Did you know that Northwest Natural Dentistry offers a natural, cutting-edge solution designed to speed up the healing process? With platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), our doctors can help prevent dry socket and reduce pain, swelling, and infections from occurring following surgeries and extractions.
We're proud to offer the very best platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) services in Hayden, ID because our skilled team provides individualized, convenient care. We are also one of the few dental offices in the area to offer this treatment. With services for the whole family, Northwest Natural Dentistry is here for you!
What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
A byproduct of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), PRF is a biomaterial derived from human blood, commonly used in dentistry for recovery and tissue regeneration.
PRF comes from the patient's blood, which is drawn from the vein as part of our surgical treatments. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge, separating it into three layers: red blood cells, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), and platelet-poor plasma. The layer of PRF contains white blood cells, growth factors, fibrinogen to promote clotting, and more. This layer of PRF is removed from the test tube and placed in the extraction socket, allowing for a faster and more comfortable healing process.
How PRF Treatments Work
When the teeth and gums are healing after extractions and surgeries, the immune system sends white blood cells to the site of the surgery. Though these cells play a critical role in the healing process, they can also bring pain, inflammation, and swelling. At Northwest Natural Dentistry, we use PRF to reduce pain, speed up healing, and lower the chance of dry socket from developing. Platelet-rich fibrin is especially beneficial for those with diabetes and other conditions that cause reduced blood flow.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) for a Better Recovery
See what PRF can do for your smile! Give us a call today to learn more!