Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Anyone who has undergone dental surgery, even just a simple tooth extraction, knows that recovery can be uncomfortable & it’s never over as quickly as you want it to be. We offer a way to speed up the healing process by using platelet-rich fibrin in some of our dental procedures.

What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a natural substance that is found in blood. It contains growth factors that stimulate regeneration of cells & even bone & manage inflammation during the healing process. This means that oral wounds or surgical procedures can heal more quickly, making it very useful for dental procedures like dental implants that require healing time in the middle of the process.

Procedure Overview

The procedure for applying PRF is simple & quick. As a patient, your blood will be drawn before your procedure begins. During this time, the blood will go through a machine called a centrifuge that spins the vials at a high speed for a preset amount of time. When the centrifuge is done, the blood will be separated into three components, one of which is the PRF, a yellowish, clot-like substance, that can then be compressed & applied to the wound or surgery site.

Following the surgery, the PRF stimulates the body’s natural regeneration process for up to 14 days, helping to rebuild a solid foundation with plenty of growth factors to speed up healing.