Air abrasion is minimally invasive technology used to treat small cavities that can eliminate the need for an anesthetic injection and the dental drill. Can eliminate the need for drilling and injections.
Small cavities are identified and scheduled for conservative composite tooth colored restorations.
Red cavity stain photo Special cavity stains are used to chemically stain decay in the teeth to help us see any small spots so nothing is missed. Once rinsed off, the tooth is now ready for the filling.
The prepared tooth is treated with an acid solution to roughen the surface and get it ready for the bonding process. Once etched, the tooth is ready for bonding agents and the conservative filling. We use special lights to harden the filling and then complete the process by polishing the filling.
The surface is sealed and protected leaving the tooth restored to its original strength and beauty.
Micro-dentistry is an excellent preventative treatment for those who share our belief that early, conservative care is ideal. You can have decay removed without a shot, loud noise, or bad smells. If you have any questions, just ask us about this new and exciting technology.