Introduction: Third molar impaction surgery is the mainstay of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. Impaction of tooth is a condition in which a tooth fails to erupt to the normal functional position beyond the chronological age, due to lack of space or physical barrier. The removal of impacted lower third molar may require extensive bone removal leading to post operative complications like pain, edema, trismus, dry socket, hemorrhage etc.
Aim: The primary aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of piezosurgery over conventional osteotomy on post operative sequelae of third molar impaction surgery.
Materials and methodology: Traditionally rotary instruments like burs are used for osteotomy procedures.A study was done on 120 patients and post operative sequelae were compared for conventional osteotomy and piezosurgery.
Results: The results showed lesser post operative edema,trismusetc in the piezosurgery group which were statistically significant.
Discussion: Piezosurgery has therefore become a promising alternative to traditional methods of osteotomy.
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