In our office, we use a technique that helps to accelerate the healing of bone and tissue. This is especially important when removing teeth or placing dental implants. In our office, we call it plasma, but it’s also known as PRF. PRF stands for plasma rich fibrin. In the blood, there’s a clotting factor called fibrin.
Now, the blood carries all of our nutrients, oxygen and healing properties throughout our system. For example, when you get a cut, at first a clear liquid appears, and that’s fibrin. With fibrin also comes the healing proteins. We separate the fibrin and the healing proteins out of your blood and use it when you get oral surgery done with us.
In the first step, our phlebotomist draws your blood, and then we process it in our lab here in office. There’s a fibrin layer that we extract from the blood, and from it we get a membrane in a liquid serum. We then take the membrane and the serum and we reintroduce it back into the extraction site or the implant site. The membrane allows healing to be accelerated, and it also helps a lot with postoperative discomfort and pain, as well as swelling.
In my experience, using PRF accelerates healing time for your bone and the extraction socket. It decreases postoperative pain and swelling, and it gives you a better result for your dental treatment. What’s amazing about PRF is that we’re able to take some things from your body, your blood, and we’re able to use it to heal your own body.
If you or someone you love recently had a tooth removed, meet with Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve to learn about what L-PRF is and how it can help speed up the healing process in a homeopathic way.