Piezoelectric surgery—or ultrasonic bone cutting—is a new technique used in oral and maxillofacial surgery to cut bone without damaging adjacent soft tissues. Thanks to controlled three-dimensional ultrasound microvibrations (high-frequency oscillations, modulated with a low frequency), piezoelectric bone cutting opens up a new age of oral and maxillofacial surgery and CPOMS is the first area oral and maxillofacial surgery practice to use this technology.
Dr. Meyers can use piezoelectric surgery for a number of procedures: tooth extraction, implant surgery, implant site preparation, ridge expansion or augmentation, bone grafting and sinus lifts to name a few. Because the piezoelectric scalpel provides precise bone cutting while keeping microscopic nerves and capillaries in adjacent soft tissue intact, procedures are less physically traumatic than when performed with conventional surgical methods. In contrast to conventional surgical methods piezoelectric surgery produces less vibration and noise when compared to the stronger vibration and extreme noise that occur with a surgical saw. Microvibration allows for more precise surgery and less soft tissue damage. Microvibration and reduced noise minimize a patient’s psychological stress and fear.
If your treatment requires bone surgery, then piezoelectric surgery may be a good choice for you.