abrasion can help Dr. Davis provide better care while providing you
a better comfort during your visit.
The facts about Air Abrasion:
How Safe is Air Abrasion?
Very. Approved by both the Food and Drug
Administration and the American Dental Association, air
abrasion is so safe it can even be used on small children and
Will I Need An Anesthetic During
In the majority of cases, no anesthetic
injection is necessary. Most patients remain comfortable
throughout the procedure with no numbness afterward.
However, if you are one of the rare people who are uneasy,
we will be happy to take appropriate measures to ensure your
Is the Procedure Safe for
Yes. In fact, due to the improved comfort
level and speed of air abrasion, it's often the treatment of
choice for children. Many children treated with air abrasion
early-on avoid the apprehension (dental anxiety) that
traditional methods may stimulate.
What Steps are Involved?
air abrasion is most often used on conservative
restorations, we may first apply a special cavity
detection dye to your teeth to identify the location and
extent of decay that might otherwise go undetected by
x-rays and visual examinations. We then use a instrument
that delivers a gentle stream of compressed air and a
superfine powder of abrasive particles to quickly remove
the decay. Finally, we fill the cavity with a
tooth-colored, non-metallic filling that offers many
benefits, including strength, longevity and appearance.
What Does The Procedure Feel
Many patients say it feels and sounds
similar to air being blown across the tooth. The procedure
moves so quickly that some people aren't even aware that the
air abrasion process is under way.
What Procedures can Air Abrasion
Air abrasion is most
often used to remove decay in it's early stages. It can
also remove stains, repair chipped, fractured or worn
teeth and prepare teeth for cosmetic procedures.
What are the Limitations of Air
While air abrasion offers many benefits,
it is not always appropriate for all procedures, such
as removing large silver (amalgam) fillings or removing deep
decay. Based on your individual situation, we will determine
what technology is most beneficial to you.