Air abrasion is one of the most common dental cleaning technologies used by dental practices. Dr. Fred C. Stalley and associates use this technique to gently polish and remove plaque and food debris from teeth to prevent dental decay and promote good oral health. For more information about air abrasion in Redondo Beach, California, contact Redondo Beach Dental Group at 310-542-6988 and schedule an appointment with our dentists.
Did you know that you can have a cavity filled with no drills, no needles, no shots and no pain? Thanks to micro air abrasion dentistry, we can painlessly remove the decayed or damaged portion of a tooth without the use of a dental drill.
Instead of spinning drill elements, micro air abrasion uses a concentrated blast of air that contains very fine particles of aluminum oxide, a common ingredient in many toothpastes. Working in a method similar to a sandblaster, air abrasion blasts away the decay and leaves healthy tooth material intact. This process results in greater conservation of your natural tooth structure, helping keep your tooth healthy and strong. Because micro air abrasion uses a simple spray of air and powder, it is minimally invasive, gentle, quiet and fast.
Our patients find micro air abrasion to be much more comfortable and pleasant than traditional drilling, as it eliminates the noise, smells and vibration typically associated with using a dental drill. And perhaps the best part of all is that we usually do not need to use anesthetic, so you have no need to feel nervous about getting a shot.
To learn more about the benefits of micro air abrasion, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We are eager to care for your smile!