Dental Air Abrasion with Santa Barbara Dental Care

Removes damaged areas of the tooth structure using a gentle stream of sand 
and air, functioning like a micro-sandblaster. Not only does this method 
allow 95% of patients to receive care without the need for local anesthesia. 
These No Drill Fills are also a gentle and quiet, increasing overall comfort 
and peace of mind. This technique is highly effective at removing areas of 
damage, while leaving healthy tooth structure intact. 

What Are the Advantages of Air Abrasion?

Compared with the traditional drilling method, the advantages of air 
abrasion are many and include the following: 

  • Air abrasion generates no heat, pressure, or vibration.
  • Air abrasion sometimes reduces or eliminates the need for anesthesia, particularly if the decay is shallow.
  • Air abrasion leaves more of the healthy tooth tissue behind.
  • Air abrasion reduces the risk of fracturing and chipping of the tooth, which some dentists believe can affect the life span of the filling.