Radiosurgery in dentistry: a review
The aim of the present study was to analyse the clinical potential of radiosurgery applied to modern dentistry through a revision of the indexed literature.
Radiosurgery represents a recent form of electrosurgery working at a frequency of 3.0-4.0 MHz. The depth of penetration of the waves is inversely proportional to the frequency. Radiowaves working at high frequency express a lower penetration with a consequent lower tissue alteration. The authors analyzed the literature in order to give to the scientific community an overview of the possible applications of radiosurgery in the clinical dental practice and their effectiveness. Radiosurgery can be used in prosthodontics, in periodontal and implant surgery, in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndromes (OSAS) and in endodontics.
Our analysis shows that although there are few articles in indixed literature on the applications of radiosurgery in dentistry, thanks to the benefits that derive from it, radiosurgery will spread more in the daily clinical practice of the dentists