Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

For many patients, surgical treatments can be difficult to commit to. Uncertainty of healing after a surgical treatment is a large contributing factor. Stories of difficult healing/recovery after teeth extractions and gum grafts are not hard to come across. Fortunately, our patients benefit from advanced healing applications we have been using for over ten years. The P.R.P. (platelet-rich plasma) and P.R.F. (platelet-rich fibrin)  applications are proven to aid your recovery process and drastically shorten your recovery time. 

What Is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is collected from plasma that is taken from a blood draw. Plasma contains three main solid components: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets are crucial to forming blood clots but also contain special proteins known as growth factors, which help our bodies to heal. PRP contains high concentrated amounts of platelets and plasma. For example, a normal blood specimen contains only 6% platelets, while platelet-rich plasma contains 94% platelets and 5 to 10 times the concentration of growth factors found in normal blood.    

What is PRF?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is collected from plasma that is taken from a blood draw. Plasma contains three main solid components: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets are crucial to forming blood clots but also contain special proteins known as growth factors, which help our bodies to heal. PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of platelets and plasma. For example, a normal blood specimen contains only 6% platelets, while platelet-rich plasma contains 94% platelets and 5 to 10 times the concentration of growth factors found in normal blood.    

How Does the Treatment Work?

  • When soft tissue is injured, your body's first response is to deliver platelet cells to the injured site. Platelets are packed with healing and growth factors that initiate tissue repair and attract other healing cells.
  • The PRP/PRF treatment process increases your body's natural healing factors by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to an injured site. 
  • PRP/PRP treatment is proven to drastically improve your body's soft tissue healing and recovery time. Application is noninvasive and can be combined with many surgical treatments.

Treatment Process

The treatment begins with a simple patient blood draw. The test tubes with collected blood samples are processed in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from your plasma. 

After being processed, your blood separates into three layers. The desired Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) layer is carefully extracted and is combined with bone graft material or alloderm tissue for surgical application.

After being processed, your blood separates into two layers. The desired Platelet Rich Fibrin (blood clot) is carefully extracted and processed. The PRF membrane can be used for many different surgical applications.


To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma and its use in dentistry, contact Fear Free Dental in Portland, Oregon. Call Dentist Portland, OR at (503) 291-0000 or visit 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101 Portland, Oregon, 97225 to schedule an appointment.

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4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225

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THU 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

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Phone: (503) 291-0000