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Piezosurgery on Impacted Teeth
September 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Prof. Dott. Angelo Cardarelli
The avulsion of the included or semi-included dental elements is one of the most frequently used clinical procedures performed by the oral surgeon. This practice can be relatively simple or extremely arduous in relation to many variables related to the element that have to be extracted such as the localization, anatomy of the dental crown and roots, depth and type of inclusion etc. If some dental avulsion can be considered a routine dental surgery, the extraction of dental elements included requires considerable technical preparation, accurate knowledge of all noble anatomical structures and a matured surgical experience. It is essential to perform a correct treatment planning that allows, on the one hand, to minimize the risk of post complications surgical (pain, edema, trismus, alveolitis…) and, on the other, to be able to manage those complications in a correct way, always with the lowest biological cost for the patient. In the latest years, Oral surgery has strongly suffered of the technological innovations introduced in this field. In particular, the use of ultrasound applied to surgery has changed some of the most frequent clinical procedures, such as the extraction of third parties molars included, thus spreading an innovative concept in all dentistry: piezoelectric surgery or piezosurgery. Unlike implantology, it is a branch now widespread among dentists, extractive surgery still represents a “taboo” for many colleagues, who while practicing surgery daily implant, prefer to leave the avulsions often to maxillofacial surgeons or oral surgeons, considering it a intervention of greater complexity and often a source of anxiety and stress for the operator. So taking care of about 10 years of simple and complex extractive surgery I had the need to elaborate a lecture in which they are described in a simple and linear way the surgical techniques for the avulsion of the dental elements included, to provide a repeatable and predictable approach and method in order to reduce their invasiveness and traumaticity procedures