Piezosurgery is a procedure that involves cutting bone tissue with piezoelectric vibrations instead of with traditional dental tools. There are a variety of benefits to using this technology to cut through hard oral tissue, including precision and minimal damage to surrounding soft tissues. If you need jaw surgery, here are five procedures that can be done safely with PIEZOSURGERY® :
- Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is often performed before dental implant placement and is designed to elevate the maxillary sinus membrane so the implant post doesn’t puncture it. Performing piezosurgery instead of traditional surgery for sinus lift lowers the risk of perforating the Schneider membrane, which is a common complication associated with the traditional sinus lift technique.
- Tooth Extraction
If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth that requires extraction, piezosurgery is a good option. Using ultrasonic waves to remove the tooth minimizes soft tissue damage and improves the body’s ability to heal itself.
- Bone Graft
A bone graft involves building up the bone (commonly in the jaw) and may be required before you can receive a dental implant. An ultrasound unit makes it easier for an oral surgeon in Dana Point, CA, to prepare the site for grafting and ensure a high degree of accuracy when placing or harvesting a graft.
Ultrasound technology is very useful when performing a cystectomy (removing a cyst from the sinus or oral cavities). Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, piezosurgery can be used to perform a cystectomy without cutting into any soft tissues.
- Bone Splitting
If you need dental implant placement but your alveolar ridge has insufficient width to support an implant, your oral surgeon in Dana Point, CA, may recommend a bone-splitting procedure. When performed with ultrasound technology, there is a decreased risk of the bone breaking during the procedure.
Peizosurgery is a safe and minimally damaging alternative to traditional jaw surgery. To schedule your consultation with Drs. Tim Betita or Eric Baker, call Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery during regular business hours.