Platelet Rich Fibrin
At Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC, we are qualified in this fairly new procedure. Today, there has been widespread acceptance of the platelet-rich fibrin, or L-PRF, therapy in different medical fields including dentistry. This therapy is well known for its ability to accelerate healing after a surgical procedure, as it stimulates bone and tissue growth. This therapy has made it possible to enhance tissue repair, reduce post-operation pain, as well as reduce a patient’s healing time.
How Does Platelet-Rich Fibrin Work?
One exciting thing about L-PRF therapy is that it allows your body to capitalize on its natural healing capacity - but at a very accelerated rate. During the healing process, your body sends various types of cells to the injured area to start the healing process.
In platelet-rich fibrin therapy, we will draw your blood and extract growth elements from your blood. This isolated blood has 3 - 5 times the number of growth elements found in normal blood.
How Do We Use L-PRF Therapy?
We use platelet-rich fibrin therapy during bone grafting, surgical tooth extraction, and sinus lifting procedures.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Procedure
This is a simple procedure that begins with drawing a small amount of blood from the patient before the surgery starts. This will happen during your appointment. Next, we use a special centrifuge machine that extracts the platelet-rich fibrin. This machine spins your blood, and this process separates the blood components. Then we introduce the platelet-rich fibrin in the area of surgery and close it with sutures. If you need more information about the L-PRF therapy, kindly contact Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC, at (601) 255-9929 today!