Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Evaluation of Effectiveness Of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) For Ridge Preservation After Atraumatic Extraction – A Case Series

Shilpa B.S., Priyanka Jaiswal, Pooja Suryavanshi, Vikas V. Pakhare


Aim and objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) for ridge preservation after atraumatic extraction. Method: 7 patients with a non- restorable tooth requiring extraction were included in this study. After atraumatic extraction, the sockets were filled with PRF as the sole grafting material. At the time of extraction and 3 months later bucco-lingual and vertical socket dimensions were measured clinically and radiographically respectively. Results: The mean bucco-lingual measurement of socket at baseline was 10.0±1.6mm and 3 months after ridge preservation was 9.4±1.6mm showing minimal changes. The radiographic vertical bone level at baseline was 14.1±1.0 mm and 3 months post-operatively was 12.7±0.8 mm showing minimal changes in apico-coronal dimension. Conclusion: The ridge preservation using PRF as the sole grafting material after atraumatic extraction was found to be an effective procedure.

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