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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Specialist

Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery located in Oakland, CA & Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is an advanced approach to sinus surgery. It uses your own specially processed blood to encourage fast recovery and minimal recovery time. At Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Oakland and the Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco, California, the expert surgeons perform procedures like sinus lift to restore lost bone. With a combination of PRF and hydraulic pressure, the team led by Brandon Kang, DDS, and Matt Chroust, DDS, MD, can help you get optimal results from your sinus surgery. Book your appointment online or by calling the office now.

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Q&A

What is PRF?

PRF is derived from your blood. By isolating your blood’s strongest healing cells and treating them in a specialized way, you get a powerful solution that plays a crucial role in minimally invasive sinus surgery. 

The PRF acts as a support for a bone graft, creating the ideal environment for its integration while boosting new bone cell growth and blood supply to your graft. 

Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center is dedicated to optimal patient outcomes and minimal downtime, making PRF an important part of minimally invasive sinus surgery. 

What is the difference between PRF and PRP?

PRF is similar to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) but more effective. With both PRP and PRF, a centrifuge spins your blood sample into layers. With PRP, the centrifuge speed is higher. This moves the plasma and platelets to the top, and that product is then used in treatment. 

With PRF, the centrifuge spins at a lower speed, preventing the same sharp layering and avoiding cellular trauma. Some of your white blood cells and stem cells stay in the platelets this way, and that means a much higher overall platelet volume as well as more efficient healing. 

In PRP, collected blood is treated with an anticoagulant. With PRF, however, your doctor doesn't add anticoagulants. This lack of anticoagulant allows your blood's fibrinogen to convert into fibrin during the initial stages of clot formation. 

Allowing this early clotting to occur helps you to grow a fibrin matrix. The fibrin matrix works in two ways: It activates your blood platelets and allows for gradual growth factor release for maximized steady healing.

When do I need minimally invasive sinus surgery with PRF?

The Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center team may recommend minimally invasive surgery like a sinus lift for many different reasons, including: 

  • Building bone to support dental implants
  • Reducing the size of your sinus cavity
  • Correcting misalignment connected to bone loss
  • Restoring bone loss after periodontal disease
  • Repairing damaged bone after traumatic injury
  • Repairing developmental deformities
  • Repairing sinus deficiencies
  • Removing infected bone (osteomyelitis)

If your sinus bones are damaged, deformed, or worn down, minimally invasive sinus surgery using PRF and hydraulic pressure to lift the sinuses is often the ideal solution. 

Arrange your appointment at Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center by calling the office now, or schedule your consultation with online booking anytime.