What is Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for dental extractions? Unlock your body’s natural healing power in Clearwater, FL
Natural Dentistry partners with patients to support the health of their natural teeth. But, should you have an infection or inflammation that requires extraction Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates are here to help you.
Root canal treatment does not restore health; even the most exacting hand cannot remove all decay-producing bacteria. So, bacteria left behind are allowed to flourish, potentially re-infect the mouth, and travel to other parts of your body. Bacteria can be left behind are allowed to grow, re-infect the mouth, and travel to other parts of your body.
PRF for Dental Extractions at the Clearwater, FL office of Natural Dentistry complement the use of lasers, ozone, anodyne infrared light therapies, and a range of powerful homeopathic products, supplements, antioxidants, and Dr. Beata A. Carlson’s own daily home care regimen: “The Secret.” These therapies and technologies are welcome alternatives to conventional approaches to standard dental procedures, including extractions. They support your comfort and efficient healing through every step of rebuilding your smile, naturally and healthily.
What is “PRF”?
PRF stands for “Platelet Rich Fibrin.” Platelets are cellular fragments present in the blood. Their primary “duties” are to heal and repair wounds. Products that use platelets, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and PRF, are designed to help the blood clot when there is an injury or damaged area, which could benefit from these formulations’ regenerative capabilities.
From orthopedic injuries to hair loss, platelet products have been used for many different medical applications. But all products start with blood being drawn and spun in a centrifuge. This machine separates the blood into its different components. In turn, the platelets are concentrated in the blood serum or plasma.
Platelet Rich Fibrin preparations have a high density of fibrin and less plasma when compared to PRP. Fibrin is a major, thread-like protein component of a blood clot that cannot be dissolved. Leukocytes and stem cells are also antibacterial elements of PRF that further encourage new blood vessels’ development. When applied to the treatment site, PRF unlocks your body’s natural healing and regenerative properties.
The power of PRF in dentistry
There are many potential applications of PRF at the dentist’s office, from building up bone loss as the result of resorption to the treatment of receding gum tissues. As it relates to dental tooth removal with PRF,
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates may place the socket’s fibrin clot.
The PRF, in turn, acts as a “filling material.” It provides a stable clot for the neovascularization (formation of new vessels) process and accelerates the process of regenerating tissues. It is even a safe option for diabetes or other conditions that affect immunity and wound healing. As the fibrin rich in platelets further stimulates clotting, it may be appropriate for anticoagulant therapy patients.
Singularly or in combination with Natural Dentistry’s many other biological tools (like ozone), PRF provides several benefits:
- Low-risk adjunct for many different patients
- Minimizes the risk of complications, such as painful dry socket
- Bumps up the supply of blood to the socket early in the healing process
- Encourages accelerated bone healing
- Decreases the risk of side effects, such as discomfort and swelling, during recovery
Natural Dentistry encourages you to follow any instructions provided to you before and after your procedure. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates also offer recommendations on products to complement your speedy healing. So, you get back to feeling (and being!) better than ever in no time.
Call 727-888-6929 to schedule your appointment at the Clearwater, FL office.