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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 165-168

Piezosurgical osteotomy for harvesting intraoral block bone graft

Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Mahalingam Lakshmiganthan
Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.100260

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The use of ultrasonic vibrations for the cutting of bone was first introduced two decades ago. Piezoelectric surgery is a minimally invasive technique that lessens the risk of damage to surrounding soft tissues and important structures such as nerves, vessels, and mucosa. It also reduces damage to osteocytes and permits good survival of bony cells during harvesting of bone. Grafting with intraoral bone blocks is a good way to reconstruct severe horizontal and vertical bone resorption in future implants sites. The piezosurgery system creates an effective osteotomy with minimal or no trauma to soft tissue in contrast to conventional surgical burs or saws and minimizes a patient's psychological stress and fear during osteotomy under local anesthesia. The purpose of this article is to describe the harvesting of intraoral bone blocks using the piezoelectric surgery device.

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