What is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are also known as white blood cells. They are part of the immune system and are responsible for helping heal or bodies. Platelets are also blood cells, creating blood clots. They are also key cells for producing growth factors.
L-PRF clots are first created by taking a small blood sample from you. The blood sample tubes are spun according to a specific process. This creates a matrix or blood clot. The matrix is then removed from the tube and placed in a device designed to compress the matrix to a desired thickness.
L-PRF is a procedure that results in faster healing after oral surgery and other invasive dental procedures. It is a three-dimensional, autogenous combination of Platelet Rich Fibrin derived from the patient’s own blood.
L-PRF can be applied to oral surgery procedures that require wound healing. In addition, L-PRF can also be used in combination with bone grafts to improve their handling properties and to promote their integration.