PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin. This is a substance extracted from patients’ blood by medical professionals for various uses. At The Dentists at 650 Heights in Houston, Texas, we use PRF to provide better quality treatments to our patients. That it can be used to speed up wound healing, and tissue regeneration allows us and our patients more possibilities.
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Using PRF in Dentistry
PRF has shown incredible results when it comes to bone restoration. One of the issues we face when trying to fit patients with dental implants to restore missing teeth is that they don’t have strong enough bones to support the implants. By injecting PRF, bone-forming cells called osteoblasts migrate to the area and start creating new strong bone tissue.
Bone regeneration effects aren’t just useful when performing implants. They can be used to speed up bone healing in people with cancer. By strengthening jawbones, PRF also helps patients achieve better dental health and more solidly attached teeth.
PRF attracts growth factors, white blood cells, and blood vessels, forming cells as well. These cells facilitate wound healing and speed up the elimination of dental infections. There are countless benefits to PRF, and we like to take advantage of them so our patients can enjoy healthy teeth and dental cavities.
PRF is extracted from the patient’s blood, just like any blood test. Unlike a blood test, the blood extracted isn’t analyzed. It’s placed in a machine that spins at a specific speed for about 10 minutes. Spinning separates the blood into its different elements. We can then extract PRF from it and inject it where we see fit.
We do our best to ensure your maximum comfort during PRF treatments. All the required precautions are taken during extraction and injection to eliminate the risk of infection. If you have any questions or concerns about PRF, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.