Natural Dentist Associates uses Platelet Rich Fibrin ( PRF ) in many dental surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, dental implants, and bone pathology sometimes called cavitations. PRF accelerates the healing process, decreases surgical pain and swelling for dental implants and Wisdom Tooth Removal. PRF also improves the strength of bone osseointegration to implants. PRF is a Holistic and Biological Dentist Service
How to Make PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin
The PRF process is very easy. Basically, we draw one vial of blood per surgical site. The blood taking process is exactly the same as when blood is taken during a routine medical physical. The use of Platelet Rich Fibrin, PRF, protects the bony surgical site from infection, accelerates the healing process and decreases pain after a procedure. Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment is 100% natural and we do not use any additives or preservatives. The blood is drawn immediately prior to the procedure normally while the patient is getting numb for the surgery. The blood is then put into a centrifuge at 2700RPM for 13 minutes. After 13 minutes, the blood is separated into 3 layers:
- clear liquid or plasma layer
- red layer rich in red blood cells
- yellow thick layer which is the PRF layer.
What is PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin?
The PRF Layer is a yellow and thick jello-like biologic material derived from spinning patient blood in a centrifuge at 2700RPM for 13 minutes. PRF is a great service for any Biological Dentist doing oral surgeon services. The PRF layer is rich in fibrin, platelets white blood cells and bone growth factors. PRF is a much better alternative to sending a tooth removal patient home with an unfilled bony extraction socket or implant site. PRF is used in dental surgical sites such as wisdom teeth extraction and dental implant surgical sites.
Why PRF and how does Platelet Rich Fibrin Work?
During Oral surgery, the patients’ jaw bone is exposed. In bone there is very little blood supply as compared to other tissues in the human body. In areas where there is less blood, the body has less ability to heal quickly and less defense against infection. At Natural Dentist Associates, we place PRF into tooth extraction sites and implant sites. For example, when a dental extraction is performed, we will place the Platelet Rich Fibrin into the tooth extraction site. In the absence of the PRF, dental extractions sites are commonly left to heal open to the oral cavity. During tooth extraction site healing, saliva, bacteria, and other contaminants are free to pour down into the jaw bone. When PRF is placed into the extraction site, the PRF protects the site from infection and enriches the area with proteins that accelerate healing. In sites where implants are placed, the PRF occupies the space between the extraction site and the dental implant. Placement of PRF in dental implant sites decreases implant healing time and decreases the chance for dental implant failure.