Clements Ferry Dentistry now offers advanced platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF) for many periodontal and oral surgery procedures. Utilizing a small sample of the patient’s own blood, this therapy can enhance hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. Not only does the treatment reduce healing times, but it also decreases pain and swelling and improves overall patient experience.
This innovative technology has been used in dentistry for over ten years with much success. PRF treatments have been used in areas other than dentistry as well. The treatments have received significant press in the sports medicine field, but are also prevalent in other parts of the medical world.
Platelet-rich fibrin treatment has been widely used in heart surgery, orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and dermatology.
A second-generation form of blood-derived growth factor technology, Advanced PRF involves the creation of a thin, durable layer of platelet-rich fibrin. The proteins in the fibrin encourage swifter healing and wound closing and reduce the likelihood of infection. They are also particularly helpful in cases of multiple recession defects.
Advanced PRF has a number of applications for periodontal and oral surgery including bone defects, extractions, sinus lifts, gum grafts, dry socket prevention, and more.