While all patients are concerned about pain after tooth removal, our patients are reporting less pain after extractions with a new procedure!
What is it? Leukocyte and platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF) is a collection of the important cells involved in your body’s natural healing process. During the normal healing process after a tooth is extracted, your immune system sends important cells and growth factors to the site. These include white blood cells and platelets. During the normal healing process, these cells are recruited but bring along inflammation, swelling, and pain- usually in the first three days after the surgery. By utilizing L-PRF, we are depositing these important cells and growth factors into the site immediately, which helps avoid much of the swelling, inflammation, and pain that would otherwise occur- especially during the first three days of healing. Studies show that the growth factors released by L-PRF also promote osteogenesis, or bone formation, which can be useful for future tooth replacement if an implant is indicated and desired.