Platelet Rich Fibrin
Developed in 2001 by Dr. J. Choukroun, a French surgeon and pain management specialist; the platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is considered a second-generation platelet concentrate. “This natural fibrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors, and cytokines that are derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes. The presence of these proteins have been reported to produce rapid healing” (Choukroun)
The established process involves Dr. Sitters drawing the patient’s venous blood into a 10 ml dry glass tube and centrifuging the blood. Then removing the ﬁbrin clot and processing; a thin, compressed layer of Platelet Rich Fibrin or plugs for extraction sites can then be formed.
PLATELET FIBRIN THERAPY
Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgery or implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte -Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body. Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, L-PRF is individually made for you – from you. The end results are improved healing response and significantly less recovery time.
Better Healing From Within
All natural, 100% you
Simple holistic procedure
Latest healing technology
No chemicals, foreign substances or additives – just you
FDA cleared medical device
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leuko-cytes are also known as white blood cells. They are part of immune system and are responsible for helping heal our bodies. Platelets are also blood cells. They are responsible for attracting healing cells, creating blood clots. They are also key Is for producing growth factors. Fibrin is another component he blood that works with platelets to create blood clots.
How are L-PRF clots created?
PRF clots are first created by taking a small blood sample from you. The blood sample tubes are spun according to a specific process. This creates a matrix or blood clot. The matrix is then removed from the tube and placed in a device designed to compress the matrix to the desired thickness.
What is Platelet Fibrin Therapy?
Platelet Fibrin Therapy uses L-PRF clots to promote healing.
Is L-PRF painful?
It is as painless as a routine blood draw.
How does L-PRF work to heal?
PRF provides a concentrated release of healing proteins, creates a scaffolding to help direct healing and also forms a more efficient network for cells to communicate with other cells tissues. Due to the high concentration of platelets and leu-kocytes within the L-PRF clot, the fibrin releases growth factors up to14 days after placement. This is when the body is repair-self and needs the extra help to heal.
Are there any side effects or complications from L-PRF?
L-PRF uses your own blood, with NO additive whatsoever; reducing the risk of allergy, or side effects because your own concentrated platelets, with their own unique healing abilities, are simply re-introduced at the site of your extraction, implant placement or another surgical site.
What types of conditions are treated with L-PRF?
Currently, L-PRF is being used for dental and oral maxillofacial surgical procedures, including dental implants, bone defects, extraction sockets, sinus, and dental ridge augmentation, palatal defects and maxillary bone atrophy.
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