Platelet-Rich Fibrin Heals Wounds FasterJan 02, 2021 01:20PM ● By John Kempter
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is made of fibrin, a non-globular protein involved in the clotting of blood, that accelerates wound healing and contains a number of growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration. It significantly decreases the rate of infection up to 10-fold, especially following molar extractions and prior/during implant placement.
The PRF process is very easy. The patient’s blood is drawn just as during a routine medical physical. The blood is drawn immediately prior to the procedure while the patient is getting numb and then put into a centrifuge. The blood is then separated into three layers, which creates the PRF membrane.
PRF can be used for extractions, guided bone regeneration, implants and cavitation. The advantages of using PRF are faster healing, less pain, decreased swelling and improved natural bone grafting success.
John Kempter is an accredited IAOMT dentist and the owner of Kempter Holistic Dentistry, located at 1000 Copperfield Blvd., Ste. 160, in Concord, and 3111 Springbank Ln., Ste. F1, in Charlotte. For appointments and more information, call 704-782-0797, email mailto:[email protected]or visit KempterDentistry.com.
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