J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 28, Number 1, 2022
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||15 December 2021|
An overview on the art of piezosurgery in the maxillofacial practice
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 June 2021
Introduction: Piezosurgery is an emerging boom in the field of maxillofacial surgery for precise, safe and effective osteotomies sparing the adjacent vital structures compared to conventional surgery. Corpus: It works on the principle of piezoelectric effect in which crystals in the piezoelectric substances get deformed on the application of an electric field. Various studies gave the evidence of improved wound healing and bone formation compared to conventional approaches. The soft tissue sparing capability with improved patient comfort and decreased blood loss gave the utmost importance for this surgical technique in the present as well as future world of surgery. Conclusion: Piezosurgery has emerging as a promising surgical modality with a wide range of clinical applications throughout the whole field of surgery.
Key words: Piezosurgery / piezoelectric effect / precise cutting / osteotomy
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