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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

As with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks. In particular, the most common risks in oral surgery include swelling, discomfort, trismus, bleeding and alveolar osteitis (dry socket).

Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has been recently studied for its ability to enhance healing and recovery from surgery. Platelets are known to have high contents of growth factors, including platelet derived growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and transforming growth factor B1/B2, which help with cellular proliferation and angiogenesis.

PRF permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. Until recently, its use has been confined to a hospital setting only, mainly because of its cost and more complex harvesting (more blood was required or the need to access a blood bank). New technology has changed this and has made it readily available for patients in an office setting. We are proud to offer PRF at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.

How it works?

 vials with bloodPlatelet rich fibrin is a process where blood is collected in a tube and then placed in a centrifuge for 10 minutes. During this process, the platelets and leukocytes are collected with great efficiency and are activated, releasing the growth factors into the fibrin matrix. This fibrin matrix is then used as a wound dressing. Studies have shown it is able to accelerate wound healing, reduce inflammation and swelling, improve discomfort and help alveolar osteitis (dry socket).

What can PRF be used for?

 gum after the procedurePRF has many applications in oral surgery, and patients receiving the following treatment can greatly benefit from its healing properties. This is whether it is used alone or in conjunction with another product:

  • Extraction sites
  • Bone grafting (only, inlay grafts and ridge augmentation)
  • Sinus lift procedure
  • Tumors and cysts
  • Repair of fistulas or palatal defects
Contact Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.
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Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.