Air Abrasion is a way to remove decay from a tooth without the use of dental drills. It's a technique that uses compressed air and it works like a sandblaster removing graffiti from walls. The air abrasion hand-piece blows a stream of tiny aluminum oxide particles out of its tip and onto the tooth. The abrasive particles bounce off the tooth and polish the decay away.
Air abrasion procedures may leave some dusty particles in your mouth that will make your mouth feel gritty. The particles are harmless and can be rinsed out easily. To reduce dust build up, the dental assistant will use a vacuum hose. She will also use water spray to rinse your mouth constantly. Your dentist might ask you to wear protective glasses during the procedure.
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