Ultrasonic Tech for Periodontal Procedures in Lake Jackson
A relatively common condition, gum disease progresses in stages from gingivitis to periodontitis, where your gums may be severely damaged by bacteria. If this is the case, Dr. Tredinick may use an advanced periodontal technique called piezosurgery to help repair the bone structure or to perform other treatments related to gum disease.
What Is Piezosurgery?
Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic vibrations at low frequencies to aid in the cutting of bone structure, tooth extraction and other surgical procedures.
With the piezosurgery equipment, the ultrasonic vibrations cause the tip of the piezosurgery device to vibrate at a frequency that can cut through dense bone. This allows the doctor to cut jaw bone without damaging the soft tissue surrounding it and to perform precise actions in small areas such as the surface or base of the tooth.
How Is Piezosurgery Used?
Piezosurgery allows Dr. Tredinick to accurately remove dense tissue or bone with minimal risk of complications or injury to your mouth.
By adjusting the ultrasonic frequency of the piezosurgery equipment, our team can use it in many dental procedures including root canals, tooth extractions, and orthodontic procedures.
We may also use it in periodontal procedures including:
- removal of tartar (calculus) deposits and stains from teeth
- root planing
- crown lengthening
- bone grafting
The Benefits of Piezosurgery
Piezosurgery equipment allows us to prepare dental implant sites properly and to easily remove bone for grafting procedures with minimal trauma to soft gum tissue.
Because the incision from piezosurgery is less invasive, there is less damage, allowing you to recover faster.
This procedure also requires less hand pressure from the periodontist, enabling a safer cut. It’s also a cleaner procedure, allowing the doctor to see the working area much better, which aids in accuracy, minimizes damage, and aids in healing.