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Accelerate Healing with Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Therapy: Faster Recovery in Dental Procedures


We are excited to announce the addition of Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy to our range of services at Okanagan Dentistry.  Drs. Burlacu, Wiens, and Bose-Roberts are now using PRF therapy during various dental procedures to accelerate wound healing and enhanced recovery for our valued patients.

What is PRF, and How Does it Work?

PRF, or Platelet-Rich Fibrin, represents a cutting-edge surgical additive designed to expedite the healing process by orchestrating inflammation regulation and fostering tissue regeneration. This innovative therapy harnesses the body's own resources, derived directly from the patient's blood, to promote optimal healing outcomes. Unlike traditional treatments, PRF boasts a minimal invasiveness and a remarkable safety profile, offering a host of advantages for various dental procedures.

The Science Behind PRF: Harnessing the Power of Your Blood

The technique underlying PRF therapy is very simple yet profoundly effective. Using a patient's own blood, collected via a routine blood draw, PRF is prepared by subjecting the blood sample to a gentle centrifugation process. Through this centrifugation, the blood components naturally stratify, yielding a concentrated, fibrin-rich matrix teeming with platelets, growth factors, and cytokines – the very building blocks essential for tissue repair and regeneration. Remarkably, no added chemicals or additives are introduced throughout this process, ensuring a pure and compatible therapeutic agent tailored to each individual.

Benefits of PRF Therapy: Reducing Pain, Swelling, and Recovery Time

The transformative potential of PRF therapy lies in its ability to optimize the healing process, thereby mitigating discomfort, swelling, and downtime associated with conventional dental procedures. By deploying PRF as an adjunctive therapy, our patients can expect:

  1. Reduced Pain and Discomfort: 
  2. Minimized Swelling
  3. Accelerated Recovery

Applications of PRF in Dental Surgery: 

PRF therapy represents a versatile tool for the procedues we offer at Okanagan Dentistry. Whether utilized in conjunction with dental extractions, alveolar ridge preservation, third molar surgery, sinus lifts, dental implants, or gum surgery, PRF  optimizes treatment outcomes. Because it is coming from your own body, there are very few reasons why we cannot perform this procedure to help you with increased comfort and faster healing.

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