Single-tooth osteotomy using piezoelectric devices to treat an ankylosed maxillary molar

Tae Min You, Joon Hyun Kang, Kee Deog Kim, Wonse Park

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Single-tooth osteotomy is a surgical technique in which the tooth and adjacent bone with sufficient soft tissue are repositioned in a single step or moved orthodontically. It is not used in the maxillary posterior region because of poor accessibility, bleeding complications, and anatomical limitations such as the maxillary sinus. However, the development of piezoelectric surgical devices and the popularization of the sinus floor elevation procedure have simplified the approach to the posterior maxillary area. This article reports two cases of single-tooth osteotomy of ankylosed teeth that were performed safely in the posterior maxilla with the use of a piezoelectric device and a sinus membrane elevation. In addition, several merits of this approach as compared with conventional osteotomy are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e8
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant from the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (NRF-2013R1A1A1009513) for Wonse Park. The authors reported no conflicts of interest related to this study.

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© 2016 by Quintessence Publishing Co Inc.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics


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