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"Great things start with a smile!" Dr Rosenblat

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Wednesday
Nov272013

Fear the drill? I have a solution for you!

One of the most frequent comments I hear from my patients here in beautiful Oakville is that they hate the sound of the drill.  I need to use the drill to get access to, and remove decay in "cavities".  But there is an alternative available that I have been using quite a bit that can replace the drill for smaller cavities.  It's called "Air Abrasion".  So what is that?  Well to put it simply I use a special powder that is sprayed on the tooth with strong air pressure.  This will cut tooth gently, instead of using a drill.  Kind of like a sandblaster, but on a small scale.  When it is used instead of a drill, no anaesthetic or "freezing" is needed because it is PAINLESS. So why don't we always use this instead of a drill?  Air abrasion is only effective on shallow cavities. But lots of cavities are shallow and this is great for kids.

While this technology is great for cavities, we can't use it to prepare teeth for things like crowns. But it is a tool my patients really like. For a fact sheet with info on air abrasion click here.

Call us lets see if you can avoid the usual "drill".

Dr Steven Rosenblat

TheOakvilleDentist.com

Great things start with a smile!