Tools of the trade: Mectron Piezosurgery

1
322

Piezosurgeryby Dr Stuart Craig, Cameron & Co, Mundingburra, QLD

I use this tool for extractions, particularly when I want to conserve bone or the buccal plate. I find it particularly useful for surgical wisdom tooth extractions. The Piezosurgery is like an ultrasonic on steroids with higher vibrations and irrigation by saline solution.

What’s good about it

The Piezosurgery leaves a lot less post-operative pain than the traditional rear vented high-speed. There are no burs spinning at 500,000rpm so there’s less tissue burning. The Piezosurgery is used with a back-and-forth motion, which removes bone gently and allows for much finer work.

The tips on the Piezosugery are very fine, while the angulation of the burs and the way the handpiece is designed allows for easier access to most areas. It comes with a saline irrigation system that stops tissue from overheating. There are some presets that allow for the selection of different parts of the bone—the settings are slightly different for the mandible or the maxilla—and these presets can also be adjusted to suit each patient.

Advertisement
What’s not so good

When performing a wisdom tooth extraction, it takes longer to remove the bone, especially in a dense mandible. However, I still prefer it to a high-speed as I believe the pros outweigh the cons, particularly in regard to post-operative pain and the ability to save bone structure. It’s also a bit technique-sensitive and you need to use a pecking/sweeping motion that is very different to a high-speed.

Where did you get it

Henry Schein Halas (www.henryschein.com.au).

Bite magazine and its associated website is published by Engage Media. All material is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission. Explore how our content marketing agency can help grow your business at Engage Content or at YourBlogPosts.com.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here