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Electro Surgery in Dentistry: Report of Cases
1Professor Department of Pedodontics, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
2Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
3Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, KLE Dental College, Belgum, Karnataka
4Department of Prosthodntics, MGV Dental College and Hospital, Nasik, Maharastra, India
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2014; 1(2): 20-24 DOI: 10.4103/2321-6646.130379
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Abstract

Electrosurgery is an application of electrically generated heat energy to tissue to alter it for therapeutic purposes. Electrosurgery has been used in dentistry for many purposes such as for, gingivectomy, pulpotomy, frenectomy, operculectomy and hemostasis. This paper highlights its application and usage in dentistry. This paper covers various procedures performed under electrosurgery and scalpel for e.g., Case 1: Describes lingual frenectomy using electrosurgical method, Case 2: Operculectomy with electrosurgical method, Case 3: Soft-tissue uncovering of upper incisors with electrosurgery, Case 4: Soft-tissue uncovering using only scalpel and Case 5: Soft-tissue uncovering of unerupted molars using electrocautery method