Operculectomy Using Electrocautery-A Case Report
Keywords:: 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.
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