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Platelet-rich fibrin membrane is a biomaterial that is made from the patient’s own blood. Its typical purpose is to help the body heal at an accelerated rate. In other words, they are a by-product of blood plasma. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is used in many surgical procedures to help patients heal quicker.
The platelet-rich membrane helps to form blood clots around the wound, and assists the body in repairing by stimulating tissue growth. If you are interested in learning more about dental or oral surgery procedures and PRF, we would be more than happy to answer all of your questions here at Encinitas Periodontics and Dental Implants. Dr. Bembey has many years of experience in treating patients with severe periodontal disease using PRF.
What Procedures Is PRF Commonly Used For?
Platelet-rich fibrin is used in many dental surgery procedures, including dental implants, sinus lift, ridge augmentation, teeth extraction, and sinus repair among many more. Patients who are unable to heal at a normal rate due to underlying medical conditions can benefit from this technique.
If a patient has suffered severe damage to their oral cavity due to infection or decay, a dentist may choose to rely on PRF to help them heal faster post a tooth extraction. Dental restorations like dental implants may also require the use of platelet-rich fibrin if the patients had to go through a bone graft or sinus lift.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Fibrin
One of the most significant advantages of platelet-rich fibrin is that it promotes faster healing and stimulates tissue which boosts their regeneration rate. Since this is a by-product of blood plasma, they are generally safe to use. Synthesizing PRF during a surgery is easy and convenient.
In many cases, they prove to be a very cost-effective solution compared to other medications that assist in healing. It can be created at the same facility with minimum investment. As a result, they are commonly used in many surgical procedures including dentistry. In order to make PRF, your blood will be placed into a centrifuge machine that will spin the contents for about 15 minutes. After that, it will be ready for use during any surgery.
Periodontal maintenance is about much more than just brushing your teeth daily. Visiting your dentist regularly is also crucial in maintaining good oral hygiene. People who fail to do so are at risk of periodontal disease that can deteriorate your oral and general health. If you are dealing with symptoms of periodontal disease, such as toothache, bleeding or swollen gums, or bad breath, book an appointment with a dentist right away.
Ignoring signs of periodontal disease can lead to severe oral complications down the road for you. At Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants, we have a highly qualified staff trained in providing the best dental care to all of our patients. If you or a close family member are dealing with damaged, missing, or decayed teeth, book an appointment with us today at 760-632-9055.