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How PRF Therapy Can Enhance Healing After Tooth Extractions

As dentists, our mission is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. However, sometimes extractions are necessary to maintain your overall oral health. Whether it’s due to impacted wisdom teeth, severe decay, infections, or overcrowding, we want to ensure that your extraction experience is as smooth as possible. That’s where platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy comes in. PRF therapy can minimize the risks associated with tooth extractions and improve your recovery—here’s how it works.

Four Ways PRF Therapy Can Enhance Healing After Tooth Extractions

1: It Naturally Accelerates Healing

PRF therapy is completely safe and natural because it uses the patient’s own blood to enhance their body’s healing process. The procedure involves taking a small blood sample and spinning it in a centrifuge to create a fibrin mesh that has a high concentration of platelets. This mesh is full of the natural growth factors that your body uses to form new blood vessels and tissues, and regenerate bone. 

When placed at the extraction site, the PRF mesh boosts your body’s natural healing ability, leading to a faster, more comfortable recovery. And because the PRF mixture is taken from your own blood, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. 

2: PRF Therapy Prevents Bone Loss

Typically after a tooth extraction, there is some risk of bone loss. However, the PRF mesh contains essential growth factors that help your body regenerate bone tissue. PRF therapy can help prevent bone loss and preserve the natural contours of your jaw. If you plan on replacing the extracted tooth with a dental implant, PRF therapy is a good idea. PRF recruits bone-building cells to the healing area and encourages them to multiply.

3: It Reduces the Risk of Complications

One major complication associated with tooth extraction is dry socket. It occurs when a blood clot fails to form to protect the extraction site, or the blood clot gets dislodged. This can be extremely painful and slow the healing process. 

PRF therapy helps prevent dry socket and other complications after tooth extractions by shielding the extraction site. The natural growth factors and platelets present in the PRF mesh help promote clot formation, fight infection, and promote the body’s natural ability to heal. This minimizes bleeding and swelling, and helps create a healthier healing environment. 

4: PRF Therapy Improves Recovery

Recovering from wisdom teeth removal or any tooth extraction can be highly uncomfortable. But PRF therapy significantly improves patient comfort both during and after a tooth extraction.

When the PRF mixture gets applied to the extraction site, it forms a protective barrier over the open wound. Not only does this help minimize the risk of painful complications, it also reduces the inflammation and swelling that cause discomfort. 

PRF Therapy for Tooth Extractions in South Jordan, Utah

If you’re in need of a tooth extraction for any reason, the doctors at Copper Creek Dental can help. We provide expert tooth extractions to our patients in Daybreak and the surrounding South Jordan community. We’re also proud to offer PRF therapy for wisdom teeth removal and other extractions to help your recovery go as smoothly and as comfortably as possible. 

Don’t just take our word for it—here’s what one of our satisfied patients had to say about their tooth extraction and bone graft procedures with PRF therapy: “My mouth seriously feels so good. Zero pain and I’m so grateful! Thanks so much for everything. [Y]ou are the best at what you do.”

Experience the utmost in dental care for yourself by calling 801-280-1911 today to schedule an appointment.

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