What Is Air Abrasion?
When most people think of the dentist, they imagine the sound of a drill. However patients who feel some level of dental anxiety at the thought of a traditional drill may be pleasantly surprised to discover that air abrasion is an alternative to drills and is available for many dental procedures here in our office.
How Does It Work?
Air abrasion is a new method for removing tooth decay which uses tiny particles of aluminum oxide or silica. Imagine a miniature sandblaster gently wearing away the decayed material without the friction of a drill. Your dentist uses compressed air to spray a stream of the sand-like particles at the site of the affected tooth while an assistant generally suctions away the excess. Because air abrasion, or microabrasion, is most commonly used to prepare a tooth for a tooth filling, it is also often referred to as kinetic cavity preparation.
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