Platelet Rich Fibrin for Oral Surgery in South Jordan, Utah
At Copper Creek Dental, your health and comfort are our top priorities. We aim to get you back to living life to the fullest as quickly as possible after every dental procedure. That’s why we offer platelet rich fibrin (PRF) therapy to speed up the natural healing process after oral surgery.
We help patients in Daybreak and other South Jordan communities quickly and comfortably recover after our tooth extraction and dental implant surgery procedures.
What Is PRF Therapy?
Platelet rich fibrin is concentrated blood plasma that improves the body’s ability to heal bone and tissue. In dentistry, PRF therapy is used to promote gum tissue and jaw bone healing after invasive oral surgeries. The patient’s own blood is used for treatment without any additives to ensure a safe, natural, healing process.
When you opt for PRF therapy, we draw your blood right before the surgery, then spin it in a centrifuge to create a concentrated mixture of platelets, fibrin, stem cells, and white blood cells. During the surgery, we apply the PRF mixture to the extraction site or implant site to ensure the area heals efficiently.
Four Benefits of PRF Therapy
1: Quickens Recovery After Oral Surgery
Many people put off necessary oral surgical procedures out of fear of the recovery process. But PRF therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce recovery time. PRF helps naturally improve the healing process by increasing blood supply to the wound, joining tissues together, and assisting in the formation of new bone. It even helps reduce pain and swelling. With this boost from your own blood plasma, your body needs less time to recover.
2: Prevents Dry Socket After Extraction
Tooth extractions pose the risk of dry socket, a condition in which a blood clot fails to form or dislodges from the extraction site. Dry socket exposes bone and nerves, which causes severe pain. This is one magic element of the PRF process—it attracts cells to form blood clots, and holds them securely in place to lower the risk of dry socket. In our office, not one single case of dry socket has occurred when PRF was used in an extraction site.
3: Promotes Osseointegration After Dental Implant Surgery
After a dental implant is placed in the jaw, it must fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. PRF therapy facilitates soft tissue healing and adjunctive bone grafting so you can be sure your dental implants are secure.
4: Reduces Risk of Infection
When extraction sites and dental implant sites are left to heal in the open, it puts the exposed bone and tissue at risk of bacterial and fungal infections. PRF helps fill the empty space to protect the bone and keep out infectious bacteria. PRF is also rich in white blood cells called leukocytes that help your body fight off infections. It’s a superboost of anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial action supplied by the best elements of your immune system.