Advanced Oral Surgery Wound Healing in Oxford and Lake Orion, MI
One of the most promising recent innovations in dental medicine is the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). At Seven Oaks Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we make use of PRF therapy to speed wound healing in several situations, such as after a tooth extraction, with dental implant placement, and during bone grafting procedures. PRF is safe and effective at reducing both healing time and the risk of certain complications like dry socket.
You’ve likely heard of platelets. These cell fragments play a major role in blood clotting. Platelets also release growth factors that help protect and heal wounds. Fibrin is a protein that also contributes to blood clotting, creating a “mesh” across wounds. PRF is a fibrin mesh full of concentrated platelets. When applied to oral surgical wounds, PRF works its magic to assist in healing.
Where do the platelets in PRF come from? These are not donor platelets. Instead, the platelets are your own, extracted during a simple blood draw. Since all the cells used are yours, there is an extremely minimal risk of infection or allergic reaction with PRF.
Please feel free to ask the team at Seven Oaks Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery if you have further questions about PRF or any of our treatments. You can reach us at (248) 969-9500 (Oxford) and (248) 393-1888 (Lake Orion) for inquiries and appointments.