What is Advantages or Benefits of the Cautery Machine 1.) The electrodes used in electrosurgery are easy to bend or use which help to lubricate the soft tissues. 2.) Electrodes can be cut at its edge and end which helps to cut soft tissues deeply. 3.) It has much faster cutting speed than other methods like diode laser. What is Drawbacks or Disadvantages of the Cautery Machine 1.) The smell of burning flesh using electrosurgery is greater than with diode laser technology. 2.) The taste of burnt meat during surgery remains in the mouth for a long time. 3.) It is necessary for the patients to be anesthetized for the surgery.