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Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections are a type of regenerative medicine that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate healing. At Gainesville Periodontics, we use PRF injections to promote healing after procedures such as dental implants, extractions, and gum grafts.

How do PRF Injections Work?

PRF injections are made by drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and growth factors from the other components of the blood. The resulting substance, known as platelet-rich fibrin, is a concentration of platelets and growth factors that can be injected directly into the site of the procedure.
PRF injections are beneficial because they can help stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The platelets and growth factors in PRF can help promote the formation of new blood vessels and tissue, as well as reduce inflammation and pain.

Uses for PRF Injections

PRF injections can be used in a variety of periodontal procedures. One of the most common uses is in dental implant surgery. After a dental implant is placed, PRF can be injected into the surrounding tissue to promote healing and improve the success rate of the implant.
PRF can also be used after extractions or gum grafts to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications such as infection and inflammation.
PRF injections can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to enhance their effectiveness. For example, PRF injections can be used in combination with bone grafts to promote the formation of new bone tissue.

Are PRF Injections Safe?

PRF injections are considered safe and effective, as they use the patient’s own blood and do not require any additional medications or chemicals. The procedure is typically performed in office and takes only a few minutes.

PRF Injections May Prevent Disease Progression

One of the benefits of PRF injections is that they can often help reduce the need for more invasive procedures. For example, in some cases, a gum graft may be necessary to repair receding gums. However, if caught early enough, PRF injections may be able to stimulate the growth of new gum tissue and eliminate the need for a graft.

Want To Know More About PRF Injections?

Overall, PRF injections are a safe and effective way to promote healing after dental and oral surgical procedures. If you’d like to know more about this innovative approach to healing, give Gainesville Periodontics a call today.

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