The Use of Platelet-Rich Fibrin with Extractions

//The Use of Platelet-Rich Fibrin with Extractions

Check out our video that goes over a surgical technique utilized to obtain growth factors from a patient’s blood to facilitate healing after surgical extractions of teeth.

What is PRF?

PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin, and the uses are multiple. As you probably know, life can be separated into two fractions: the red fraction and the white fraction. The white fraction is full of platelets, which are the cells we are interested in since they’re full of growth factors. When we centrifuge them, they release these factors that speed up the healing and cut down on pain levels. They also provide incredible cosmetic results when implanted in the mouth. The formulation has been studied and utilized extensively in various fields of medicine and has been increasingly popular in dental surgery.

The first step is to draw the patient’s blog and then centrifuge it. After centrifuging it for two minutes, we will extract the liquid fraction of it. This part is full of growth factors. This is what we’re going to use in our bone graft to make what is called a sticky bone. This increases the integrative potential of the bone graft since it’s synthetic and is augmented with the growth factors from the patient, which make it almost native.  Sticky bone looks like playdough—it doesn’t drift and comes in one piece. On top of it goes this gel-looking formation we get from a red tube used as a membrane to cover the side from the extraction. Every time we use this on a patient, it helps speed up the healing process tremendously. Now, this is what we call an elixir of youthfulness! If you’re interested in dental implants or want to learn more about them, feel free to reach out to the friendly team at Dental Arts San Diego! Give us a call at (619) 444-1001 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are located at 707 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020.

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