Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy is clinically proven to help you heal quicker after a tooth extraction. It reduces pain and controls inflammation so you feel better faster after a tooth extraction.
The dental specialists at EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, provide top-quality dental care for the entire family. Backed by decades of experience, our compassionate dental providers offer general and cosmetic dentistry services, from simple cleanings and tooth extractions to dental implants.
We try our best to save every tooth. When an extraction is necessary, PRF therapy can enhance healing. Keep reading to learn more about this innovative therapy.
What is platelet-rich fibrin therapy?
Substances with powerful healing abilities circulate in your blood. Plasma contains
platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells that play a key role in healing.
PRF contains a high concentration of white blood cells and fibrin, along with a small number of stem cells. When injected into a tooth extraction site, PRF speeds healing and recovery.
What does platelet-rich fibrin involve?
PRF therapy is an advanced form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy that harnesses the body’s healing power by creating a highly concentrated source of healing factors and injecting it into damaged areas.
To create PRF, your provider draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge for several minutes to separate the components into several layers, one of which is the PRF. The fibrin in the plasma clumps together and forms a clot. By now, the tooth has been extracted. We then place the PRF clot in the socket of the tooth.
How does PRF therapy enhance healing from tooth extraction?
The platelets present in the PRF clot signal the body to send more healing factors to the extraction site. As the PRF clot gets established, it reduces post-extraction pain and swelling, and speeds up the healing process.
PRF is injected into the tooth extraction site directly. Tooth extraction sites are traditionally left to heal open, which takes time and is associated with pain and discomfort. When PRF is injected into the extraction site, it shields it against infection while also enriching it with proteins that enhance healing.
Benefits of platelet-rich fibrin therapy after tooth extraction
PRF therapy is a revolutionary procedure. The following are some of the many advantages of using PFP therapy after a tooth extraction.
- Faster tissue healing
- Quicker recovery from tooth extraction
- Less swelling
- Lower risk of dry socket
- Increased blood supply to the tooth socket
PRF therapy is a non-invasive, all-natural treatment that helps you bounce back quickly from dental procedures such as a tooth extraction.
At EZ Dental Clinic, we’re proud to offer our patients the latest, most innovative options. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule a visit with one of our providers if you’re interested in this or any of our other dental services. Your dental health is our top priority!