The effect of piezoelectric use on open sinus lift perforation: a retrospective evaluation of 56 consecutively treated cases from private practices.

@article{Toscano2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of piezoelectric use on open sinus lift perforation: a retrospective evaluation of 56 consecutively treated cases from private practices.},
  author={Nicholas J. Toscano and Dan J. Holtzclaw and Paul S Rosen},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          167-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND The lateral window approach to maxillary sinus augmentation is a well-accepted treatment option in implant dentistry. The most frequent complication reported with traditional techniques has been the perforation of the Schneiderian membrane, with perforation rates ranging from 11% to 56%. The purpose of this retrospective, consecutive case series from two private practices was to report on the rate of Schneiderian membrane perforations and arterial lacerations when a piezoelectric… CONTINUE READING
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