What is PRF and How Does It Help Dental Surgery Procedures
PRF is a natural product obtained from the patient’s venous blood and represents an advanced method of obtaining healing membranes that are used in dental interventions such as:
- Sinus lift
- Bone addition procedures
- Insertion of the dental implant
- Apical resection
- Cystectomy (cyst removal surgery)
- Rapid regeneration and healing, without any side effects – PRF membranes accelerate the healing process by stimulating angiogenesis (formation of new vessels) and resorption of inflammatory edema
- Because it is obtained from the patient`s blood, there is no risk of allergic reactions, so the rejection rate is 0 and the risk of transmitting infectious diseases is eliminated.
- 100% natural method (no addition of anticoagulants, calcium chloride or thrombin).
How are healing membranes obtained?
Following the Park Ridge dental implant consultation, the dentist decides if you are a candidate for PRF treatment. If you are, a small amount of venous blood is collected in one or more special tubes. The tubes are centrifuged to separate the plasma and fibrin from the other blood cells. After the centrifugation cycle, the tubes are placed in the stand for 5 – 10 minutes (time required for the formation of the PRF clot). The PRF curd is removed from the test tube and placed on a sterile perforated tray. Subsequently, an unperforated tray is applied over the curd for about 3 minutes, which causes the curd to dehydrate and the healing membranes to form.