Third molar removal: conventional or piezoelectric device for osteotomy?

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Fifteen studies (5 RCTs) were included in this review of piezoelectric surgery for third molar removal. The findings suggest better outcomes with piezoelectric surgery however the limited quality of the available evidence means that the findings should be viewed with caution.

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Third molar removal – does piezoelectric surgery improve outcomes?

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This review of piezoelectric surgery for third molar removal included 9 studies, 6 of which were RCTs. The findings suggest that outcomes were better for piezoelectric surgery but these findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Available evidence is insufficient to show if sinus lift techniques or short implants are more effective in reducing failures of dental prostheses

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The amount of bone available in the upper jaw following the loss of teeth is reduced to alveolar bone loss and the presence of the maxillary sinus. Sinus lift procedures increase bone volume by augmenting the sinus cavity with autogenous bone or commercially available biomaterials, or both. This review is an update of the 2010 [read the full story…]