Piezo Electric Technology
Piezoelectric technology has become the treatment of choice for delicate surgical bone grafting procedures. Dr. Pechak is using this innovative technology in lieu of the “drill” to make extremely precise and very gentle, minimally invasive incisions into bone. The Piezotome® essentially vibrates at a high frequency which does not effect or damage the soft tissue, leaving the delicate gum tissue and surrounding nerves unharmed while using sterile saline to cool the area and remodel the bone. This technology is the safest means in which to remove a tooth, hidden or damaged root tips from a previous extraction done elsewhere, to prepare bone grafts and sites for dental implants. Since it will not injure soft tissues such as gum and nerves, it is a wonderful minimally invasive option to tooth removal.
Dr. Pechak utilizes advanced technology to make your dental surgery more effective and comfortable for you.
What is Piezosurgery?
The piezosurgery system uses ultrasound waves to cut bone without damaging soft tissue. Whereas traditional methods of bone-cutting, such as drills and burs, result in some tissue and bone loss regardless of the dentist’s precision, piezosurgery technology eliminates this risk. This means Dr. Pechak is able to perform procedures such as tooth extractions, crown lengthening, ridge expansion, periodontal therapy, and implant site preparation with increased accuracy and minimal discomfort.
Benefits of Piezosurgery
- Accuracy - Hard tissue is surrounded by soft tissue including arteries, nerves, and sinus membranes. In traditional surgery, there is great risk of damaging this precious tissue, but with piezosurgery, the system is so accurate and specific to the surgery site that this risk is eliminated.
- Comfort - If you fear the trauma associated with drills and burs, piezosurgery eliminates this problem as well. The procedures completed with piezosurgery technology result in minimal bleeding and swelling, and reduced pain.
- Healing Time - Healing time is accelerated when piezosurgery technology is used. Not only will you heal faster than with traditional surgery, but you will experience minimal post‑operative pain or discomfort.
- Safety - Piezosurgery techniques are extremely safe.