Platelet-Rich Fibrin For Dental Treatments

Live Well Dentistry Now Offers PRF Treatments

Gone are the days when you had to fret and worry because you were due a trip to the dentist.

Today, there are many dental treatments that have been designed specifically to reduce patient discomfort, quicken healing time and improve the quality of your results.

One such treatment type we offer at Live Well Dentistry is Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Dental Treatments.

What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin is a fibrin matrix that contains a combination of platelet cytokines, growth factors and cells. Together, these essential components of the fibrin heal the damaged tissues in the treatment site and facilitate healing and cellular regeneration.

Platelet-rich fibrin dental treatments are dental procedures that are performed using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). Here, PRF is used to enhance and improve the results of any soft grafting and hard grafting treatment the patient undergoes.

What does Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Dental Treatments entail?

Unlike traditional dental treatments which solely use synthetic components or pharmaceutical drugs to facilitate treatment success, PRF dental treatments use the natural growth factors produced by your own body.

By choosing your PRF, we reduce the likelihood of tissue grafts and dental implants being rejected by your body.

You can use platelet-rich fibrin to perform multiple surgical and non-surgical procedures such as:

  • Bone defect fixing
  • Dry socket prevention treatment
  • Dental extractions
  • Gum grafts
  • Sinus lifts

…and many more.

How are PRF Treatments administered?

Your blood contains a variety of components, one of which is platelets. In order to extract platelet-rich fibrin, we ask that you visit our dental clinic. We then extract a small sample of blood from you.

We then place the vial of blood into a centrifuge machine and separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. PRF works to heal and generate new and healthy tissue by activating collagen production in the area where it is injected.

What happens next?

During the process of centrifugation, the platelets release a huge amount of growth factors such as:

  • Epithelial growth factor (EGF)
  • Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-B)
  • Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
  • Vascular-endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

Together, these growth factors combine to affect how dental tissues heal during treatment.

On the day of your surgical or non-surgical procedure, our dental practitioners inject the platelet-rich fibrin into the treatment site. Once there, the PRF will start to vascularize your hard and soft dental tissues, facilitating quick healing and more long-lasting results.

Eligibility for this treatment

The great thing about Platelet-rich fibrin dental treatments is that it is a very safe procedure that uses your body’s own PRF to treat your dental condition.

Absolutely anyone can undergo this procedure, provided they:

  • Do not have any blood conditions that make them ineligible for the PRF dental treatment
  • Do not suffer from a skin condition that can worsen because of the injection
  • Are not anemic
  • Are not currently pregnant

If you are not certain about your eligibility for this procedure, feel free to consult our dental surgical specialists at Live Well Dentistry.

Post-treatment benefits

  • Reduce your vulnerability to infections and scarring
  • Limit the risk of your body rejecting the dental grafts
  • Improve the way your wound heals, ensuring it heals completely in a shortened time span
  • Reduce your pain and discomfort after the procedure
  • Quickly help you regain flexibility, strength and usage of your dental tissues
  • Prevent the need for repeat dental care visits for post-treatment procedures
  • Offer you a highly affordable way to use your own body’s PRF to treat your dental condition

For more information about the procedure and to schedule a consultation, reach out to us at Live Well Dentistry today.