What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) comes from the patient’s own blood, which is rich in platelets that can be used to promote faster bone healing after surgery. Previously, PRF was only used in the hospital setting due to the expensive nature of isolating a sufficient amount of fibrin. Now, the technology is in use at some clinics like Coyne Oral Surgery.
What are the benefits of PRF treatment?
PRF allows the body to heal itself faster by introducing platelets, which are responsible for many functions, including blood clot formation and the release of growth factors. There are a number of growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF), and insulin-like growth factors (ILGF). These growth factors help the body regenerate new tissues, effectively speeding up the healing process.
PRF Has A Range of Clinical Uses
At Coyne Oral Surgery, PRF is often used to help heal bone grafting, which is a part of a dental implant procedure. PRF may also be used to repair bone defects that may develop as a result of tooth removal or cyst removal.
What Are the Advantages of PRF?
Safe: Because PRF is derived from the patient’s own body, there’s no risk of rejection or risk of disease entering the body through treatment.
Convenient: This procedure can be done in the office at Coyne Oral Surgery while you’re already undergoing your primary surgical procedure.
Fast healing: PRF accelerates healing by releasing a high volume of growth factors directly at the surgical site.
Cost-effective: Because PRF requires only a small amount of the patient’s own blood, costs are kept to a minimum – no blood bank or blood harvesting procedure required.
Easy to use: PRF is easy for providers to use.