Extraction of impacted third molars – use of piezoelectric surgery for osteotomy: A literature review
Badenoch-Jones, E. & Brierly, G.I. (2015) Extraction of impacted third molars – use of piezoelectric surgery for osteotomy: A literature review. In 22nd International Conference on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ICOMS 2015), 27-30 October 2015, Melbourne, Vic.
- Piezosurgery (ultrasonic bone surgery) has been proposed as an alternative to conventional rotary techniques for impacted mandibular third molar surgery. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature available on the topic of piezoelectric surgery for osteotomy required for impacted third molar surgery.
- We conducted a systematic search of PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science electronic databases. We analysed the available literature that compares piezoelectric surgery with conventional rotary techniques for osteotomy required for impacted mandibular third molar surgery. Outcome variables analysed include post-operative discomfort, pain, swelling and trismus, amount of post-operative analgesia required, surgery time and periodontal healing.
- 14 articles were included in the study and the articles were analysed.
- Piezoelectric surgery is a viable alternative to conventional rotary techniques for osteotomy required for removal of impacted third molars. A number of studies demonstrate that it reduces post-operative swelling, trismus and pain when compared with conventional rotary techniques, with the trade off that time for surgery is increased. It is especially useful in the critical steps of the procedure where respect for soft tissue and nerves is paramount.
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