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1- Dr. Narpat Singh Rajput
Periodontist & Oral Implantologist.
2- Dr. Abdul Hameed
Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.
Sponsored by- MECTRON MEDICAL
What is Piezoelectric Surgery?
Piezoelectric bone surgery is a recent and innovative technology, permitting a selective cut of mineralized tissue while sparing soft tissue. Like a dental scaler, a high frequency vibration, in the range of 25–35 kHz, is transmitted to a metallic tip. However, the power of the piezosurgical instrument is three to six times higher than that of a dental scaler. The major advantages of this technology include high precision, a design that increases ease of curvilinear osteotomy, less trauma to soft tissue, preservation of neurological and vascular structures, reduced hemorrhage, minimal thermal damage to the bone, as well as overall improvement of healing. The handpiece of the instrument is equipped with a sterile irrigation system and light-emitting diode (LED) light, which improves visibility and overall safety. Piezoelectric surgery is particularly useful when performing delicate bone procedures such as periodontal or endodontic surgery. It is also indicated when performing more invasive bone surgery such as maxillectomy, mandibulectomy, and condylectomy, where preservation of neurovascular structures is important. Piezoelectric instruments are different from rotary instrumentation or oscillating saws, they require light pressure with constant motion of the tip. Training is required to master the technique.
Advantages of Piezoelectric Surgery:
- Selective Cutting of Mineralized tissue
- Significant Reduction of Trauma to Soft tissue
- Reduced hemorrhage (cavitation effect)
- Excellent visibility within the surgical field, due in part to minimal bleeding, to high luminosity LED lights and effective irrigation.
- Precise cutting (limited vibration amplitude and specific design of osteotome tips)
- Curvilinear cutting
- No Thermal Damage
- Sterile irrigation- Steam Sterilization.
Future of Piezoelectric Surgery.
The application of piezoelectric surgery is an excellent tool to handle delicate or compromised hard- and soft-tissue conditions with less risk for the patient. Minimal accidental damage to adjacent soft-tissue structures allows for a safe and gentle surgical approach, particularly to thin and fragile bony structures. The slightly longer amount of time required if the piezoelectric tool is used for cutting large or extensive bone volumes is acceptable, keeping in mind the overall advantages of precise cutting. With respect to current and future minimally invasive and innovative surgical concepts, piezoelectric surgery offers a wide range of new possibilities to perform customized osteotomies for bone reconstruction and placement of smart implants.