If you ask dental patients what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.
You may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is!
Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.
Hi. I’m Dr. Steven W. Haywood. I want my patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.
If you are in need of quality dental care in the Baltimore area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give Southern York Smile Care a call at 717-235-3871. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants. We also offer conscious sedation for patients who have dental anxiety.
Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/dental-health-faq, accessed on May 2, 2012