PRF – Platelet Rich Fibrin Dental Stem Cell Techniques –

PRF Dental Stem Cell Treatment for Implants and Wisdom Teeth Removal

PRF dental treatment is used in our Burtonsville location near Silver Spring and Columbia Maryland. Platelet Rich Fibrin accelerates healing and prevents infection in wisdom teeth removal and dental implant surgery sites.

platelet rich fibrin prf dentistDr. Gary Adams is one of the biggest supporters of platelet rich fibrin and dental stem cell techniques, “PRF should be used in most dental implant and oral surgery procedures…especially wisdom teeth removal.”

“It accelerates healing of bone and strengthens bone regeneration around implants and in extraction sites.”

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin – PRF?

platelet rich fibrin dentistPlatelet Rich Fibrin or PRF is a yellow jello-like mixture of fibrin, platelets, white blood cells, stem cells and bone growth factors. The natural material is fabricated from the patients blood. Prior to a surgical procedure such as wisdom teeth removal, implant surgery or bone grafting, blood is drawn from the patients arm the same as is done for blood testing in a medical doctor’s office. The PRF material is derived from spinning blood in a centrifuge at 2700RPM for 13 minutes. PRF is a great service for any biological dentist doing oral surgeon services with a natural and holistic approach. PRF is a much better alternative to sending oral surgery patients home with an unfilled bony extraction socket or implant site. In many cases, PRF dental treatment has been proven to be much more effective than gum and bone graft products purchased off the shelf. Sometimes Platelet rich fibrin is prepared and mixed with bone graft products to product more biologically active bone grafting surgical treatments.

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Benefits and Pros of Platelet Rich Fibrin?

  1. Accelerated Implant and Wisdom Tooth Removal Recovery
  2. Reduced Pain after Dental Surgery
  3. Less Swelling
  4. Accelerated bone growth or healing of bone around implants
  5. Improved quality of bone osseointegration to tooth Implants
  6. Improved  bone grafting surgery Success
  7. reduced chance of dry socket and bone pathology after teeth extractions
  8. increased early blood supply to extraction sockets
  9. improves success in difficult surgical sites such as root canal removal sites and full mouth dental implants such as all on four implants.

How is L-PRF used in the Dental Office

  • Tooth Extraction Sockets – Platelet Rich Fibrin when placed into a tooth extraction site will reduce the risk of dry socket and infection after tooth removal. Most importantly, PRF dental treatment places the much needed immunological protection (white blood cells) and regenerative growth factors to promote proper healing in jaw bone. A ubiquitous problem in dentistry, is jaw bone infections that persist for day, months and sometimes years after oral surgery procedures.
  • Dental Implants – PRF dental treatment when placed around implants during surgery accelerates implant healing and improves the quality of bone growth around implants. Platelet treatments appear to be help in titanium and zirconia dental implant surgery.
  • Bone Graft Surgery – L-PRF can be processed and mixed with conventional bone graft products along with I-PRF to product a mixture called sticky bone. Sticky bone is an invaluable bone regeneration tool for any implant dentist or periodontist. Sticky bone can be especially helpful in getting severely infected root canal removal sites to heal properly. Sticky bone is also very helpful in building bone volume as in doing block bone grafts.


Why PRF and how does Platelet Rich Fibrin Work?

prf dental Jaw bone is exposed and cleaned during surgery. Bone has very little blood supply compared to other tissues in the body. Tissue where there is less blood, the body has reduced ability to heal properly and less defense against bacterial and fungal infection. We place PRF dental treatment into tooth extraction sites and teeth implant sites. For example, when tooth removal is performed, we place the Platelet Rich Fibrin into the tooth extraction site. Without PRF, extraction sites are commonly left to heal open to the oral cavity. During extraction site healing, saliva, bacteria and other contaminants pour down into vulnerable jaw bone. When PRF is placed into the surgical site, the PRF protects the site from infection and enriches the area with proteins and growth factors that accelerate bone healing. In sites where implants are placed, the PRF occupies the space between the bony socket and the dental implant. Placement of PRF in dental implant sites decreases implant healing time and decreases the chance for dental implant infection and failure.

I-PRF VS L-PRF – What is the difference in the PRF Dental Products?

I-PRF is processed by spinning the patient blood for a shorter amount of time at a slower speed in the centrifuge than L-PRF. The L-PRF is thicker in consistency like jello. The I-PRF is more runny like syrup or thick juice. The I-PRF also called injectable PRF, is richer in growth factors and has not yet full clotted. The I-PRF can be injected since it is thin in consistency. The most common use for I-PRF currently is in mixing it with L-PRF and bone graft products to produce a substance called sticky bone. The mixture of L-PRF and bone graft material is a loose granular mixture. When I-PRF is used to wet the granular mixture, after a short period of time the I-PRF clots and causes the entire mixture to become sticky and clump tightly together, Very helpful when you are trying to get a bone graft to stay in a surgical site.


How to Make PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin

If you know how to draw blood, processing PRF dental treatment is very simple. In most instances, we draw one vial of blood per  site. Taking blood is exactly the same as when blood is taken during a medical physical. Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment is 100% natural and we do not use any additives or preservatives. The blood is drawn immediately prior to the procedure normally while the patient is getting numb for the surgery. The blood is then put into a centrifuge at 2700RPM for 13 minutes. 13 minutes later, blood is separated into 3 layers:

  1. plasma layer – PRP of platelet rich plasma
  2. red layer
  3. yellow layer rich in PRF

What is the difference between PRP platelet rich plasma and Platelet ‘Rich Fibrin PRF?

PRP is the red part of the blood spin containing the red blood cells. PRP is not useful in dental bone surgery. PRP is very useful in injecting into painful joints and other soft tissue areas but not in dentistry.

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