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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 79) Last page : ( 82)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00013.5

Piezo Electric Surgery in Periodontal Therapy

Vignesh V. K.1, Dr. Thamariselvan2

14th Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontic, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

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Online published on 9 March, 2016.


The concept of Osteotomy and osteoplasty is applied in periodontal surgery to achieve desired physiologic osseous contour as well as pocket elimination. The instruments available for osseous surgery include chisels, files, rongeurs, and rotating instruments such as carbide burs, diamond burs, and steel burs. By using this instrumentation there have not been satisfactory results. Recently, a piezoelectric unit (Mectron Piezosurgery System) was introduced to enhance periodontal surgical procedures. The micrometric cut of the scalpel allows for maximum intraoperative precision with minimal tissue damage, and the selective frequency of the scalpel minimizes the risk to adjacent soft tissues. This review enumerates the basic working principle, advantages, disadvantages of piezoelectric surgical unit and its application in various fields of dentistry especially periodontics and implant logy.


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