The team at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery offers platelet-rich fibrin as an adjunct to bone grafting and soft tissue procedures. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a new approach in tissue regeneration. It is used to add growth factors to surgical sites for better quicker bone graft and soft tissue healing and maturation.
What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Blood has several constituents, such as white cells, red cells, platelets, and plasma. The fibrin and platelets in plasma are responsible for blood clotting. They also have special nutrients and growth factors that help injuries heal faster. A concentration of Platelet-Rich Fibrin contains an excessively high percentage of platelets and fibrin. It could be as much as 10 times richer than usual.
How is PRF Prepared?
We prepare PRF by taking a blood sample from the patient. The blood is placed in a centrifuge under specific conditions and the platelets and fibrin are identified and separated from other cells in the blood. The PRF solution can then be mixed with various types of bone graft materials. It can also be compressed to create membranes to cover grafts for better soft tissue healing. This can be done in our office at the time of surgery. Since PRF is a by-product of the patient's blood, chances of infectious diseases or rejection are rare.
Risks of PRF application
There are rarely any contraindications in using PRF to promote tissue healing for the oral surgeon. If you care to know more about platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) our surgeons will be more than happy to assist you. Kindly get in touch with us (914) 768-8220 at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery for more information.