When you have dental implants, bone grafting, or gum grafting surgery, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy helps accelerate your healing and leads to a faster recovery. PRF is the extracted growth factors from your own blood! The team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists in Campbell, California, serving San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos and surrounding areas, is trained in PRF therapy, as well as other highly advanced treatments. To see if PRF can help you recover from oral surgery more expediently, call the office, or request an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a naturally derived product isolated from your blood and used to stimulate tissue repair. PRF therapy uses a specialized process that concentrates elements of the blood to form a complex matrix of fibrin, growth factors, and proteins that helps build new tissues.
Ueno Center Dental Specialists uses the most advanced form of PRF, leukocyte-PRF (L-PRF), which isolates and utilizes white blood cells. PRF and L-PRF therapies have a wide range of uses across the medical field because they stimulate the immune system, accelerate healing, and enhance tissue growth. Many providers use PRF therapy to improve outcomes of surgeries of all kinds, including cosmetic, orthopedic, and wound debridement.
When combined with specific proteins, particles of bone tissue, and other cells, PRF creates a robust framework for building new bone and gum tissue at oral surgery sites. This revolutionary supplemental treatment is an excellent addition to any oral surgery, as it shortens healing time. This also shortens the amount of time needed between multi-step procedures, like dental implants.
The team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists recommends PRF therapy whenever possible during oral surgeries and repairs, including:
To prepare PRF, your provider draws a small amount of blood that they place in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood and isolates the PRF solution in about 12 minutes. This advanced technology makes it easy for your periodontist to make PRF therapy a seamless part of your surgical procedure.
There are many benefits to using PRF therapy to enhance healing after oral surgery.,
Because PRF comes from your blood, you have no concerns about disease transmission.
Your periodontist prepares PRF at your chairside during your oral procedure, so you don’t have to go to another facility to have your blood drawn or wait long periods while a lab prepares the solution.
PRF reduces healing and recovery time, helping you complete your treatment plan quicker and with less risk of infection or complications.
While not covered by insurance, PRF doesn’t require the use of expensive blood banks or hospital labs, making it a cost-effective supplement to your treatment.
Current technology makes PRF preparation and application incredibly easy for your provider, and can actually make procedures such as bone grafting easier.
As part of your pre-procedure consultation, your periodontist can answer any questions you have related to this process and how it can improve your healing.
To see how platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy can help you, call the office or request an appointment online today.