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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-7

Piezosurgery: A boon for modern periodontics


1 Department of Periodontology, PSM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Akikavu, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Periodontology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Medak, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Medak, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Kranti K. R Ealla
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Medak, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.200709

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Dentistry has undergone significant advancement and has seen several changing concepts over a decade. One such novel innovation is piezosurgery. Piezoelectric bone surgery or otherwise known as piezosurgery is a novel technique invented by Professor Vercellotti in 1988 to overcome the limitations of traditional instrumentation in oral bone surgery by modifying and improving conventional ultrasound technology. It is a promising, meticulous, and soft tissue sparing system for bone cutting based on low frequency ultrasonic microvibrations. The absence of macrovibration makes the instrument more manageable and allows greater intraoperative control with a significant increase in cutting safety in the more difficult anatomical cutting zone. The present review compares piezosurgery with the traditional tools and emphasizes on its mechanism of action, instruments, biologic effects, advantages, and limitations, as well as its various applications in the field of dentistry.


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