The application of electrosurgery in the field of dentistry will depend directly on the dentist’s skills, his knowledge on the new concepts of the technique and on the structure and quality of the tissues. Electrosurgery allows the dentist to perform clinical procedures in the oral cavity, cutting or removing tissues with fast bleeding control. It is an excellent procedure for soft tissues removal during the impression making in clinical restorative dentistry. The most important advantages of electrosurgery are that this procedure is fast and secure with a field free of hemorrhage and with an easy access to hard to reach zones. Dr Antonious believes that electrosurgery has to be seen only as an auxiliary technique, not as a method that will solve all the problems in soft tissue management during restorative dentistry
There are basically two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are much stronger than air-driven due to the fact that a motor is spinning the bur as opposed to air. This allows the doctor to remove decay more efficiently. This reduces the time it takes to complete a procedure.