Can electrosurgery be safely used for implant exposure?

Yes. See the article in “Dentistry Today” November 2003 Volume 22, No. 11 by Dr. Bernard Guillaume. Do note that a deft technique is essential to prevent harmful heat build up in the osseo-integration since a temperature rise of only 60C will necrotize the integration and cause a failure of the implant.

Electrosurgery has the advantages in that bleeding is controlled during exposure and a degree of cicatrisation may be readily established in the tissue to preclude regrowth.