Why Air Abrasion?

Air abrasion is a technique we sometimes use to remove the decay of teeth instead of using a drill.

During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is directed to a decayed portion of the tooth. These particles comprise silica, aluminium oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles hits them.

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Yes, air abrasion is safe. The only precautions necessary before air abrasion are protective eye wear (to help prevent eye irritation from the spray) and the use of a rubber dam (a rubber sheet that fits around teeth) or protective resin applied to nearby teeth and gums to protect areas of the mouth that are not being treated.

Many benefits of Air Abrasion include:

 

  • Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration.
  • Air abrasion reduces the need for anaesthetic, particularly if the cavity is shallow.
  • Air abrasion leaves much more of the healthy tooth tissue behind.
  • Air abrasion leaves the working area relatively dry, which is an advantage during the placement of composite fillings.
  • Air abrasion reduces the risk of microfracturing and chipping of the tooth, which some experts believe can lead to premature restorative failures.
  • Air abrasion allows us to treat multiple areas of the mouth during a single visit.
  • The procedure is simple and quick.
  • Air abrasion is not always totally painless. The air can cause sensitivity and so can the abrasives used.
  • Air abrasion is not recommended for deep cavities (those close to the tooth’s pulp). It is best suited for removing small cavities that form early on the surface of teeth.
  • Only composite filling material can be used following air abrasion because it adheres well to the smooth surface created by the air abrasion (amalgam or silver fillings require drill-based cuts to prevent the filling from falling out).

Air Abrasion is especially effective for children with minimal dental decay.

Yes, Air Abrasion can also be used to:

 

  • Get rid of some old composite restorations, but not metallic restorations such as silver or amalgam fillings
  • Prepare a tooth surface for bonding or sealants
  • Remove superficial stains and tooth discolorations

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