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PRF Treatment

At Harvard Square Dental Care, Dr. Michelle Mundy uses Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for effective post treatment healing for extractions. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) has long been used in hospitals to accelerate the body’s own healing process. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) has also been known to decrease the amount of discomfort following dental surgery.

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?

Platelet Rich Fibrin is a by-product of your own blood that is rich in platelets. Blood Platelets perform several functions including blood clot formation and the release of growth factors to help heal wounds. These growth factors stimulate the stem cells to produce new host tissue as quickly as possible, which is why platelet rich fibrin is so effective in the post-treatment healing process

It is a simple process that is done in the practice the same day as your dental treatment. A small amount of blood is collected from the patient’s own body and then placed in a centrifugal machine. The blood then separates into the plasma fibrin from the red blood cells. We then place the extracted Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) in the extraction socket.

Research has shown that PRF has been effective in expediting the healing process and increasing the degree of comfort immediately after their procedure and is a simple safe procedure.

What does platelet rich fibrin treatment involve?

The dentist will initially assess if your candidate for PRF treatment. Patients with blood clotting disorders will be unable to take advantage of this treatment. The dentist will apply the PRF to the surgical area in a high concentration. This will expedite your healing and decrease the amount of discomfort following the surgery. Dr. Mundy will provide aftercare instructions pertaining to the surgery.