Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a versatile treatment that can be used in combination with a number of procedures to help you achieve the best possible results from your care. Here at Healthy Smiles, Dr. Erin Roberts often uses PRF as part of microneedling, bone grafting, tissue grafting and other surgical procedures to help you heal and recover more quickly. Call 580-237-0694 today to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about platelet-rich fibrin in Enid, Oklahoma!

Platelet-rich fibrin is a revolutionary treatment option that plays a crucial role in the recovery process after oral surgery, such as bone and tissue grafting or implant placement. Designed to work harmoniously with your body, PRF is a biocompatible treatment that accelerates healing and enhances the overall recovery experience.

Within your blood, there are four essential components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Platelets, in particular, are responsible for blood clotting and initiating the healing process. They contain a rich reservoir of proteins and growth factors that facilitate healing and reduce inflammation. PRF is derived from your own blood, making it a safe and reliable solution.

During the PRF procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm by our dentist and team. This blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins it to create PRF. The resulting PRF substance has a gelatinous consistency and a distinct yellow color. It is then carefully applied to the surgical site, where it performs multiple functions like promoting faster healing, shielding the area from potential infections and enriching it with essential proteins and growth factors.

The advantages of PRF are numerous. By incorporating PRF into your treatment plan, you can expect improved healing following surgical procedures, along with reduced post-operative pain and swelling. Additionally, PRF contributes to the formation of high-quality bone and enhances the process of osseointegration. It also decreases the likelihood of dry tooth sockets and facilitates early blood supply to tooth sockets after extraction. PRF even increases the likelihood of success in more challenging surgical sites, providing you with a greater chance of overall treatment success.

For more information about PRF and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.