What is Platelet Rich Fibrin? the healing, restorative properties of PRF in Calgary, AB
At Living Wellness Dental Northland in Calgary AB, we use biocompatible techniques, materials, and products to support a healthy, attractive smile and natural and efficient healing. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a beautiful complement to our office’s wide range of services that are compatible with biological tissues. As such, PRF is a safe and non-toxic way to heal wounds quickly and uneventfully (with minimal risks of complications or undesirable post-treatment side effects like pain and bleeding).
Drs DeSanti and Redd derive Platelet Rich Fibrin from your blood. The process starts with taking a small sample of your blood. This step is no different than when your doctor draws blood for lab testing during your annual exam. However, we use a specific piece of equipment called a centrifuge to “spin” the blood. This spinning action isolates the platelets from serum and blood cells. These concentrated platelets are powerful; when applied precisely by our dentists, PRF unlocks your body’s natural healing properties. It supports safe and healthy soft tissue and bony tissue regeneration.
PRF in dentistry
Platelet Rich Fibrin has many potential medical applications – from orthopedics to dermatology — due to its blood clotting capacity. In dentistry, we can use PRF as an invaluable adjunct with surgical procedures such as dental extractions. When applied to the treatment site, PRF offers four key benefits to our patients:
- First, it speeds up healing – In fact, we’ve found that surgical sites and wounds treated with PRF heal in half the time of those sites and wounded areas that are not treated with PRF.
- Second, minimizes bleeding – Many undesirable side effects associated with dental procedures are minimized with PRF, including discomfort and excess bleeding.
- Third, precision, localized tissue regeneration – We place the right adjunct (PRF) in the right place at the right time to trigger efficient healing.
- Fourth, immediately initiates clotting – A prominent feature of PRF is its blood-clotting capacity. We often refer to PRF as a “natural Band-Aid”; the treatment site is protected, and soft tissue and bone regeneration are promoted.
Additionally, as an autologous substance (obtained from your own body), you avoid allergies, sensitivities, and other risks associated with synthetic materials. There is peace of mind that the products and materials that we use are safe and non-toxic and in the best interests of your smile and overall wellness. Contact us today at (403) 800-0818 to find out more about PRF and the many other ways that we distinguish ourselves from other practices in the Calgary region — through biocompatible dentistry that empowers our patients to be their best selves.