PRF - Platelet Rich Fibrin
WHAT IS THE PLATELET RICH FIBRIN (PRF) TREATMENT?
Our blood contains white blood cells, platelet-rich fibrin and many other elements that can help promote natural healing after surgical procedures. At Rapid City Smiles Implant & Family Dentistry, we can perform a blood draw prior to any oral surgery and utilize the healing elements in the blood to promote quicker and more promising healing of the surgical site. The white blood cells found in the plasma can be used to fight infections.
Why would you need Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
Patients who are more prone to infection or have difficulty healing from oral surgery may require PRF treatment. However, PRF treatment is suitable for all patients of any age. The purpose of PRF treatment is to help in healing a surgical site within the mouth, preventing infection and improving the chances of the area healing fully and properly. The plasma can help in fighting infection as well as improving blood clotting of extraction and surgical sites.
What makes you a candidate for Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
Not everyone is a candidate for PRF treatment. First, you'll need to have a consultation so that we can determine if you're eligible for this treatment option. If you are a candidate, we will draw blood and place the vial into a centrifuge which separates the blood into varying elements. This plasma as well as the white blood cells and platelet-rich fibrin can be used after oral surgery.
What can be expected with Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
Prior to oral surgery, we can draw blood from you to be used to help in healing the surgical site. The blood is put into a centrifuge which separates the red blood cells from the plasma, white blood cells and fibrin. After surgery, we will carefully place these components on the area to promote quicker and more even healing. The purpose of PRF treatment is to help prevent infection after surgery as well as allow the area to clot and heal appropriately. The technology is entirely to the benefit of the patient and allows oral surgeries to be more successful.
If you're interested in PRF and want to know more about this option, contact us today and we will work to answer any questions you may have.