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Platelet-Rich Fibrin in SW Calgary

Supercharge Your Healing

Platelet-Rich Fibrin in SW Calgary2024-05-22T10:34:18+00:00

Faster recovery, better outcome, less pain and bruising after surgical procedures? Yes, please!

What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)?

PRF, or Platelet Rich Fibrin in Calgary, is a cutting-edge technique that harnesses the power of your body’s natural healing abilities. It involves the extraction of a small sample of your blood, which is then processed to separate the stem cells and growth factors. These highly valuable components are concentrated in a bioactive gel-like suspension to be applied locally to surgical sites.

The original concept of regenerative medicine has been around since the 1970s; however, in recent years, PRF has garnered much attention for its ability to enhance tissue regeneration, reduce pain, and speed up recovery.

Chinook Smiles is proud to be one of a handful of dental offices in Calgary that offer this remarkable service to our patients.

Safe, minimally invasive, enhanced result

Calgary Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Treatment has widespread application in surgical dentistry, with abundant research and scientific literature supporting its benefits:

  • Significant reduction in occurrence of dry socket after tooth removal
  • Reduced pain and swelling after tooth removal
  • Improved donor and recipient site healing after gum graft surgeries
  • Preservation of bony ridge dimension after tooth removal for more predictable implant placement
  • Improved outcome when incorporated into bone grafts
  • Improved soft tissue healing in implant surgeries

References

Hoaglin DR, Lines GK. Prevention of localized osteitis in mandibular third-molar sites using platelet-rich fibrin. Int J Dent. 2013;2013:875380. Wu CL, Lee SS, Tsai CH, Lu KH, Zhao JH, Chang YC. Platelet-rich fibrin increases cell attachment, proliferation and collagen-related protein expression of human osteoblasts. Aust Dent J. 2012;57:207–212.

Jankovic S, Aleksic Z, Klokkevold P, Lekovic V, Dimitrijevic B, Kenney EB, Camargo P. Use of platelet-rich fibrin membrane following treatment of gingival recession: a randomized clinical trial. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2012;32:e41–50.

Simonpieri A, Del Corso M, Vervelle A, Jimbo R, Inchingolo F, Sammartino G, Dohan Ehrenfest DM. Current knowledge and perspectives for the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in oral and maxillofacial surgery part 2: Bone graft, implant and reconstructive surgery. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2012;13:1231–1256.

Choukroun J, Diss A, Simonpieri A, Girard MO, Schoeffler C, Dohan SL, Dohan AJ, Mouhyi J, Dohan DM. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF): a second-generation platelet concentrate. Part V: histologic evaluations of PRF effects on bone allograft maturation in sinus lift. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2006;101:299–303.

Kang YH, Jeon SH, Park JY, Chung JH, Choung YH, Choung HW, Kim ES, Choung PH. Platelet-rich fibrin is a Bioscaffold and reservoir of growth factors for tissue regeneration. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011;17:349–359.

FAQs

What can I do to make the PRF sample collection easier?2023-10-22T20:57:08+00:00

Please wear short sleeved or loose-fitting clothing so that your arm can be easily exposed. Ensuring proper hydration will also help those veins pop!

Is there anything added to the PRF sample?2023-10-22T20:56:34+00:00

PRF is strictly derived from your own blood only, with nothing added to the collection tubes.

Is the sample collection process painful?2023-10-22T20:55:57+00:00

It is the same process as getting your bloodwork done at the lab. Dr. Chloe Xu is extremely skilled at this procedure and uses a fine butterfly needle for collection to minimize any discomfort.

I have heard of PRP for sports injuries or facial rejuvenation before, is PRF the same?2023-10-22T20:55:30+00:00

These two modalities are similar in concept, but PRF stands out as a superior option. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is the first-generation predecessor. PRF utilizes an updated protocol which requires smaller samples, more precise processing, and improved regenerative capability.

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