Platelet-Rich Fibrin

Modern dentistry has advanced to the point that today’s procedures extend well beyond what was available just a decade ago. Many dental patients are interested in the latest natural treatment options. Dr. Deborah K. Ruprecht offers platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) that uses your body’s innate power for natural healing. If you live near Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch and Solana Beach, California, and wish to learn more about natural healing with PRF, call us at 949-472-5499 today or request an appointment online.

PRF Q&A

What is PRF?

PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin, an advanced healing therapy produced from a small amount of a patient’s blood. It is a simple process with many benefits.

The power behind PRF comes from the body’s innate capacity to heal itself with its own blood platelets and growth factors. The PRF technology provides the optimum environment for healing because these natural agents are compressed into a matrix and concentrated locally at the surgery site.

PRF is effective because the more growth factors released into a surgery site, the more stem cells can be stimulated to produce new collagen or bone tissue. PRF is rich in leukocytes and cytokines that neutralize potentially harmful organisms at the site of inflammation, infection or trauma, allowing the body to attain its greatest healing potential.

How is PRF put into practice?

Starting with a simple blood draw, the entire PRF process is complete within a few minutes. Dr. Ruprecht uses an FDA-approved centrifuge called IntraSpin®. This device has superior technology that creates high-quality blood concentrates for optimum healing benefits.

After considerable research, Dr. Ruprecht completed additional education and training to be a licensed phlebotomist; she has integrated this new healing method into her periodontal practice as a routine adjunct to surgery because the benefits are substantial.

Is PRF safe?

PRF has gained popularity as an effective and natural healing tool because it is derived entirely from the body’s own cells. This means the risk of infection or rejection is almost nonexistent.

PRF accelerates natural healing safely with any type of oral surgery, including tooth extraction, gum grafts, sinus augmentation, dental implants, and almost any treatment requiring soft tissue or bone healing.

Learn more about how platelet-rich fibrin can help you. Our periodontist and team are excited to share the many benefits of PRF and talk to you about our patients’ experiences. We look forward to hearing from you, so call us today or request an appointment online.