Platelet Treatment - PRP/PRF

Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) & Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) have been clinically proven to help patients heal faster with fewer complications after dental surgery and other procedures.
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There are several ways in which PRF can be used in clinical dentistry:

Bone Grafting For Implants

This includes closure of a cleft lip and cleft palate deformities, sinus lifts, ridge augmentation, and both inlay and onlay grafts.

Bone Repair

PRF can be used in facial trauma reconstruction, repairing of defects due to tooth removal, or the removal of growths and cysts.

Fistula Repair

This includes the repair of fistulas between the mouth and the sinus cavity.

Reasons for Platelet-rich Fibrin Treatment

Platelet-rich fibrin application is now widely used to expedite the post-procedure healing process and is completely safe. Since the blood used will come from the patient’s own body, disease transmission is not a factor. Almost all patients report a much greater degree of comfort immediately after their procedure.

There are also several more distinct advantages of PRF:

Lower Infection Risk

PRF is smeared thickly on the wound after the procedure by the dentist and actually seals the wound away from infectious agents, lowering the risk of problems.

Accelerated Healing

The saturation of the wound with PRF helps increase tissue synthesis due to its growth factors, and this in turn results in faster tissue regeneration. Speedier healing decreases the risk of later infections, complications, and discomfort.

Safety and Convenience

Disease transmission is non-issue since the blood is harvested from the patient’s own blood supply. The amount of blood needed is small and can be collected during a routine outpatient procedure.

What Does Platelet-rich Fibrin Treatment Involve?

The dentist will initially assess if your candidate for PRF treatment. Patients with blood clotting disorders will be unable to take advantage of this treatment. A small (about 2 oz) sample of your blood will be collected during a scheduled outpatient treatment. The blood will be placed into a centrifuge to separate the fibrin from the red blood cells. A second centrifuge will be used to concentrate the platelets which contain the growth factor.

I am a licensed Phlebotomist in the state of Washington and am also Nationally Certified as a Phlebotomist. With this knowledge I can train staff and show how doctors and staff can help minimize post operative trauma while creating an additional profit center within the practice.