The high-pitched whirring of a dental drill is generally associated with pain. The sound alone makes people uncomfortable.
Air abrasion, a new technique, utilizes powerful particles of aluminum oxide. These particles remove any debris or decay. This is a big step and a revolution for patients because air abrasion is painless. The other benefit is it doesn't require an anesthetic
Although air abrasion can leave a rather gritty feeling in your mouth, that’s rinsed away quickly with a small suction device.
Air abrasion is also the perfect tool for repairing the tiny cracks and imperfections on a tooth. When it comes to restoring certain teeth with crowns or bridges, air abrasion has no application. However, dentists have found it very helpful in streamlining bonding procedures and tooth restorations that utilize composite, or tooth-colored fillings.