Platelet-rich fibrin, often referred to simply as PRF is a post-surgical treatment used to improve the comfort and efficacy of almost any oral surgery, including bone grafts, tooth extractions, and gum recontouring. PRF is made from your blood, so it’s completely natural. The blood is separated using a centrifuge into plasma, red blood cells, and PRF. PRF is a yellow, jelly-like substance is made up of fibrin, white blood cells, and bone growth factors. These biological materials are essential factors in the healing process, and when applied following oral surgery, they can decrease risk for infection, accelerate healing, and improve the comfort and safety of almost any surgical treatment.
1 – Diminished Risk of Infection
Following advanced oral surgery and other dental solutions that may impact the soft tissue, PRF can be applied directly to the surgical site. This application actually creates a seal that keeps bacteria out of the surgical area and allows the tissue to heal with significantly diminished risk for infection.
2 – Accelerated Healing
Use of PRF following advanced treatment for gum disease accelerates healing, controls inflammation, and delivers the desired results within just a few days of treatment. The shorter healing time leads to improved comfort and reduces risk of infection, allowing patients to reclaim their healthy smile right away.
3 – Safety & Comfort
Using PRF can dramatically decrease swelling and discomfort following any surgical treatment, and it stimulates the production and retention of gum tissue volume and jawbone density. Patients worry that introducing PRF into their system is unsafe. However, PRF is produced from a patient’s own blood cells. That means PRF is highly biocompatible, making it safe and effective to use.
Meet Dr. Brown
Skilled Dallas oral surgeon, Christopher Bao Brown, DDS, provides patients with a wide range of surgical treatments at Texas Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of the field, Dr. Brown regularly incorporates the latest oral surgery techniques and technologies into treatment at his oral surgery practice. That includes offering platelet-rich fibrin following almost any surgical service to improve comfort, safety, and treatment efficacy. If you want to learn more about PRF or any of the complex oral surgery services we offer, contact Dr. Brown and his Dallas dental team to schedule a consultation. Many of our patients are referred to us by their general dentists, but you don’t need to wait for a referral. We’re here to help!