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Dental Air Abrasion Tool - Trade Winds Dental

Drill-Free Dentistry with Air Abrasion

added on: December 10, 2013

Do you dread the dentist? Do you hate the sound of the drill, fear anesthesia or needles, and put off your regular checkups because you dread being told you will have to undergo dental procedures? Then drill free air abrasion dentistry is for you. Air abrasion is a drill free technique used by Dr. David Hennington to remove tooth decay, prepare teeth for bonding, and remove old fillings and stains. It is particularly appropriate for young children or people with dental anxiety, because it is sound- and vibration free. It allows the creation of a relaxing atmosphere, requires less anesthesia in many cases, and involves much less noise.

How does drill-free dentistry work?

Air abrasion is like a mini sand blaster; it sprays away decay causing tartar and plaque. A fine stream of particles, comprised of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture, sprayed toward the tooth by compressed air or a gas in a dental hand-piece, removes tartar and plaque. Then, the debris is sucked away.

Advantages of Air Abrasion dentistry

  • Leaves more of the healthy tooth matter
  • Reduces the risk of chipping or fracturing the tooth
  • Generates no heat, sound, vibration, or pressure
  • Reduces the need for anesthesia
  • Is a relatively simple, quick procedure
  • Allows treatment of multiple teeth in one visit
  • Is a relatively dry procedure, which allows for easy placement of composite fillings

Drill-free dentistry can go a long way to easing your dental anxiety. To enter Trade Winds Dental and not hear the high-pitched squealing of the drill is, in itself, a big plus. Then to know you will have to receive little or no anesthesia to have a cavity filled with air abrasion, and that this method will be a quiet, relatively pain-free procedure … can you imagine it?

Contact Trade Winds Dental at our convenient Georgetown, TX office to see if air abrasion dentistry is right for you!

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