Operculectomy Using Electrocautery-A Case Report


  • S. Sindhuja
  • Bagavad Gita




: Electrosurgery, Hemostasis, Electrocautery, Pericoronal


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. The main advantage of the electrocautery is coagulative effect
that provide bloodless area and clear view of the operative field. With any device that creates thermal energy
to cut or ablate tissue, heat may be dissipated by diffusion into adjacent tissues (conduction), or into the
circulating blood.(convection) This paper highlights its application and usage in dentistry.

Author Biographies

S. Sindhuja

Post Graduate, Department of Periodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, 
Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai

Bagavad Gita

Head of the Department,
Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai



How to Cite

S. Sindhuja, & Bagavad Gita. (2021). Operculectomy Using Electrocautery-A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 682-684. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15390