRF also:
- Helps you avoid dry socket, a painful complication that can happen after your tooth is pulled
- Decreases bleeding in your mouth
- Reduces inflammation
- Protects your gums from possible reinfection following periodontal therapy
- Improves bone regeneration to aid in your grafting procedure
- Holds the grafting material in place to improve the volume of bone in your jaw
- Helps restore gum tissue in conjunction with gum grafting
We Recommend PRF for Many Treatments
When you see us to improve your oral health, you’ll discover that we use PRF for a wide range of services. They include:
- Gum Disease Treatment – For advanced stages of gum disease, we usually need to remove the infected gum tissue. PRF can help the healing process post-procedure and aid in the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.
- Extractions – Whether it’s your wisdom teeth or an infected tooth, we’ll use PRF following the procedure to protect your extraction site from infection or other complications.
- Dental Implants – If you’ve lost a tooth, implants are a great way to get back your full oral function. When we place implants in your jaw, we’ll use PRF to encourage healing and tissue regeneration. That way, you’ll be able to receive your new replacement teeth faster.
- Bone Grafting – When you need volume in your jaw for implants, we’ll place bone grafting material. PRF can speed up this process. Again, this helps you enjoy your new smile in less time.
- Ridge Augmentation – We’ll use PRF to encourage the process that regenerates the bone in your jaw to prepare for implants.
- Sinus Lift – To make room for implants in your upper jaw, we may need to lift the sinus area. PRF can not only aid in the healing process but also ensure the successful placement of implants in this area.