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Give Me Some Air

Air Abrasion Dentists How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists discovered skulls containing teeth that had been subjected to drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint.

Though advanced dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the sound of a dental drill can make many patients’ hearts pound. However, there is another way cosmetic dentists can remove decay.

This technique is known as air abrasion or drill-less dentistry. An air abrasion instrument removes material by spraying little aluminum oxide particles onto the tooth. The particles work like a sandblaster spraying away the affected tooth structure.

The many merits of air abrasion make it a popular procedure for dentists and patients alike. Because air abrasion is generally free of pain, the necessity for anesthesia is decreased. The air abrasion instrument does not create vibrations or pressure.

Patients appreciate the fact that air abrasion instruments don’t generate that whiny sound that rings in your ears and makes your palms sweat. Because of this, air abrasion can be a less daunting technique for young patients or those with dental anxiety. Air abrasion is frequently quicker and more exact than traditional drilling, leaving more of the healthy tooth intact.

At Providence Dental, we provide anxiety-free dentistry. If you would like to learn more about air abrasion or dental sedation, call us at 702-852-2244. We are located at 7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105 in Las Vegas. The convenient staff at Providence Dental is enthusiastic about your comfort and satisfaction.

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7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada

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