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PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)

If you ever find yourself in need of removing a tooth, PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) can reduce the risk of infection and help speed up your body’s natural healing process. At Holistic Smiles LA, experienced holistic dentist  Dr. Monempour regularly uses PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) to prevent infections and achieve satisfactory treatment outcomes. To make an appointment at the Los Angeles-based practice in Santa Monica, California, call the office today.

What is PRF (platelet-rich fibrin)?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a cutting-edge procedure that uses your body’s growth factors to reduce the risk of infection, shorten the healing time, reduce inflammation, and is safe because it comes from your own body. It’s also minimally invasive, presents very few risks, and boasts a proven record of success.

What conditions can benefit from PRF (platelet-rich fibrin)?

At Holistic Smiles LA, Dr. Monempour uses PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) whenever a tooth is extracted, whether or not an implant is being placed.

  • Failed bone grafts
  • Failed dental implants
  • Dry sockets after a tooth extraction
  • Gum disease

If you get dental implants, you may benefit from PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). Following the implant placement procedure, Dr. Monempour might recommend PRF if there are any voids from having a tooth extracted. 

What does PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) treatment involve?

At Holistic Smiles LA, Dr. Monempour administers PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) on-site. To do that, he draws a sample of your blood and places it in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins around and separates your blood into three components –– plasma, red blood cells, and platelet-rich fibrin.

The platelet-rich fibrin layer contains various regenerative components. Dr. Monempour extracts the PRF and carefully places it inside the extraction site. After the periodontal ligament (PDL) is removed, the socket has been cleansed with ozone and has been confirmed to be clear of any PDL infections, and foreign objects, if present. 

PRF reduces inflammation, increases circulation to the area, and reduces the risk of infection.

Is PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) safe?

Treatment with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is safe and usually well-tolerated. Since the PRF solution is derived from your blood, there’s minimal risk of infection or other complications.

Who is a candidate for PRF (platelet-rich fibrin)?

Anyone preparing to undergo a tooth extraction can benefit from PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). This is especially true if you have difficulty healing due to smoking, diabetes, or a compromised immune system.

To see if you can benefit from PRF (platelet-rich fibrin), make an appointment at Holistic Smiles LA by calling the office today. 

Holistic Smiles LA: Jason N Monempour, DDS
✆ Phone number: 310-590-8637
Address: 1821 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 646, Santa Monica, CA 90403