Platelet Rich Fibrin
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin is derived from the blood taking from any or all patients. This substance can be used in surgical procedures to improve the healing process, reduce instances of pain and even prevent infection and abscessing. In short, you are using your own body to help heal an area that was just surgically altered. We can use this platelet-rich fibrin for extractions, bone grafting and implant surgery.
Why might Platelet Rich Fibrin be needed during surgical procedures?
There are several benefits to using your body’s own platelet-rich fibrin when undergoing oral surgery. The first, and most important, is that it helps the surgical site to heal more quickly and evenly. Patients experience little to no complications from surgery when platelet-rich fibrin is used. You will even find that you experience less pain and instances of infection because of this particular method.
Who is a candidate for Platelet Rich Fibrin therapy?
Most of our patients can benefit from platelet-rich fibrin therapy. In order to retrieve the platelet-rich fibrin, we will draw blood similarly to how you would have it taken in a medical office. This particular type of therapy is best suited to our surgical patients. We will review your medical and health history to determine if platelet-rich fibrin therapy will work for you.
What can be expected when Platelet Rich Fibrin is used?
The first step is to draw your blood. This is done similarly to how you would have it done in a medical office. Most often, one vial is needed per surgical site. The platelet-rich fibrin is then separated and extracted from the vial of blood that is taken. The surgery is performed, as necessary, and we place the platelet-rich fibrin in the area before placing any sutures. This allows the platelet-rich fibrin to help in healing the surgical site as well as preventing infection and reducing the likelihood of pain and discomfort. We can utilize platelet-rich fibrin therapy at any future surgical procedures that you come into the office to have done.
If you would like to learn more about platelet-rich fibrin and its use in oral surgery, call us today to speak with one of our trained staff members.