Enjoy this alternative to drilling that generates no heat, no sound, no pressure, and no vibration.
Air abrasion also reduces the need for anesthesia and If the cavity is shallow, there may be no need for anesthesia at all!
Instead of using a drill to remove tooth decay or cavities, air abrasion uses instead a tool that works like a mini sandblaster. The instrument is designed to spray a fine stream of particles, made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture, at the decay. These particles are compressed into a gas that is run through the handpiece. As the particles hit the tooth surface, they gently remove the small particles of decay on the tooth surface and the particles are suctioned away.
Yes, air abrasion is safe. As a safety precaution, protective eye wear must be worn to protect from stray particles. Also, a protective rubber dam may be used to protect your gums and nearby teeth from the spray.
Compared to the traditional drilling method of treating tooth decay, air abrasion has many advantages.
Whether you require laser gum recession surgery, implants, or any other oral care treatment, we promise to provide you with exceptional service as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Dr. Robert sees patients from all over the area including Blackshear, Waynecross, Tifton, Valdosta, Brunswick and Savannah. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the best personal care in the area.