Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a natural, biological fibrin that contains platelet derived growth factors (PDGF) which enhances the healing capability of bone and soft tissue. PRF is created by collecting a small sample of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. This creates a thick fibrin clot that is rich in platelets. The clot can be molded and compressed to use as a ‘cap’ over extraction sites. This physically protects to open wound and PDGF stimulate and direct stem cell migration to speed up wound healing.
Why all the excitement about PRF?
The PRF method was originated by Dr. Jospeh Choukroun in France and the benefits of PRF have been scientifically documented. Dr. Lines and Dr. Hoaglin conducted their own study using PRF in lower jaw wisdom tooth sites and compared 100 consecutive patients whose treatment included PRF with a control group of 100 patients whose treatment did not include PRF.* In the case with PRF, only 1% developed dry sockets; healing time and post operative pain was significantly reduced. The patients who did not receive PRF had nearly 10% incidence of dry sockets and required more medications to manage discomfort. Since 2010, our doctors have used this technique and still maintain the low occurrence of dry sockets.
*Published study in the International Journal of Dentistry Dr. Gary Lines and Dr. Donald Hoaglin.
PRF is the solution to dry sockets and improves healing in all types of medical and oral surgery procedures including extractions, dental implants, and grafting sites. Our success rate in eliminating dry sockets with PRF is nearly 100%!