What is PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin?
PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment, often referred to as PRF, is a way to improve your ability to heal after having oral surgery. Treatment involves taking a small vial of your own blood and separating its content. The thick, jelly like substance is then extracted from the sample and placed over surgical sites to help in the healing process. Not only does PRF treatment help your body to heal naturally, but it can be helpful in preventing infections.
Why is PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin needed?
PRF treatment is ideal for patients who are undergoing surgical procedures. It is a great way to improve your body's ability to heal after an invasive procedure has been done. Likewise, PRF can help to prevent infections in and around the surgical site, which can eliminate the issues involved with post-surgical complications. Treatment uses your own blood plasma, which is safe and sterile.
Who is a candidate for PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin?
Most patients are good candidates for PRF treatment. We will go over all health and medical history prior to recommending this treatment option. We often recommend PRF treatment to patients who are undergoing surgeries and any procedure where your body needs assistance in healing. The procedure involves taking a sample of blood using venipuncture methods, so this should be expected at the time of your appointment.
What happens during PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment?
The first step is to take a small sample of blood from your arm using venipuncture procedures. We then place the vial of blood into a high-speed centrifuge and spin it to separate the different elements inside. We then extract the plasma from the vial and put this aside for later use. We use the thick, gelatinous substance over the surgical site so that it can benefit the healing and recovery process. We can utilize PRF treatment for any and all surgical procedures that you will undergo in our office.
If you'd like to learn more about PRF treatment, call our office today so that one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.