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Platelet-Rich Fibrin in the Treatment of Periodontal Bone Defects

Aravindhan T Ranganathan

Citation Information : Ranganathan AT. Platelet-Rich Fibrin in the Treatment of Periodontal Bone Defects. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (3):372-375.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1546

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



Periodontitis is characterized by the formation of true pockets, bone loss and attachment loss. Various techniques have been attempted in the past to truly regenerate the lost periodontal structures, albeit with variable outcome. In this evolution, the technique being tried out widely is the use of platelet rich concentrates, namely platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).

Case description

In this report, we present a case of surgical treatment of osseous bone defects namely two walled crater and dehiscence treated in posterior teeth with autologously prepared platelet rich fibrin mixed with hydroxy apatite bone graft and PRF in the form of a membrane.


Our results showed clinical improvements in all the clinical parameters postoperatively namely the pocket depth reduction and gain in attachment level and hence, PRF can be used alone or in combination with the bone graft to yield successful clinical results in treating periodontal osseous defects.

Clinical significance

Platelet-rich fibrin is an effective alternative to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in reconstructing bone defects.

How to cite this article

Ranganathan AT, Chandran CR. Platelet-Rich Fibrin in the Treatment of Periodontal Bone Defects. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(3):372-375.

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