For those of you who are afraid of the dentist or can't stand the sound of a dental drill, we've got a great alternative! Our dental practice offers an alternative method to remove tooth decay called air abrasion. We'd love to tell you more about it on your next visit to see if it would work for you. Air abrasion uses a process that "sandblasts" the tooth to rapidly remove surface tooth decay and enamel. A pressurized stream of microscopic, non-toxic abrasive powder removes the decay. Many patients prefer air abrasion because it is quiet. The only noise is a sound similar to a vacuum cleaner and it doesn't produce the vibration or the heat that a drill does.
For many patients, the procedure requires little or no anesthesia. Air abrasion is especially useful for small cavities, children, phobic patients, people who dislike the drill or its noise, and those who cannot have local anesthesia.
If you'd like to learn more about whether air abrasion is an alternative for you or interested in other forms of pain-free dentistry like laser or sedation dentistry, call our office today at 317-882-0228 to set up an appointment. Again, thank you for choosing us as your Indianapolis dental provider!