Drill-less Dentistry (Air Abrasion)
Air abrasion, also known as “drill-less dentistry” is an effective technique in which dentists can blast decay from teeth without the use of a drill or touching of teeth. This technique also requires less time than a standard dental drill.
Decay is removed from teeth by a strong stream of clean dry air, combined with minute abrasive particles. This mixture can not only remove stains and decay, but expose other cavities in need of filling. There are some limitations to air abrasion including decay in between teeth. Upon examination your dentist can suggest if drill-less dentistry would be a good fit for your specific oral issue.
The air abrasion procedure operates quietly and effectively. It eliminates vibration, drilling sound, pain, and the need for anesthetic injection. This technique is a great alternative for those suffering from dental anxiety.