Microabrasion, also referred to as air abrasion, is one of the techniques we use in treating tooth decay here at Deer Valley Dental Care.
Microabrasion is made possible by a dental handpiece that emits fine stream of particles.
These tiny particles are sprayed over the affected tooth area, removing decay.
Decay particles are then suctioned away. After this, bonding is applied on the teeth surface to keep decay from invading again restore health of the teeth.
Microabrasion eliminates the need for a drill. Patients with sensitive teeth may report a cold sensation. Microabrasion doesn’t require numbing of the area.
Microabrasion is usually performed to treat tooth decay on children and teenagers.
It is also done to prepare the teeth surface prior sealant application.
However, it can be used for any patient age, whether for treating cavities or preventing decay from developing.
If tooth decay is your concern, microabrasion can help.