During surgical procedures to augment or remove bone from the jaws, traditionally burs and saws were used. However Piezosurgery is a way of cutting bone using ultrasonic waves rather than drills or saws. One of the greatest benefits of using this method of cutting is that the soft tissues and nerves are not cut by the machine, only bone. This makes it especially valuable when removing bone close to nerves or performing sinus augmentation procedures.

The special ultrasonic micro vibrations of the technique cuts bone and nothing else. No soft tissue is damaged at all which reduces the discomfort from the treatment to the patient, and at the same time not only reduces the healing time, but also post operative pain and swelling.