Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Air Abrasion - Pain Management

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

What is air abrasion?

Many people associate the high-pitched whirring of a dental drill with pain. Just the sound alone can make many people wince.

 

A relatively new technique called air abrasion uses powerful particles of aluminum oxide to remove debris and decay. The most exciting thing for patients is that air abrasion is painless and, in some cases, doesn't require an anesthetic.

 

Air abrasion leaves behind a gritty feeling in your mouth, which is simply rinsed away almost instantaneously using a small suction device.

 

Tiny cracks and imperfections on a tooth can be fixed using air abrasion. Although air abrasion is not suitable for work on crowns and bridges, it is often used for bonding procedures, and on tooth restorations involving composite, or tooth-colored fillings.

 

 

For more information on air abrasion services in the Toledo, Ohio area call Amber Leer, D.D.S. at 419-471-1208.