What Are the Advantages of Air Abrasion?
Air abrasion has many advantages over the traditional dental drill. Most importantly, it does not produce the same amount of noise, smells, or vibration, which helps children and people with dental anxiety feel more comfortable. It also causes less pain, so anesthesia is often not needed.
Procedures using air abrasion are faster than those using a traditional drill. Air abrasion is also a cost-effective treatment. More of the natural tooth is left untouched and there is less risk of additional damage to the teeth. The tooth doesn’t get wet when air abrasion is used versus with a drill, which makes the placement of fillings easier.
Multiple teeth can be treated in the same visit, reducing the number of follow-up visits to the El Segundo office needed to restore your teeth.
Is Air Abrasion Safe?
The only risks of using air abrasion are eye damage and damage to surrounding teeth. We mitigate these risks by providing you with protective eyewear and using a rubber dam to protect your other teeth. The dental assistant will also suction away excess particles.
There are no side effects with air abrasion. It’s also a much more comfortable procedure than having traditional drilling performed.