Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic vibrations to make incisions in the bone. These vibrations allow our surgeons to treat the patient in a much more controlled and conservative manner when compared with traditional methods. The ultrasonic energy used in this method of treatment is directed to the tip of the instrument, which is used to make precise incisions as narrow as 0.3mm.
One of the unique and extremely useful features of this system is that although piezosurgery cuts bone, it will not harm the soft tissue surrounding the surgical site. This means that the piezosurgery can be used to do delicate work around the sinuses and nerves of the maxillofacial region while avoiding unnecessary damage. Overall, this tool allows some of our treatments to be completed in a safer manner while simultaneously giving our surgeons more control over the procedure outcomes. Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has found this technology to be very useful for our patients in numerous surgical procedures, and it has brought about lasting results.
If you would like to know more about our piezosurgery in Ashburn and Leesburg, Virginia, we invite you to contact our practice and set up a consultation with Dr. Andrew Bluhm, Dr. Steve Dorsch or Dr. Gene Vandervort. Our oral surgeons and team will be happy to discuss this technology with you.