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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 55-61

Application of ultrasound in periodontics: Part II

1 Department of Periodontics, Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow (UP)., India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Career PG Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow (UP), India

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Vivek K Bains
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.44096

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Ultrasound offers great potential in development of a noninvasive periodontal assessment tool that would offer great yield real time information, regarding clinical features such as pocket depth, attachment level, tissue thickness, histological change, calculus, bone morphology, as well as evaluation of tooth structure for fracture cracks. In therapeutics, ultrasonic instrumentation is proven effective and efficient in treating periodontal disease. When used properly, ultrasound-based instrument is kind to the soft tissues, require less healing time, and are less tiring for the operator. Microultrasonic instruments have been developed with the aim of improving root-surface debridement. The dye/paper method of mapping ultrasound fields demonstrated cavitational activity in an ultrasonic cleaning bath. Piezosurgery resulted in more favorable osseous repair and remodeling in comparison with carbide and diamond burs. The effect of ultrasound is not limited to fracture healing, but that bone healing after osteotomy or osteodistraction could be stimulated as well.

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