At Corridor Dental, we want to guide you through your dental health journey as comfortably as possible, using the most current techniques and technology. Your jaw is a bony area, and bony areas of the body tend to heal much slower and have a higher risk of infection than other kinds of tissues because of the low blood flow. That’s why typically tooth extractions and dental implants can take months to fully heal, and complications can arise, but with platelet rich fibrin (PRF), oral surgeries can have quicker and more comfortable healing periods with healthier results.
PRF stands for platelet rich fibrin and is a byproduct of your own blood. PRF is extremely high in platelets and growth factors, the signaling molecules that facilitate communication between cells. This revolutionary technique allows us to extract blood, separate out platelets and growth factors, and add this natural healing elixir back into your body.
Sounds a little like something out of a sci-fi film, doesn’t it? We strive for a biological approach to dentistry, so we’ve invested in this amazing technology to help our patients heal quickly, comfortably, and naturally, with fewer post-op complications.
First, we extract a vial of blood, just like you would experience when having blood drawn for any other reason. Next, we place the blood into our PRF centrifuge machine. This machine spins the blood around rapidly, causing it to separate into three layers—plasma, red blood cells, and PRF. The PRF layer is rich in fibrin, platelets, white blood cells, and bone growth factors.