Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Mini Review Volume 6 Issue 3

A Short Review on Electrosurgery in Dentistry

Krishna Madhu Kumaran Pillai Sreekaladevi1*, Hridya Jayaprakash2, Divya Sudhakar3, Aishwarya Dham4, Radhika Srikhakollu5 and Shalini Panchacharam6

11Ex-Postgraduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sulliya, India
2Periodontist, Clove Dental, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3General Dentist, Masthan Dental Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4Periodontist, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
5General Dentist, Rhode Island, USA
6General Dentist, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Krishna Madhu Kumaran Pillai Sreekaladevi, Ex-Postgraduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sulliya, India.

Received: January 21, 2022; Published: February 10, 2022


In electrosurgery, electric current is precisely applied to the soft tissues by electrodes to obtain cutting of tissues. The electric current generated in electrosurgery is also used for incision, excision, hemostasis and coagulation of tissues. The mode of the use of this electric current could be changed for cutting or coagulating soft tissues. This article briefly explains the literature review of ES and its clinical application in dentistry.

Keywords: Electrosurgery; Excision; Coagulation


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Citation: Krishna Madhu Kumaran Pillai Sreekaladevi., et al. “A Short Review on Electrosurgery in Dentistry”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.3 (2022): 17-19.


Copyright: © 2022 Krishna Madhu Kumaran Pillai Sreekaladevi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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