What Is Air Abrasion Dentistry?
We have yet to treat a patient who enjoys having their teeth drilled. Luckily, with air abrasion treatment, our doctors can leave the drill behind on certain procedures! The tool functions like a mini sandblaster. It sprays out a fine stream of particles made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture. Our doctors aims the stream at stained or decayed portions of your teeth and effectively sandblasts the decay or stain away. The particles are then suctioned out of your mouth with a thin tube.
Is Air Abrasion Dentistry Safe?
Yes, the treatment is completely safe. We will provide you with a rubber dam or other form of isolation and protective eye wear during your appointment. The rubber dental dam protects the teeth and gums we’re not treating. Air abrasion therapy has been around for many years. One of the reasons that you might not have heard about it is because of the cost of the technology. Most dental practices don’t offer air abrasion because they’re unwilling to make the investment.
When Would Our Providers Recommend Air Abrasion?
When Would Our Rroviders Recommend Air Abrasion? They would use Air Abrasion for several reasons:
- Prepping a cavity for a dental filling when the cavity is not large
- Prepping a tooth for bonding or a sealant to provide a more predictable and long lasting solution
- Removing tooth decay when isolated
- Removing old composites
- Removing stains
Contact Us To Find Out If Air Abrasion Is Right For You
There are many advantages to this treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and you will not feel any sound, pressure, or vibration. Our providers can also treat multiple sites in your mouth in one visit. It also reduces the risk of chipping or fractures that can be caused by a drill.
For these reasons as well as patients’ fear of drills, Air Abrasion may be a great option for you. If this sounds interesting and you’d like to learn more about our Air Abrasion technology, give us a call at (512) 869-5997 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.
Your comfort is our highest goal, which is why we offer this great alternative to dental drills.