How does Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) speed up your Wisdom Teeth Removal

by | Nov 7, 2021 | Wisdom Teeth

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Platelet-rich Rich Fibrin (PRF) is used in many dental surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants. PRF accelerates the healing process, and decreases surgical pain and swelling for both dental implants and wisdom tooth extraction. PRF also improves the strength of bone’s direct structural and functional connection to implants.

The PRF process is very simple. One vial of blood is drawn per surgical site immediately before your dental procedure; the same process as when blood is taken during a routine medical exam. The blood is then put into a centrifuge and separated into various layers; one being the PRF. The PRF layer is rich in fibrin, platelets and growth factors.

PRF is placed directly into the tooth extraction site and implant site. In the absence of the PRF, dental extractions sites are commonly left to heal open. When PRF is placed into the extraction site, the PRF protects the site from infection and enriches the area with proteins that accelerate the healing process. In sites where implants are placed, the PRF occupies the space between the extraction site and the dental implant. Placement of PRF in dental implant sites decreases the implant healing time as well as decreases the chance for a dental implant failure. PRF is a much better alternative to sending a tooth removal patient home with an unfilled bony extraction socket or implant site.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) with Wisdom Tooth Removal and Dental Implants​

  1. Faster Wisdom Tooth Removal and Dental Implant Healing
  2. Decreased Swelling
  3. Less Pain after Surgery
  4. Accelerated Healing of Bone to Dental Implants
  5. Improved Strength of Bone Integration to Dental Implants
  6. Decreased Chance of Dry Socket after Tooth Extractions
  7. Increased early blood supply to Tooth Extraction Socket

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