Electrosurgery in periodontics: a literature review. Azzi R. Alveolar Process/ physiology; Alveolectomy; Animals; Dogs; Electrosurgery*/instrumentation. USE OF ELECTROSURGERY IN PERIODONTICS • Should be limited to superficial procedures such as removal of gingival enlargements. • Gingivoplasty . H.S. Harris, Electrosurgery in dental practice () J.B. Lippincott Co 3- 2. M.J. Oringer, Electrosurgery in dentistry 2 () W. B. Saunders Co 3.

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Open in a separate window. However, they are different from the standpoints of hemostasis, healing time, cost of instruments, width of the cut, anesthetic required and disagreeable characteristics, such as smoke production, odor of burning flesh and undesirable taste. Pre-operative picture shows fracture of teeth and gingival overgrowth. There is abundant literature on electrosurgery dating back more than a century.

The waveform is chosen according to the desired periodonitcs of the tissue. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Cutting soft tissue with a scalpel is a technique used by every electrosurgeryy. Since current flow is limited to the tissue between the two electrodes in the bipolar mode, only the tissue, not major organs or a substantial portion of the patient, becomes part of the circuit.

Gingival recontoring Patient presented with fracture of right central 11lateral 12 and left lateral incisor The applications of the partially rectified waveform include the following:.

Register Lost your password? In deep resection however they found intense inflammation and loss of bone height resulting from bone necrosis.

Following is the brief description of the properties and clinical application of different waveforms. Both types of electrosurgical units achieve their intended purposes well, but monopolar electrosurgery is used more often than is bipolar electrosurgery.

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Electrosurgery in aesthetic and restorative dentistry: A literature review and case reports

Since the introduction of lasers in dentistry, use of ES has further declined. An electrosurgical unit costs only a small fraction of the price of laser unit and can be used to perform many of the soft tissue surgical procedure, being carried out with laser.


This process is referred to as the dielectric effect dielectric loss and is related to the frequency of the alternating current. A general overview Making a diagnosis in implantology Diagnostic imaging in implantology Dental implants: Wound healing following electrosurgery The histological effects of electrosurgery vary depending on the power output 9 and frequency 10 of the electrosurgery unit, the waveform selected 11 and the size and shape of the active electrode They found temperature rises of 5 to 86 o F dependent on the type of current, time of current application and the distance from the electrode 5.

Electrosurgery in periodontics: a literature review.

There are two basic types of ES, monopolar and bipolar units. It cannot be used near inflammable gasses. Nerves and vessels are more conductive than fat, bone, enamel, dentin and cementum. Excision of gingival tissue extending into fractured area of the tooth Patient presented with fracture of right 11 and left central incisor 21 with gingival overgrowth present interproximally distal to 21 [ Figure 8 ].

Gingival overgrowth is a condition that commonly develops after trauma or is associated with cervically fractured teeth. This process describes the events in electrosection and fulguration. There are two kinds of instruments, bipolar and unipolar. On an oscilloscope, this waveform is demonstrated as a full wave modulated signal.

The physics of waveforms and lateral heat production in electrosurgery Waveforms and their properties: Esthetics of anterior fixed prosthodontics.

According to Krejci et al. Path of the current The path that the current takes from the active to the dispersive electrode in the monopolar mode ij beyond the control of the operator since the current will independently find the least resistant path, which electrosurgwry not necessarily the shortest path.

The bad odor of tissue burning is present if high-volume suction is not used. Later on, with the passage of time, periodontis lot of advances have taken place in this technology. Beyond desiccation, continued application of heat causes disintegration of cellular components into oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and other elements including carbon. Gingivoplasty corrects the remaining thick and un-naturally shaped gingival tissue left after the gingivectomy procedure and exposes the hidden teeth. This heat is called as lateral heat.


A preliminary study of the histological effects of 3 different types of electrosurgical currents. Severe destruction of the periodontium following electrosurgery.

Electrosurgery in periodontics: a literature review.

Support Center Support Center. History The initial application of electricity in dentistry and medicine started with the application of spark gap generators Hyfrecators in 1 and cautery units in 2. Components of a dental implant How to put continuous sling suture? Anions and cations in cells attain to align themselves with the polarity of the current.

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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 work is properly cited. The choice of waveform selected during a surgical procedure depends on 1 the required Surgical effect, i. Electrocautery, unlike electrosurgery, employs a hot thermal knife that is used to cauterize the tissue. Petty PG, Edsall G. The first use of the electrosurgical generator in an operating room was on October 1,at Peter Bent, Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

It is a half-wave current that has a dehydrating effect on the tissue with the greatest amount of lateral heat production. A histological comparison of effects of electrosurgical resection using different electrodes. Electrosurgical units typically operate at one fixed frequency predetermined by the manufacturer for each model. Successful aesthetic and restorative dentistry can be best accomplished when healthy and stable tissues surround the teeth.