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Ylikontiola, Leena P; Sándor, George K (2017) Autotransplantation donor tooth site harvesting using piezosurgery. Ann Maxillofac Surg 2016;6: 55-57.

Autotransplantation donor tooth site harvesting using piezosurgery

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Author: Ylikontiola, Leena P1; Sándor, George K1,2
Organizations: 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2BioMediTech, Institute of Bioscience and Technology, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-03-31


Background: The harvesting of a tooth as a candidate for tooth autotransplantation requires that the delicate dental tissues around the tooth be minimally traumatized. This is especially so for the periradicular tissues of the tooth root and the follicular tissues surrounding the crown. The aim of this report is to describe the use of piezosurgery as an attempt at morbidity reduction in the harvesting of teeth for autotransplantation.

Methods: A piezosurgical handpiece and its selection of tips were easily adapted to allow the harvesting and delivery of teeth for autotransplantation purposes.

Results: Twenty premolar teeth were harvested using a piezosurgical device. The harvested teeth were subsequently successfully autotransplanted. All twenty teeth healed in a satisfactory manner without excessive mobility or ankyloses.

Conclusions: Piezosurgery avoids some of the traumatic aspects of harvesting teeth and removing bone which are associated with thermal damage from the use of conventional rotary instruments or saws. Piezosurgery can be adapted to facilitate the predictable harvesting of teeth for autotransplantation purposes.

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Series: Annals of maxillofacial surgery
ISSN: 2231-0746
ISSN-E: 2249-3816
ISSN-L: 2231-0746
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 75 - 77
DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.186137
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Funding: The authors wish to thank the EVO/VTR fund of the Oulu University Hospital for its generous financial support of this project.
Copyright information: © 2016 Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.