Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a process whereby blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge, separating out portions of the blood, including platelets and white blood cells, which promote healing. These cells are then injected directly into affected areas of the mouth to promote faster healing and to increase blood flow to these areas. Some dental uses of the PRF process include treatment of:
- Bone defects
- Extraction sockets
- Sinus and dental ridge augmentation
- Palatal defects
- Maxillary bone atrophy
I often recommend PRF with dental surgeries to achieve optimal healing.