Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) treatment, a therapy created from your own blood, has been recently introduced to dentistry and adopted by modern dental practices to help speed healing. Dr. Marder from your Seattle office of Integrative Dentistry has also adopted this treatment and made it available to help you heal faster and with less pain when you have extractions or oral surgery performed.
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin Treatment?
After Dr. Marder makes an assessment of your individual case and determines whether you are a good candidate for PRF treatment, a small amount of your blood will be taken and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood and separates the plasma, white blood cells and fibrin from the red cells, concentrating them. These elements of your blood are responsible for accelerated healing and tissue regeneration and growth. When the mixture is applied to an open wound, such as the one caused by a tooth extraction or other type of dental surgery, the PRF stimulates stem cells to grow new tissue very quickly and speed up your healing. Since the treatment is made up of your own blood, there is no risk of blood-borne disease.
The benefits of Platelet Rich Fibrin Treatment include:
What is the Platelet Rich Fibrin application?
After the blood is removed from the centrifuge, Dr. Marder will apply a high concentration of the platelet rich fibrin to the area, which has been affected by your surgery. PRF creates a seal over the wound. The absorption of the substance begins immediately, which will expedite your healing and decrease the amount of discomfort following the dental procedure. If you have an oral treatment coming up and you want to know if you are a candidate for platelet rich fibrin treatment, please contact Integrative Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marder today.