Dental Air Abrasion Technique - Remove Decay Without the Drill
It's fair to say that not many individuals enjoy going to the dentist, and far more enjoy the use of a dental drill even less. Thankfully, other options for tooth decay removal exist in the form of a method called the air abrasion technique. Safe, painless, heatless, and anesthetic-free, the air abrasion technique is quickly becoming a preferred method of tooth decay removal by many patients.
How Does the Air Abrasion Technique Work?
If tooth decay is somewhat minimal, the air abrasion technique may be utilized in lieu of dental drills. A fine powder is blown through what might be considered the equivalent of a miniature sandblaster. The powder, comprised of materials that serve to break down and eliminate tooth decay, essentially removes the decay as it strikes the tooth.
It is very rare for many not to experience some small of amount of tooth decay, and it is always important to have it treated, lest it become worse and lead to greater problems. So long as the decay is not severe and invasive, the air abrasion technique can be used effectively. However, if there is too much too decay, more traditional methods must be used, so it is important to try and keep decay under control so that you can avoid anesthetic shots and drilling.
The air abrasion technique is deemed safe, and holds several advantages over traditional drilling, including the fact that it is almost painless simple, quick, and produces no heat or uncomfortable vibration. Additionally, no anesthetic is required, more healthy tissue is left behind, and additional pain or damage that can sometimes be caused by traditional drilling is avoided.