In traditional bone surgery, it is not uncommon for bits of tissue and bone to be removed as the dentist uses drills, burrs, and other tools. Today, however, there is a new kind of bone surgery available called Piezosurgery. This oral surgery is more precise than traditional surgery, resulting in little to no loss of bone or tissue. The reason for this is because Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic vibrations to cut through bone, instead of relying on traditional drilling methods. The ultrasonic vibrations are produced by a special machine that has been developed for the purpose.
The specialty of Piezosurgery lies in the use of microvibrations. These microvibrations have the ability to cut through bone with an accuracy that is not available in traditional oral surgery methods. The dental surgeon has more control over the surgical process and can adjust the microvibrations as needed. Because these vibrations are so precise, there is little risk of bone and tissue loss as the dentist works around the tooth and the bone.
Piezosurgery is considered much safer for you, as the patient, and for our dentists since it does not harm any soft tissue, keeping blood vessels, nerves, and other vital systems from becoming damaged. This is vital since dental implant surgeries and other surgical procedures are often performed in proximity of these soft tissue systems. This surgical method also provides the dentist with more visibility than other traditional surgical methods; during the surgical procedure, bleeding is kept to a minimum.
With the emergence of Piezosurgery, our dentists are able to perform a number of dental procedures, such as dental implants, lengthening crowns, tooth extractions, sinus lifts, and periodontal therapies. Thanks to the ultrasonic technology, new oral surgery, periodontics, and implantology procedures can now be executed by dentists across the country. This makes implants more successful since now our dentists can prepare the site, making changes to the jawbone that will accommodate the tooth implant without removing any of the bone.
Less pain and discomfort
One of the biggest advantages of using Piezosurgery is that it has been proven to cause less pain and discomfort to patients. There is less stress on the tissue and bone during this oral surgery which means that you experience less swelling and pain. This results in a quicker recovery from dental surgery so that you can eat regular foods and resume your normal lifestyle.