Come to Esthetic Dentistry of Fairfax, where we use electrosurgery equipment for certain procedures to give you the smile you have always wanted. This equipment is more state-of-the-art than others commonly used, and helps cut away soft tissues in procedures like gum contouring. Our skilled dentist will provide this treatment, which is essentially painless, so that you do not have to worry about any discomfort.

Electrosurgery is a procedure that involves a wand-like instrument that conducts an electric current. That electric energy is then converted into heat energy to cut away soft tissues. This process happens through three main ways:

  • Dehydration of the tissue cells
  • Coagulation of the blood cells in the tissue
  • Vaporization of the blood cells to prevent bleeding during the procedure.

Many dentists and oral surgeons use this equipment for gum contouring or to remove benign or cancerous lesions in the mouth. The treatment is quick and essentially painless and is more efficient than a diode laser, which dentists more commonly use.

Patients with implanted electrical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and deep-brain stimulators, should consult their dentist before participating in this procedure. Call Dr. Vandana Sethi at 703-218-8142 to learn more about electrosurgery in Fairfax, Virginia, to see if this procedure is one you would like to receive.