Air Abrasion

Air Abrasion

Does the sound of a dental drill cause you anxiety? For many that have dental anxiety, drilling to remove cavities and other elements is a source of stress. With air abrasion technology, drilling is no longer needed. This advanced dental technology in general dentistry can remove decay, composite fillings and even stains with a small, precise blast of air and particles. At Definition Dental, we offer air abrasion for our patients as an alternative to drilling.

Air abrasion works like a small sandblaster, using high pressured air and small particles to gently remove areas on the surface of a tooth. This technique is commonly used to remove shallow cavities or decay from the surface. It can also remove stains, plaque and prepare a tooth for bonding or sealants. The tool is quiet, with no heat or vibration, improving the experience for patients that dread the sound and feel of drilling during dental treatments.

Benefits of Air Abrasion

Beyond giving patients a better dental experience, air abrasion also offers other benefits. Compared to drilling, air abrasion allows more of the healthy tooth to be retained when removing decay. It can also reduce the need for anesthesia for some surface decay removal. This gentler technique for removing portions of the tooth does not have the same risk for chipping or causing micro-fractures as drilling. In fact, air abrasion is gentle enough to allow the dentist to complete multiple repairs in the mouth in one visit, saving time for our patients.

At Definition Dental - Dentist portland or, we are always striving to make our patients more comfortable when getting their dental treatments at our office. Air abrasion is just one more way that we put our patients' health and comfort first. Contact us today and come experience the difference in our dental care by scheduling your first visit with our experienced dental team today.

12850 SW Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 644-8900

I've been going to Definition Dental for several years now and couldn't be happier! The staff are friendly and welcoming and it is so easy to make appointments. I wouldn't recommend any other place for dentists!

I went there for a cleaning, which was great. The hygienist was very polite, explained things very well and did a great job. I did have some cavities and came back for three additional appointments to get my cavities filled. The dentist, Dr. Agarwal, was very professional and i can honestly say of all the dentists I've visited over the years, she did the best job of filling the cavities. When it was over, i couldn't even tell that anything was done, my bite was exactly as it was before. Also, she was very conservative and wanted to try everything she could before performing a root canal and crown, which I appreciated very much. Cannot recommend her and her staff enough!!

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