Petaluma residents discover an oral dental surgeon who offers PRF for enhanced healing
The time may come that you need an oral dental surgeon. Located in Petaluma, Dr. Jurina Smida is a holistic dentist. She has been trained and is experienced at treating dental issues with healing methods as well as cutting-edge technologies.
PRP or platelet rich plasma has been used in medicine for years for healing, growth, and regeneration. The benefits extend to dentistry as well, using platelet rich fibrin, or PRF, to promote healing following surgical procedures.
What is PRF?
Fibrin is a type of protein in blood. Platelets circulate in the blood and are growth factors. Used in dentistry, PRF can be placed on a surgical site following the procedure to help speed healing and stimulate hard and soft tissue regrowth. Because it is derived from the patient’s own blood, there are no negative reactions, the materials are biocompatible, and no synthetic products are needed.
To make PRF, a small amount of blood is drawn prior to your dental procedure. The tube of blood is placed in a centrifuge to spin. As the blood spins, the platelets form into membranes containing leukocytes which help with healing and blood vessel growth factors. The fibrin is then shaped into plugs to fit into the surgical site and into membranes to cover the site.
Advantages of PRF
Benefits of PRF include:
- Faster healing following oral surgery
- Helps clear toxins from infected areas by increasing blood flow
- Helps damaged bones and gums regenerate
- Completely natural and compatible with the patient
Dr. Jurina Smida is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). As a holistic dentist, she provides high quality dental services that maintain the patient’s health. A healthy smile reflects your overall wellbeing. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smida, call (707) 781-8550.