Top 7 Advanced Surgical Technology in Oral Surgery – 2022
Thanks to surgical technologies and technological advances, oral surgery has come a long way in the past few years. Dental procedures and oral surgeries are more effective and safer than ever. See how the top seven technological advancements in oral surgery help produce optimal procedural outcomes.
The 7 Most Advanced Surgical Technology and How it Helps in Oral Surgery
Surgical technologies enable your doctor to provide the most effective treatment and highest quality care. Over the years, many technologies have come along that have changed the medical landscape by creating more effective means of treatment, improving patient comfort, and reducing the risk of surgical complications. In 2022, these seven advanced surgical technologies are the backbone of advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery:
- Stem Cells
- Endoret® (PRGF®)
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Bone Morphogenetic Protein
- Computer-Guided Implants
- PIEZOSURGERY® Same-Day Dental Implants
- 3D Imaging
#1 Stem Cells
Stem cells have special restorative properties unique among other cells, but they are notoriously few and far between. Recent advances in surgical technology have made the acquisition of stem cells easier and safer than ever before by discovering stem cells in teeth.
Stem cells regenerate and restore the cells in the skin, bones, muscles, cartilage, nerves, and other natural tissue. Stem cell technology in oral surgery is used to treat gum disease and periodontal problems. Cosmetic applications for stem cells include anti-aging treatments and skin rejuvenation. Other applications for stem cells include:
- Brain Injury
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- And many others
#2 Endoret® Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF®)
Endoret® Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF®) is a procedure that speeds up and enhances your body’s ability to heal from surgery. Growth factor cells are taken from your blood and placed directly in the surgical area to accelerate healing. Endoret® Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF®) reduces pain and inflammation while stimulating tissue regeneration and resilience against infection.
#3 Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelets are in your blood and are responsible for directing the proper types of cells needed to heal from surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) serves many functions, including accelerating the healing process after surgery. PRP enables stem cells in your body to quickly move to where they are most needed.
Until recently, PRP was only accessible in a hospital setting, but surgical technology now enables oral surgeons to perform this procedure in-office during outpatient surgery. Whereas a large amount of blood used to be necessary, doctors can now extract PRP from as little as 55cc of blood.
#4 Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) induces the formation of new cartilage and bone where a patient might otherwise need bone grafts. Using BMP, surgeons can grow new bone tissue on the jaw without grafting. Instead, the BMP soaks into the bone over time and naturally boosts healthy bone growth. BMP is widely applied for dental implant placement procedures.
#5 X-Guide™ by X-Nav Guided Implant Placement
When it comes to placing dental implants, X-Guide™ by X-Nav is a state-of-the-art and revolutionary advance for implantology, oral surgery, and restorative dentistry. X-Guide™ by X-Nav is a computer-guided dental implant system that ensures optimal dental implant accuracy, predictability, and positioning.
In tandem with CBCT 3D imaging technology, the computer-guided implant system identifies the most efficacious location for each implant. It creates a step-by-step treatment plan for surgeons to follow during the procedure. This advanced technology enables surgeons to choose the best type of implant for the optimal location in your jaw and reduce the healing time and cost of the procedure for patients.
#6 PIEZOSURGERY® Same-Day Dental Implants
PIEZOSURGERY® enables patients to get dental implants the same day as their tooth extraction. The PIEZOSURGERY® system uses ultrasonic vibration technology to extract bone from the implant placement location. The ultrasonic vibrations effectively remove bone fragments while preserving the surrounding soft and hard tissue. This advanced surgical technology reduces the timeline for a single-tooth replacement procedure down to a single appointment.
#7 The CS 9300 CBCT 3D Imaging System
Many of the aforementioned surgical technologies rely on advanced 3D imaging made possible by CBCT scanners. CBCT is the evolution of traditional CT scanners, creating fully digital and hyper-accurate 3D models of a patient’s mouth and maxillofacial structure. The digital 3D model replaces traditional oral impressions and produces a fraction of the radiation of a standard CT scan.
Surgical advances are changing how doctors and patients engage and determine the best course of treatment. There has never been a better time to restore, repair, or enhance your oral health. Thanks to technological advancements in oral surgery, recovery is shorter, and surgery results are more reliable than ever before. Call our office to schedule your consultation and discover a healthy smile that our surgical technology and expertise make possible.
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