Millions of Americans deal with dental fear or anxiety, especially when it comes to oral or jaw surgery. When anxiety or fear leads to people refusing the treatment they need, it can quickly become a bigger problem. In the quest to provide comfortable, minimally invasive treatments for dental surgery, researchers are constantly developing new technology. One of the latest is PIEZOSURGERY®.
This technique uses ultrasound waves to protect soft tissue while still cutting bone. Traditional bone-cutting methods such as burs and drills resulted in some bone loss and some tissue damage, and this risk is greatly decreased and even eliminated with this surgery.
- Better Accuracy
The risks to the surgical site are minimal. This helps protect the nerves, sinus membranes and arteries that surround the hard tissue. Piezosurgery helps to limit the risks of damage to soft tissue.
- Increased Comfort
Many experience trauma with burs and drills and the feelings associated with them. Piezosurgery helps to eliminate this fear and reduce pain, swelling and bleeding. Unlike traditional surgery, the sounds and discomforts are not present with piezosurgery.
Piezosurgery is safer than traditional surgery for implant site preparation, ridge expansion and tooth extractions. There is less chance of bleeding or infection when the ultrasound is used to cut the bone.
- Healing Time
Patients heal faster with piezosurgery and there is minimal discomfort and pain after the operation. Rather than taking a few days off work, you can often go back to your daily routine much quicker.
- Our Qualified Surgeons
When you choose Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery, you can rest assured that you are being treated by doctors that know the technology and treatments better than most. Give us a call today to learn more about our new, innovative treatment options and to schedule an appointment to improve your smile with Dr. Baker.