We are pleased to offer our patients Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy. PRF is a second generation platelet concentrate widely used to accelerate soft and hard tissue healing. Similar procedures have been used to treat sports injuries for elite athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Raphael Nadal.

 

Benefits

  • Lower risk of infection – because PRF is secured directly to the wound, it seals it away from infectious agents, lowering the risk of issues arising
  • Accelerated healing – PRF helps the tissue fuse quickly due to its growth factors, resulting in overall faster tissue regeneration. Quicker healing decreases the risk of infections in the future, plus lessens complications and discomfort.
  • Safety and convenience – Disease transmission is not a possibility as the patient’s own blood is used. The amount needed is quite small and can be done in a simple in-office procedure.

In dentistry, PRF is now used to assist in the regeneration of tissue and stimulation of bone formation after surgery. We take a sample of the patient’s blood and run it through a centrifuge to produce a fibrin matrix rich in platelets and growth factors. The result is increased healing after extractions and grafting. For more information, feel free to contact us.