Versatility of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) as a Healing Aid in Routine Oral Surgical Procedures

Vatsal Ramwala
2016 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
Objective: To study the use of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) as a healing aid in different routine oral surgical procedures. Methods: 5 cases of each type of routine oral surgical procedures like intra alveolar molar extraction, trans alveolar extraction of root stump, surgical extraction of 3 rd molar, small cyst enucleation and preprosthetic alveoplasty were selected. PRF was put in all the cases and healing and pain were observed. We mainly focused on soft tissue healing as it indirectly
more » ... good environment for hard tissue formation. Results: Very good healing progress from 1 st to 3 rd to 7 th postop day was observed in almost all types of cases. Pain also gradually reduced or disappeared on 7 th postop day. Conclusion: PRF is autologous material with very good biological healing properties for routine oral surgical procedures. Practice Implications: PRF is derived from patient's own blood with techno friendly method of centrifugation of blood. It is a cost effective procedure with one time investment of centrifuge machine only which is not so costly too. Being an autologous material there are no chances of immune rejection and it resorbs nicely and at good rate accelerating the healing process. Its use should be promoted rather than using costly synthetic substances.
doi:10.9790/0853-150758793 fatcat:rzjoacruuzcmlaxqbnle7m3fcy